ICC Institute Training Level 2 on International Contracts

S1508 Advanced International Contracts Training button new
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date: 28/09/2015 - 01/10/2015
  • 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 a mock case. Participants will be encouraged to share their experience and put their skills and techniques into action under the guidance of leading professionals in the 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

Monday 28 September 2015 (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 contract
  • 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 concern
  • Working groups: Negotiating and drafting a pre-contractual confidentiality agreemen
  • Plenary session to critique and improve drafting

Cocktail reception

Tuesday 29 September 2015 (09.00-17.30)

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-cruise on the Seine

Wednesday 30 September 2015 (09.00-17.20)

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 clause
  • How to recognize fraud and money laundering? Ethical rules and presentation of ICC Commercial Crime Services

Guided tour at the Louvre Museum

Thursday 1 October 2015 (09.30-12.30)

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

Chair of this training

José Emilio Nunes Pinto , Managing Partner, José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados, Brazil; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Speakers

Akram Abu El Huda , General Counsel and Company Secretary, Al Habtoor Group, United Arab Emirates

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

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

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

Richard Jadot , Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP, France

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

Cecilia Misu , Founder, CMSQUARE UG; Lead Contract Manager, Siemens AG, Germany

Pottengal Mukundan , Director, ICC Commercial Crime Services, London

José Rosell , Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, France

Inge de Venter-Galliano , Vice President Legal & Contract Management, Alstom Transport, France

ICC representatives

Katharine Bernet , Project Manager, ICC Training and Conferences / ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris

Maria Hauser-Morel , Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Giorgia Taurino , Legal Coordinator, ICC Training and Conferences, Paris

Andrew Wilson , Director, ICC Global Communications, Paris

Logistical notes

Dates

28 September-1 October 2015

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.

Early Bird special rate until 12 June 2015: €1529* (€1834,8 incl. VAT)

After 12 June 2015:
ICC Members: 1759€* (€2110,80 incl. VAT)
Non-Members: 2199€* (€2638,80 incl. VAT)

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

Special discounts

  • ICC Members may benefit from an extra 5% discount. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.
  • Group rates : Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
    Please contact events@iccwbo.org if you wish to benefit from this discount.

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. Lawyers practising in France may apply for the reimbursement of this course before the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 28 August 2015 . Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information 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.

Disclaimer

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Event registration fees

ICC member rate €1759

(€2110,80 incl. VAT)

Non-member rate €2199

(€2638,80 incl. VAT)

Hours and credits

  • CLE credits24

  • MCLE credits21

  • CPD hours21

  • CNB hours, awaiting approval21

Testimonial

The training was fantastic, with a very high level of speakers and topics discussed. The moderator, Kristine Karsten, is an expert on international contracts. She was an incredible moderator in the working groups as well as in the sessions.
Melissa LAY SOH-NEWSTEAD
Group Legal Contracts Manager, Qatar Financial Centre Authority
Advanced Training on International Contracts, Paris November 2014