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    CGV B897F
    Corporate Administration and Secretaryship
    CGV B897F
    Corporate Administration and Secretaryship

    Course Coordinator: Lam Siu Wa, Master of Business (University of Newcastle, Australia); Master of Corporate Governance (HK PolyU); FCS; FCIS; CGP

    Advisory prerequisite(s)
    You are advised to have already studied LAW B868F.

    Aims
    This course aims to provide learners with a sound foundation in the legal framework of incorporating, maintaining and dissolving a company in Hong Kong. It focuses on the application of relevant theories to the daily administrative work and secretarial practices undertaken by company secretaries in the commercial field or in company secretarial firms. The course also provides learners with a general understanding of employment law and labour-related legislation in Hong Kong.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • The role of corporate administrators, business ethics and corporate sustainability

    • The obligations of employers and employees under common law, the Employment Ordinance and the Minimum Wage Ordinance

    • Equal Opportunities and protection of personal data legislation

    • Occupational safety and health, employee compensation and Mandatory Provident Fund schemes

    • Termination, employment protection, and labour dispute resolution

    • Intellectual property rights

    • Formation of Hong Kong companies and registration of non-Hong Kong companies

    • Company directors, company secretaries, auditors and company meetings

    • Equity and debt financing and registration of charges

    • Disclosure of financial and price-sensitive information and interest in shares and debentures

    • Capital reconstruction, schemes of arrangement, takeovers and mergers, receivership, and dissolution of companies

    Contact hours
    Normally three hours per week.

    Assessment
    The continuous assessment portion of the course accounts for 40% of the total course score, while the final examination accounts for the remaining 60% of the total course score. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Set book(s)
    There are no set books for this course.

    Remarks
    This is a two-term course starting in the Spring term with teaching activities in the Summer term. The course will end in the Summer term.

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