Company and Corporate English Law Course - Legal English

Company and Corporate Law

Overview

A 15 unit course covering the law, meaning and use of the essential Legal English words and phrases needed by lawyers working in the field of company/corporate law and other business structures. The course includes both the law and practical instruction on how to form companies, issue shares and capitalisation, the duties and powers of directors and how companies are governed and make decisions. The course also covers the law and documentation of Mergers and Acquisitions, company closures and sale of assets. All the teachers and trainers are either qualified British Barristers or Solicitors with experience of Corporate Law and giving them an understanding of the questions and tasks your clients are likely to request.

Course includes

  • Reading, writing, speaking and listening exercises
  • Practical Company and Corporate Law overview and details
  • Glossary with definitions
  • Authentic company documents
  • Language of company formation, capitalisation, corporate governance and director’s duties
  • Course certificate upon completion
  • Discount on the price of attendance at Summer Schools
  • The opportunity for one-2-one video conferencing to assist with pronunciation and technical legal questions
  • The essential law and terminology of Company, Partnership and Corporate Law and related financial transactions such as debentures and crystalisation.
  • The course includes explanations of essential Legal English words and phrases needed by lawyers working in this area of Law.

Course contents

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 1

The History and Development of Anglo-Saxon Corporate Law and Partnership Law.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 2

Types of business structures and business vehicles, including limited Companies, Partnerships, Limited Liability partnerships.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 3

Modern Corporations – Incorporation, Capitalisation, Initial public offerings, Types of shares and associated rights.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 4

Corporate Governance – Directors Duties, Shareholders powers and rights, Company Secretaries and other day to day regulatory matters.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 5

One tier Board and two tier Supervisory Board structures and their duties and powers.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 6

Company restructuring I - Increasing and reducing share capital, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 7

Company restructuring 11 - Demerger, Spin offs, Split-offs.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 8

EU Company law and policy, conflict of laws in international trade, anti-monopoly legislation.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 9

The Law of Agency, Estoppel and the Rule in Turquand’s case. How directors and officers can bind companies.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 10

Raising corporate finance – Debentures, loans, mortgages, Fixed and Floating charges, crystalisation of charges.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 11

The practical steps and documentation involved in borrowing money, registering charges (perfection of charges).

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 12

The distinction between Public and private companies, small shareholder protection.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 13

The practical steps and documentation involved in registering companies, issuing shares, holding board and shareholder meetings.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 14

White collar crime, company fraud and statutory requirements on Company officers.

Company and Corporate Law Lesson 15

Winding up and compulsory liquidation, division of assets on closure of a business.

Course terminology

The essential law and terminology of Company, Partnership and Corporate Law and related financial transactions such as debentures and crystalisation. The course includes explanations of essential Legal English words and phrases needed by lawyers working in this area of Law.

Course duration

The course is delivered at a rate of 2 online lessons per week over an 8 weeks. The course requires 15 hours of lesson time plus another 10 hours of private study time, using inter-active study exercises submitted through the Internet and e mail. 

Materials for students

Course prices

Course type Video lessons with a lawyer Homework Video lessons one-to-one with a lawyer Course price

Private

Live one-to-one classes
15 private lessons/60 min Twice/week following each class Yes, 10 private lessons/60 minutes each

$ 800

Group

Live Broadcasts+Homework+ Conversation
15 lessons/60 min Twice/week following each class No, group lessons

$ 350

Pre-recorded

Pre-recorded webinars
15 lessons/60 min Add-on option for US$ __ No

$ 240

Separate lesson

Pre-recorded lessons
15 lessons/60 min Add-on option for US$ __ No

$ __ each

Free trial lesson

Pre-recorded lessons
1 lesson/60 min No No

Free