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Corporate Governance Course by Dr Adrian Cutajar

about 3 years ago by Anne Marie Gilson
Corporate Governance

Castille Institute is pleased to offer you a course on Corporate Governance: Principles, Policies and Best Practices by Dr Adrian Cutajar, scheduled to take place on the 13 September 2018.  Dr Cutajar is a Maltese lawyer by profession, focusing extensively on corporate law, regulatory and compliance matters.

Participation on this course will provide you with:

- the tools required to be an effective director

- a comprehensive understanding of board governance 

- an analysis of the role of the board vis-à-vis management and auditors (internal and external)

- an understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical challenges faced by today’s boards

An in-depth introduction to the complexities of corporate governance and its implementation together with case studies on corporate governance – the failures and successes, will be covered during the course.


Programme Outline includes:

What is corporate governance and why is it important?

Defining corporate governance and understanding the key risks 

Development of corporate governance in Malta 

General principles of corporate governance 

Legal and regulatory aspects of corporate governance 

Codes of and reports on corporate governance


Implementation of corporate governance

Application of governance rules and principles

Board and Board Committees – What is their contribution to an effective corporate governance framework? 

The Chairman 

Role of the Company Secretary 

How is good corporate governance measured? 


Governance Culture

Remuneration of directors and senior executives 

Reporting to shareholders and external audit 

Disclosure Relations with shareholders 

Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability 

New challenges in corporate governance 


Dr Adrian Cutajar acts as compliance officer and company secretary for licence holders authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) as well as international groups established in Malta. He also acted as company secretary of Global Capital plc., a financial services group (including its Maltese regulated subsidiaries), listed on the Malta Stock Exchange. Adrian holds a doctorate in laws from the University of Malta and a specialisation, at Masters Level, in financial services. About the Trainer Since 2003, he led and consulted on various MFSA applications, listings, corporate financing transactions and company re-organisations. His core competencies include provision of regulatory and compliance consultancy, corporate and commercial structuring together with company secretarial services. Adrian is also a co-founder and executive director at Artio, a boutique firm based in Malta providing corporate, fiduciary and compliance services to regulated entities and international companies with a presence in Malta. Before co-founding Artio in 2012, Adrian held senior positions within an established Maltese law-firm, and acted as Head of Legal and Compliance at Global Capital plc. Adrian coordinated and presented training sessions covering corporate law subjects and sits on the Investment Business Sub-Committee of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (Malta). 

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.  

For further information check our learning page on www.castilleresources.com/events or send us an email on institute@castilleresources.com or call us on 20933280.