Lawyers and other practitioners in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will by tomorrow have an opportunity to participate in a Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) accredited Continuing Legal Education (NBA-CLE) programme on Company Law and Corporate Governance.

Facilitated by the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) under the NBA Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NBA-ICLE) “Mandatory Continuing Legal Education” programme, the two courses will be delivered by senior lawyers and subject matter experts on December 2 and 3, 2019 respectively.

For the Company Law module, the sub-themes that are planned to be covered include Directors, Secretary & Officers of a Company; Rules of Federal High Court; Derivative Actions/Minority Rights; Mergers & Acquisition; Company Proceedings and Investment Disputes; Introduction to Investments & Securities Act as well as Company Securities, Capital Market Practice and Flotation of Securities.

The Corporate Governance module is billed to cover such topics as Origin of Corporate Governance; Development of Corporate Governance in Nigeria; Codes of Corporate Government in Nigeria including the SEC, CBN, NAICOM and Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) codes of corporate governance. Other sub-themes are Board Evaluation and Audit as well as “Salient Points on Corporate Governance” including Corporate Governance Framework, Board Responsibilities, Separation of role of Chairman from Chief Executive, Board Committees, Conflict of interest, Corporate Social Responsibility, Board Charter, Board Evaluation, Induction Training and Succession Planning.

The training will be held at The Den Hotel, 20 Agadez Crscent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

While the course fee for the two-day subsidized training has been pegged at N40, 000, young lawyers between 1-7 years post-call will receive a further discount of 40% to be shaved off the course fee.

According to the organisers, interested participants are to pay the course fee into the “LEDAP-MCLE COURSE” Account Number 1016147835 at Zenith Bank Plc. For more information, please call 0906-000-7472 or email info@nba-mcle-ledapnigeria.org.

Founded in 1997 and led by foremost pro bono activist, Mr. Chino Obiagwu SAN, LEDAP is a non-governmental organization engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. It has observer status with the Africa Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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