CPD: Company law in relation to insurance

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General information

18 January 2021
17:00–19:00 CET

Webinar description

The course is intended to provide attendees with an overview of the salient corporate law and governance matters associated with insurance companies, including the most basic but also the most fundamental aspect: the structure of the company. In this regard, the course will seek to explain the main corporate law and governance principles relating to the implications of opening a company in the Maltese insurance sector and applying them in a practical manner. The course will also highlight the main characteristics of insurance companies and the different forms of companies through which insurance services can be offered in Malta; namely via protected cell companies, incorporated cell companies and limited liability companies.

Learning objectives

This course will provide a sound understanding of the main corporate law and governance principles associated with insurance companies.

Webinar topics

  • Main legislative source of corporate governance
  • Nature of the company
  • Cell companies as corporate vehicles
  • Companies Act (Incorporated Cell Companies Carrying on Business of Insurance) Regulations, 2010
  • Shareholding structure limitations
  • Management and administration; the roles and responsibilities of the officers of the company
  • Procedural rules relating to meetings
  • Filing and registrations

Target audience

  • Board members
  • Company secretaries
  • Management

Trainer(s) name(s)

Dr Malcolm Falzon

Trainer(s) bio and experience

Malcolm’s areas of specialisation are mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, aviation and ship finance, insurance, pensions and gaming law. He assists local and foreign clients on legal, regulatory and licensing aspects of each of these areas as well as related corporate and commercial matters. He frequently advises clients on projects comprising a combination of his areas of specialisation, particularly those that have a capital markets or an M&A dimension. Malcolm also leads Camilleri Preziosi’s Blockchain Taskforce which was set up in order to study the technology and its potential application to the firm’s practice areas. He regularly acts as an examiner at the University of Malta and lecturer at the Malta Stock Exchange Institute, and is a speaker at seminars and conferences relating to his areas of expertise.

Following his return from postgraduate studies at University College, London, Malcolm returned to the firm as an associate in 2005. He was admitted to partnership in 2013.