Contract Law Fundamentals for Company Secretaries (M7/S1 CoSec Cert)
This module aims to facilitate the understanding of contract law in a business environment. Accordingly, it covers the crucial ingredients required for setting up a good contract, and provides tips for understanding contractual material. It also scrutinizes what happens when things go wrong, including offering options for assessing damages and remedies for breach. Finally, the main features of contracts entered into by regulated entities and listed companies will be overviewed.
Formation of contracts
Terms and conditions of contracts
Rights and obligations of the parties
Termination of contracts
Regulated entities and listed companies’ obligations overview
Case study: Shareholders’ agreement
Case study: Share purchase agreement
Case study: Loan agreement
Case study: Other contracts and commitments (e.g., engagement letters or confidentiality agreements)
On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to:
Examine and address key issues in Luxembourg contract law;
Offer solutions and advice on practical concerns;
Initiate a governance review of contracts; and,
Ensure a contract management approach (signing process and document retention).
Board support personnel, such as current and aspiring Company Secretaries as well as Corporate Officers, including Law Professionals, who support and advise the Board of Directors and Managers, and willing to increase their understanding of corporate governance concepts.