The knowledge of the Companies Act is the starting point for your career as a Corporate Lawyer. Our course on ‘Companies Act- Law, Practice, Career’ is the first step you should take if you are interested in starting a career in corporate law.
The course covers the key elements of the Companies Act and has been developed by experts who have robust industry experience, strong teaching credentials, and are themselves practising professionals.
About Lawctopus Law School
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We value your trust and we are confident that our newest offering will prove immensely beneficial in your education and your career!
How the course will help you
The knowledge and skills you learn from the course will help you know:
- the why and how of Company Law
- the registration process of a company
- management of a company
- financing of a company
- restructuring of a company
- about careers in corporate law
By the end of the course, you will develop a strong knowledge of the Companies Act, clear conceptual understanding, and have the practical know-how of the workings of this key law.
You’ll also have a clear roadmap on how to succeed as a corporate lawyer, or use the knowledge as a CA/CS professional/student.
The Course Outline is as follows:
- An orientation session which explains how to make full use of the course
- Rigorously researched reading resources
- Recorded video lectures covering the important elements companies act, its practice and legal developments
- A question and answer forum to resolve all your doubts
- Assignments (both objective and essay-type) and feedback
- WhatsApp group and regular emails for constant communication
- 5-6, 90-minute long live sessions which build upon the course material and resolve all your doubts and questions
- Monthly webinars on related (and off-beat) topics which are exclusive for our students
THE COURSE STRUCTURE
This course on Companies Act – Law, Practice, Career has 10 modules.
Module 1 – Understanding the concept of ‘COMPANY’
- Meaning and definition of a Company
- Company viz-a-viz other forms of businesses
- The nature and features of a Company
Module 2 – Company Law: Key Concepts
- Historical developments and Jurisprudence of Company Law
- Key concepts
- Introduction to ‘Corporate Personality’: The idea of Corporate Veil
- Majority Rule and the rights of Minority
Module 3 – Incorporation of a Company
- Pre-incorporation stage: Role of Promoters
- Incorporation stage: Process and Concepts
- MOA & AOA: Different types of Clauses & Doctrines
Assignment 1 – Redrafting and reworking on rough versions of MoA and AoA. Feedback will be given by the practising experts at Lawctopus Law School.
Module 4 – Capital Financing
- Financing a company: Capital and Debt
- Share, Share Capital, and Member
- Debentures and Deposits
Module 5 – Management of Shares
- Transfer of Shares
- Reduction of Share Capital
- Buy-back of Shares
Assignment 2 – A practice exercise concerning the drafting of a Prospectus for an IPO of a Company.
Module 6 – Shareholder Meetings
- General and Extra-ordinary Meeting
- Calling, convening, and conducting meetings
- Resolutions and Voting
Module 7 – Control and Management of a Company
- Directors: Appointment and Qualifications
- Rights and Duties of Directors
- Board of Directors and its Meetings
- Committees of the Board
- Key Managerial Personnel
Assignment 3 – Drafting Minutes of Meeting for an AGM and Board Resolution on Appointment of a Director.
Module 8 – Important Restrictive concepts in Company Law
- Related Party Transactions
- Accounts and Audit
- Offences and Penalties
Module 9 – Corporate Restructuring and other Concepts
- Introduction to Corporate Restructuring
- Winding up of a Company and Tribunals
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
- Criminal Liability under Companies Act
Module 10 – Careers in Corporate Law
- The ideal Resume (CV) and application for a corporate job
- The career journey and the day-in-a-life of a Corporate Lawyer
- Generalization vs Specialization
- Fields of Practice in Companies Law
- Working in a Law Firm vs Working as In-house Counsel in a Company
Mohit is a graduate in law with a gold medal from RGNUL, Punjab. He has done his post-graduation in Law from the University of Rajasthan.
He is a qualified Company Secretary and currently a Guest Faculty at ICSI. He is practising Advocate in Commercial Laws, Taxation Laws and Corporate Crimes at Rajasthan High Court, NCLAT, ITAT.
During his graduation, he has won NLUJ Anit-Trust Moot Court Competition, WBNUJS-Herbert Smith Freehills National Moot Court Competition and NLUD-INSOL International Insolvency Law Moot Court Competition which are some of the best moot court competitions in the field of Corporate Law.
Garima is a graduate in Law from NUSRL Ranchi and has completed her LLM from NALSAR, Hyderabad where she is currently pursuing her PhD in Law.
Garima has previously worked as the Deputy Manager for Corporate Legal Department of HDFC Limited Head Office from 2016-19.
Ankit is a 2010 Commerce graduate from Mumbai University and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Mumbai University and is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an Associate of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
He was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of HDFC Investments Limited, a systemically important Non-Banking Financial Company under the Reserve Bank of India regulations. He is a Co-opted member of the Committee on Industry and Business of the WIRC of ICAI.
He has also authored articles, which have been published in magazines of professional interest including the Journal of the ICAI – The Chartered Accountant, the Journal of the ICSI – The Chartered Secretary and the Student Journal of the ICSI. He has also acted as a faculty for the ICAI for various conferences and study circles.
Jatin has Bachelors in Law from RGNUL, Punjab and has done his post-graduation (LLM) in Trade and Investment Laws from NLU Jodhpur.
He has qualified UGC NET and has worked with IIM Ranchi as Legal Manager, Indian School of Public Policy as Executive Manager and taught Corporate Laws at IIM Ranchi and Amity Law School, Delhi.
Presently, he is the CEO at Lawctopus Law School and the CFO at Lawctopus.
Who is this course for?
- law students interested in Company laws and especially Companies Act
- CA or CS students who want to learn more about the Companies Act
- practising lawyers looking to start or get into the practice of Corporate Law
- legal academicians who want to gain a practical understanding of Companies Act
- other professionals and academicians with an interest in the subject
Details of our Companies Act – Law, Practice and Career Course
Duration: 8 weeks
Course fee: Rs. 5900 inclusive of GST.
Mode of learning
- Recorded video lectures
- Text-based modules and reading resources
- 5-6 live, 90-minute long webinars/sessions
- Online based forum for doubts
- Assignments and feedback
The course is completely online and self-paced with fixed-time slots for live lectures and deadlines for assignments.
The recorded versions of the live lectures too are available to those who want to review the lecture or watch it in case they have missed attending the session live.
- Get a certificate issued by Lawctopus on successful completion of the course
- Get access to recorded sessions on CV making; making it as a legal freelancer
- Internship positions for best-performing students with Lawctopus’ partner organizations
- Ad-hoc paid assignments after the completion of the course
- Publication opportunities on Academike for best-performing students
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