India is the world’s fastest-growing major economy with 7.1 percent growth recorded for the July to September period (Q3). The thriving market brings immense opportunities for companies existing in the Indian market or trying to make inroads into it. These companies are set up based on the Company law and regulation in India, especially under The Company Act of 2013. Thus, it would evident to state that a clear understanding of Company law is the critical foundation for anyone trying to make a foray in the field of corporate and economic laws and regulations in India.
Now that we have an understanding of the importance that is associated with Company Law, let’s assess the legal education available for students to learn this. Limited. The one word that defines the exposure a law student has to this vast field of practice. Is it possible for someone to deep dive in this plethora of knowledge and understand the concepts all in one semester? Certainly, this sounds like a difficult experience for a young law graduate. Another facet is the individual aspiration.
A student aiming for a career as a litigator and not a corporate lawyer tends to ignore company law only to realize its importance when exposed to industry experience. The genesis of many civil disputes originate from companies and it requires a deeper understanding to present an effective case before the Court.
Let’s take a step further to analyze the legal industry. Do you know how the new Companies Act affects venture capital, private equity investments or M&A transactions? How has the capital markets practice of law firms evolved post the new Companies Act and role of investment banks under the new system? Can you advise a large business manage inter-corporate holdings and investments, help a promoter validly enter into a related party transaction or help companies comply with CSR requirements? Can you use your skillsets to build a profitable advisory practice around CSR compliance?
At Lawsikho we aim to do bridge these gaps. Our course is designed to be practical and task oriented.
The Diploma in Companies Act, Corporate Governance and SEBI Regulations is intensive and not just theoretical, it has hands-on practical lessons, where your drafting skills are honed. You learn what successful lawyers and professionals do practically on a regular basis. This course will provide you feedback, coaching from the trainer and help you improve your understanding of the deliverables whilst also providing internship and job support.
The best performing students in the class are recommended for internships and jobs to the best law firms and in-house legal departments.
What Do You Learn?
As part of the course, you get to learn the different kinds of processes, due diligence, compliances, etc. related to a company. Here are the topics covered under the course:
MODULE #1 HOW TO START A COMPANY
MODULE #2 HOW TO RUN A COMPANY: MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
MODULE #3 COMPANY OFFICERS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL
MODULE #4 LIABILITIES OF DIRECTORS
MODULE #5 INVESTMENT AND DEBT FINANCE
MODULE #6 CAPITAL MARKETS AND SHARE RELATED DEALINGS
MODULE #7 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
MODULE #8 INTER-CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS AND RPTS
MODULE #9 CORPORATE ACCOUNTS AND AUDITORS
MODULE #10 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
MODULE #11 HOW TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT A COMPANY
MODULE #12 ADMINISTRATIVE AND APPELLATE AUTHORITIES
MODULE #13 HOW TO APPEAR BEFORE NCLT / NCLAT
MODULE #14 MINORITY RIGHTS, OPPRESSION & MISMANAGEMENT
MODULE #16 SEBI REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO LISTED ENTITIES
MODULE #17 SECURITIES APPELLATE TRIBUNAL
List of weekly Exercises:
- Draft opinion on whether it is advisable to convert to a company
- Draft clauses of Memorandum and Articles of Association to achieve specific objectives
- Exercise on appointment, powers and liabilities of directors
- Draft clauses of an employee stock option scheme
- Draft a notice and agenda of the board meeting and drafting resolutions for items from the agenda
- Draft a notice, agenda and explanatory statement for an annual general meeting with special business
- Exercise on the procedure for creation of charges
- Exercise on eligibility and procedure for buyback of shares
- Draft a shareholders agreement
- Select a suitable method for an M&A transaction
- Draft clauses of scheme of arrangement
- Draft clauses of a letter of offer
- Exercise on seeking exemption from applicability of takeover code
- Exercise on determining whether a transaction is related party transaction and procedure to be followed
- Exercise on permissible transactions between holding and subsidiary entities
- Exercise on appointment and resignation of auditors
- Exercise on applicability of CSR provisions and drafting CSR policy
- Exercise on comparing financial statements of companies
- Exercise on finding specific information from the annual report and its implications
- Drafting a petition to be filed with NCLT
- Drafting a response to a notice from MCA
- Exercise on requirement to appoint small shareholders director and procedure
- Draft clauses of Articles of Association to protect interests of shareholders
- Exercise on eligibility and procedure for voluntary strike off
These exercises are created with the sole purpose of bridging the gap between your theoretical knowledge and its practical application. You get a thoroughly curated curriculum along with reading materials, video sessions, self-assessment quizzes, weekly exercises and regular feedback sessions.
This helps you build a knowledge base in companies act and corporate governance. We help you develop your skills in this area with regular exercises and regular feedback.
What is Unique About our Course?
Generally when we start learning, especially in online courses people start and end with reading the study materials. This course is not about learning the provisions of the statute and case laws.
This course is intensive and not just theoretical, it has hands-on practical lessons, where your drafting skills are honed. You learn what lawyers and professionals do practically on a regular basis.
You need to spend 6-8 hours per week on this course. This course will provide you feedback, coaching from trainer to help you improve the work you produce. You will be writing an article per month under expert guidance which will publish on iPleaders blog or other publications. You will get a free course on professional networking, CV writing and interview skills so that you can easily find jobs.
Students who perform well in class get a recommendation to top law firms for jobs and internships.
After completing the course, you will be able to do compliance work, provide strategic inputs and be at ease with company law aspects of various transactions as well as litigation. Specialised learning such as corporate governance pertaining to multinational entities and their subsidiaries, or drafting of a shareholders agreement is provided which is not taught at law schools or any other courses.
Checklists, sample documents are provided as part of the curriculum so that the students can strategise and improvise accordingly.
Who should enrol in this course:
This course is useful for the directors of companies, compliance officers, CA and CS professionals, corporate lawyers, lawyers and law students interested in working with general corporate teams, commercial litigation teams, corporate litigation teams with law firms or the in-house legal jobs. Law students who want to develop expertise in corporate law, companies act, SEBI regulations and corporate governance, Commerce graduates interested in corporate jobs and Entrepreneurs and directors who want to gain a strategic advantage through functional knowledge of companies law and corporate governance strategies.
What is the career potential after doing this course?
If you are interested in working with companies as a lawyer or compliance specialist or a corporate lawyer, or with a law firm specializing in M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital, general corporate or banking transactions teams, then this course is for you.
It is not only a technical subject but quite cut and dry in the manner it is taught. You need to know the provisions of the statute, so generally, that is what is being taught in classes and textbooks. Such an approach to company laws only ensures that the lawyers and students have a superficial knowledge and not deep-dive into the subject.
The knowledge of Companies Act, Corporate Governance is necessary if you are working or planning to work with sectors like corporate, banking, legal, finance, and all major corporations. The in-house legal teams in any business, law firms, corporate litigators, compliance teams in corporations, large conglomerates are looking for expert corporate lawyers with a firm grip on company laws.
Last Date of Enrollment: 31st December, 2018
Batch Commencement Date: 1st January, 2019
Duration: 12 months
Course: INR 23,600/- (including GST)
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