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Minute Writing by Adrian Cutajar at Castille Institute

over 2 years ago by Anne Marie Gilson

Castille Institute is pleased to welcome Adrian Cutajar on the 12 February as he delivers Minute Writing.

Minutes are critical records of all meetings in the corporate world. Minutes provide an overview of the meeting, the salient points thereof and the agreed course of action. Effective minute writing is therefore an important quality in today’s corporate environment. Minutes should convey the message of the meeting and not a transcription of the words used.

This course analyses the importance of minutes, the different fora where minutes are required, different format of minutes, the manner which the minute-taker should be prepared in order to write minutes effectively and also consider different techniques which can be utilised when writing minutes.


  • Write effective agendas and minutes
  • Satisfy the various legal/regulatory requirements relating to minutes
  • Adapt minutes to different scenarios

Target Audience

Any type of professional or individual working or aspiring to work in a corporate environment, or attending meetings on a frequent basis, students and anyone interested in improving and refining minute-writing skills.

About the speaker

Adrian is a Maltese lawyer by profession focusing extensively on corporate law, regulatory and compliance matters. He 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. 

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).