Annual Company Law Conference
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.