Advanced International Contracts Training

S1408 Advanced Contracts Button
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date: 17/11/2014 - 20/11/2014
  • Event Type: Training
  • Language: English and French with simultaneous interpretation

This interactive advanced training will focus in depth on problems that arise in international contracts using mock cases, working groups and model clauses. Participants will be encouraged to share their experience and put their skills and techniques into action under the guidance of leading professionals in this field.

Objectives

This advanced training will focus in depth on problems that arise in international contracts using a mock case. Participants will work in small groups to negotiate and redraft specific clauses of a multi-party contract riddled with mistakes, the aim being that they come away from the training with a sound-proof contract and various key model clauses.

Participants will be encouraged to share their experience and put their skills and techniques into action under the guidance of leading professionals in this field. The training will culminate with a 3 hour brainstorming session to give participants the opportunity to raise issues that they face in international contracts and obtain recommendations and advice from speakers and other participants.

Learning outcomes

  • Perfect skills to negotiate and draft a contract
  • Acquire techniques for drafting key clauses
  • Learn the appropriate approach to resolving disputes
  • Understand the importance of cultural and legal differences to avoid misunderstandings in an international context
  • Practical application with a mock case, participating in small working groups limited to roughly 10 participants

Who should attend?

  • Legal directors and corporate counsel from companies involved in international trade
  • Practising lawyers
  • Legal practitioners advising international trading companies
  • Business people involved in international trade and dispute resolution

Related reading

ICC Store

Monday 17 November 2014 (09.30-17.30)

09.00-09.30 Registration

Negotiation and drafting

MORNING

  • Welcome address and introduction
  • Presentation of ICC
  • Sloppy drafting, intentional vagueness, overreaching, ignorance of foreign legal systems and practice and other fatal mistakes when drafting international contracts
  • Focus on examples of frequently pathological clauses (notification, applicable law, hardship, etc.)

12.30-14.00 Lunch

AFTERNOON

  • Plenary session: Presentation of the mock case - focus on issues and concerns
  • Working groups: Negotiating and drafting a pre-contractual confidentiality agreement
  • Plenary session to critique and improve drafting

Cocktail reception

Tuesday 18 November 2014 (09.30-17.30)

Negotiation and redrafting

MORNING

  • Working groups: Negotiation and redrafting of key clauses of the contract in light of the term sheet (Part I)
  • Plenary session to critique and improve drafting

Lunch 12.30-14.00

AFTERNOON

  • Working groups: Negotiation and redrafting of key clauses of the contract in light of the term sheet (Part II)
  • Plenary session to critique and improve drafting

Dinner at the restaurant "Ciel de Paris" at the top of the Montparnasse tower

Wednesday 19 November 2014 (09.30-17.30)

Methods of dispute resolution

MORNING

  • Plenary session to present various bad choice of jurisdiction and choice of law provisions to be improved in working groups
  • Working groups: Choosing the appropriate approach to resolving disputes. Negotiating and drafting a dispute resolution clause
  • Plenary session to discuss how claims could be asserted and resolved under the dispute resolution clauses as drafted/problems to be expected

12.30-14.00 Lunch

AFTERNOON

  • How to manage cross-border contracts
  • Financing an international contract and related clauses
  • How to recognize fraud and money laundering? Ethical rules and presentation of ICC Commercial Crime Services

Visit of the exhibition "Hokusai" at the Grand Palais

Thursday 20 November 2014 (09.30-13.00)

Brainstorming among speakers and participants

MORNING

  • Participants will be invited to raise issues they face in international contracts to obtain recommendations and advice from speakers and other participants
  • Conclusion

12.30 Lunch

End of the training

Chair of this advanced training

Kristine Karsten, Partner, VistaLaw, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Speakers

Martine Briat, Director of Legal and Banking, Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB, France

David Brown, Partner, Clyde & Co - Paris, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Stefano Catelani, Corporate Counsel, Du Pont de Nemours International SA, Switzerland

Philippe Cavalieros, Partner, Winston & Strawn, France

Christine Guerrier, Vice President, Disputes Resolution & Litigation, Thales, France

Richard Jadot, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP, France

Pierrick Le Goff, General Counsel, Alstom Transport, France

Jean-Claude Najar, International Counsel, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, France

Jorge Perez-Vera, Senior Legal Counsel, Total, France

Doris Speer, Deputy General Counsel, Alstom, France

Logistical notes

Dates

17-20 November 2014

Venue

ICC Hearing Centre, 10 avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75016 Paris, France

Registration fees

The registration fee covers all training activities, including documentation, lunches, coffee breaks and social activities. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

ICC-members: €1835 (€2,202 inc. VAT)
Non-members: €2199 (€2,638.8 inc. VAT)

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and contribution to costs.

How to register

Easier and faster: register online (secured payment by credit card) at www.iccevents.org
Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees.
To benefit from early bird rate, please note that ICC Services must receive the payment before the deadline.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A list of hotels in Paris, with which ICC has negotiated preferential room rates will be sent to you upon receipt of the registration form.

We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

Working languages

English and French. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Credits and hours

ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York’s approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is a Solicitors Regulation Authority and General Council of the Bar of England and Wales External CPD Course Provider. French Bars: This training has been sent for CNB approval.

Continuing legal education: organization registered in France under n° 11 75 40892 75.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 17 October 2014. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Services prior to the conference, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration material will be required.

Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

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Programme and logistics: Emma Dannevik, Project Officer, Email Emma Dannevik, Tel: +33 1 49 53 33 96

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Event registration fees

ICC members €1835

(€2,202 inc. VAT)

Non-members €2199

(€2,638.8 inc. VAT)

Hours and credits

  • CLE credits24

  • MCLE credits20.5

  • CPD hours20.5

  • CNB hours, awaiting approval20.5