An­nual Com­pany Law Con­fer­ence

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS & FINANCE - The full pro­gramme can be found on the Cham­ber’s Web­site www.avukati.org Reg­is­tra­tions can be sent by email to events@avukati.org, or by call­ing 2124 8601.

The An­nual Com­pany Law Con­fer­ence, or­gan­ised jointly by the De­part­ment of Com­mer­cial Law at the Univer­sity of Malta and the Malta Law Academy, a foun­da­tion of the Cham­ber of Ad­vo­cates, will be held on Wed­nes­day 2 Novem­ber. The two en­ti­ties will hold the con­fer­ence, now a fixed event on the aca­demic cal­en­dar that has proved pop­u­lar with le­gal prac­ti­tion­ers, law stu­dents, ac­coun­tants, au­di­tors, com­pany of­fi­cials and oth­ers in­volved with limited li­a­bil­ity com­pa­nies in Malta. The event, chaired by Dr David Fabri, Head of the De­part­ment of Com­mer­cial Law, will be held in the Au­di­to­rium, Univer­sity of Malta, Val­letta Cam­pus from 1 to 6pm.

The open­ing ad­dress will be de­liv­ered by Min­is­ter for Fi­nance Prof. Ed­ward Sci­cluna.

After in­tro­duc­ing the speak­ers and the top­ics of the af­ter­noon, Dr Fabri will give a brief talk on reg­u­la­tory de­vel­op­ments in the field of Com­mer­cial Law. The next speaker, Dr Con­rad Por­tanier, will ex­plore Mal­tese Law pro­vi­sions re­lat­ing to squeeze-out of mi­nor­ity share­hold­ers and also sug­gest pro­pos­als for re­form. Dr Ivan Vella will talk about the prac­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tion of ar­ti­cle 402(3) (g) of the Com­pa­nies Act and the pos­si­ble stale­mate among mem­bers. Prof. An­drew Mus­cat will ex­am­ine in some de­tail the gen­eral du­ties and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of Com­pany Di­rec­tors as well as shar­ing his in­sights on re­cent de­cided cases. His talk will be di­vided in two parts, with a cof­fee break in be­tween. Dr Neville Gatt’s pre­sen­ta­tion will tackle re­cent rel­e­vant de­vel­op­ments in EU Com­pany Law while Dr Kris Borg will be re­view­ing the lat­est Com­pany Law de­ci­sions and in­ter­pre­ta­tions given by the Mal­tese Courts. Dr Ge­orge Hy­zler, pres­i­dent of the Cham­ber of Ad­vo­cates, will de­liver the clos­ing ad­dress.

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