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Module 1 - FUNDAMENTALS OF LUXEMBOURG LAW FOR COMPANY SECRETARIES (16h)

The module will cover the key points of Luxembourg Law, plus related practice, which every Company Secretary should know. The module will include various case studies, which bring the content to life in a practical context.

On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the stakeholders, and understand the role and potential liability of a Company Secretary

  • Understand some key concepts, notably related to the different types of Luxembourg companies and the main events, which occur during the life of a Luxembourg company

  • Incorporate a Luxembourg company

  • Liquidate a Luxembourg company

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Module 2 - BOARDS & BOARD MEETINGS (8h)

As a key element influencing Board effectiveness, the Company Secretary plays a major role in the efficient functioning of Board meetings by preparing meetings, advising the Board, ensuring timely and effective information flows within the Board, and between the Board and its Committees or Senior Management.

Through case studies, this module will enable participants to get practical knowledge in order to:

  • Identify a Board structure and its operation

  • Prepare, convene, run and minute a Board meeting

  • Get acquainted with Board procedures and policies

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Board

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Module 3 - SHAREHOLDERS & SHAREHOLDERS' MEETINGS (8h)

It often falls to the Company Secretary to deal with practical and company law issues in relation to Shareholders, to act as an intermediary between the Board and the Shareholders and to coordinate the Shareholders' decision-making strategy, amendments of articles of association, appointment and removal of Board members, approval of annual accounts, or dissolution of a company. Therefore, ensuring that all Shareholder decisions are taken in compliance with the applicable legislation is one of the Company Secretary's major roles.

On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Identify different Shareholders' rights

  • Prepare and hold a Shareholders' meeting

  • Create and update a share register

  • Document a distribution and a transfer of shares

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Module 4 - MANAGING & COMMUNICATING COMPANY DATA (4h)

Companies are overwhelmed by an increasing number of documents and data of all kinds. The Company Secretary cannot avoid this trend in performing his or her duties. On the contrary, the Company Secretary is even in charge of keeping and storing corporate documents, it is needless to underscore their importance for the company.

On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Get acquainted with the basic legal rules underpinning the keeping and storing of documents, assuring a maximum level of probative value

  • Get an introduction to other specific rules, such as the rules on data protection, professional secrecy and trade secrets, which are often less known but still may have an important impact on the keeping and storing of company documents

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Module 5 - ACCOUNTING & TAX FOR COMPANY SECRETARIES (8h)

The purpose of this specific training is to offer a hands-on experience rather than a theoretical class and provide Company Secretaries with practical knowledge on accounting and tax reporting, including (i) by monitoring compliance within the scope and extent of accounting and tax reporting obligations and (ii) by making sense of reports, taking into account the nature and limitations of accounting and financial reporting.

Through multiple real-life financial reports for review, analysis and class discussion, participants will be able to:

  • Review the key foundations of financial reporting: accounting conventions and principles

  • Understand the key components of financial statements and be aware of their information usefulness

  • Implement filing obligations, as they relate to accounting and tax reporting so as to monitor compliance

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Module 6 - LUXEMBOURG CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & COMPANY ADMINISTRATION IN PRACTICE (16h)

This module examines the role of the Company Secretary in promoting and reinforcing good corporate governance across an organisation by ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory obligations as well as good practice. In particular, it explains the role of the Company Secretary in devising and overseeing appropriate compliance systems and processes so that the company and its directors are compliant with Luxembourg corporate laws, regulations and the company's statutes. The module also examines corporate secretaryship practices.

On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts and practical approach of corporate governance

  • Identify the role of a Company Secretary in the financial sector, notably through good disclosure and observance of statutory requirements, regulations and best practice

  • Meet governance objectives and optimise management information

  • Assess corporate compliance with a code of conduct for a regulated entity

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Module 7 - CONTRACT LAW FUNDAMENTALS FOR COMPANY SECRETARIES (8h)

This module aims to facilitate the understanding of contract law in a business environment. It covers the crucial ingredients required for setting up a good contract and provides tips for understanding contractual material. It also scrutinises 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.

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

  • Ensure a contract management approach (signing process and document retention)

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Module 8 - COMPANY SECRETARIES LEADING THROUGH INTEGRITY (4h)

Integrity means the respect of a consistent framework of ethical or moral principles based upon a core group of values, beyond formal codes of conduct and regulations. As scandals have decimated share prices and Board credibility, integrity has become one of the critical elements of corporate governance that companies are looking to reinforce. As a result, the Board's approach to integrity has to spread outward from the Boardroom in order to permeate the whole culture of an organization. Indeed, it is required, more than ever, to be considered nowadays by a Company secretary.

On successful completion of this module, by using case studies, master class and self-reflection, participants will be able to:

  • Provide a practical framework for understanding and instilling integrity and ethics in the Boardroom

  • Try to identify how Board members can more proactively recognise gaps and risks

  • Help to prevent potential damage linked to lack of integrity

  • Enhance globally the role of integrity in the Boardroom and the whole organisation

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