Talk on Resolving Boardroom and Shareholders Disputes

On Tuesday 7 April 2020, I will be speaking at the Companies Commission of Malaysia seminar on ‘Resolving Boardroom and Shareholders Disputes‘. It is a half day talk from 9am to 1pm and with a registration fee of RM250 or RM300. It is open to members of the public.

I am looking forward to sharing practical insight from the various cases I have worked on. I frequently receive queries from company secretaries, directors and shareholders on certain disputes. I then designed this seminar around these often raised issues.

Some of the areas I will cover include:

Directors: Lessons Learnt from Boardroom Disputes

  • Directors’ rights and responsibilities.
  • Case studies of common scenarios of disputes among directors and shareholders.
  • Deadlock at board level and disagreements.
  • Removal or suspension of directors.

Decision-making Process: Division between Directors and Shareholders

  • The Federal Court case of Petra Perdana and the lessons learnt.
  • The shareholders’ right of management review.
  • When shareholders’ approval is required.

Shareholder Remedies: The WMDs

  • Winding up on the just and equitable ground when there is a breakdown in relationship.
  • Minority oppression relief.
  • Derivative action by the aggrieved shareholder.
  • Other common legal remedies by shareholders

The Role of Company Secretaries in These Disputes

  • Case studies on the important role of company secretaries in such disputes.
  • The importance of the Guidelines Relating to Practicing Certificate for Secretaries.
  • The duties and responsibilities of company secretaries.

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