Drafting contracts in English (1+3)

Improve your drafting in English and under common law / Indemnification and limitation of Liability


30 mai 2018
8h30 - 12h30 + 14h00 - 18h00 (8h)


 

Objectifs de formation :

Matinée :

  • Learn Some Basics of Common Law
  • How To Draft Clauses in English : Style and Drafting Tips
  • How to Understand Complicated Clauses : Analysis and Simplification
  • Get Practice Points on Selected Topics ( Best vs Reasonable Efforts, "Boilerplate", etc)

Après-midi :

  • Understand indemnification better
  • Learn how to effectively limit your company’s liability and how to limit your conterparty’s limitations
  • Understand the Common Law basis for the term “consequential damages” and its meaning
  • Learn how to draft indemnification and limitation of liability clauses

 

Public concerné

Juristes d’entreprises, Contract managers, Responsables Juridique, Directeurs Juridiques.

Effectif prévu : de 8 à 25 stagiaires.

 

Pré-requis

Etre titulaire d’un Master 2 en droit ou équivalent.

La formation est délivrée en anglais : la maîtrise de l’anglais professionnel est fortement recommandée.

Cette formation est ouverte aux adhérents AFJE et aux non adhérents.

 

Lieu de la formation

PARIS - Hotel Castille, 33-37 rue Cambon, 75001

 

Tarif et conditions :

Tarif adhérent AFJE : 590 EUR HT (708 EUR TTC)

Tarif non-adhérent AFJE : 890 EUR HT (1068 EUR TTC)

 

Conditions de participation

Toute demande d’annulation doit être notifiée par écrit à l’AFJE dix jours ouvrés au moins avant la date de la session. Toute inscription réalisée moins de dix jours ouvrés avant la date de la session est définitive et sera facturée au Client.

 

Contenu :

 

8h30-12h30  - Matinée - Improve your drafting in English and under common law

Exercise 1 :

Test  your English:  Choose the correct word from various English synonyms

 

Understanding some basics:

-What is Common Law and how is it different from Civil Law?

-Importance of the governing law choice

-English is not always English! Differences in communicating and drafting among Common Law countries

 

Drafting in English

-Improve your drafting in English: Style and tips

-How to avoid common mistakes and “faux amis”

-See how errors have impacted Common Law decisions

 

Exercises 2, 3 and 4:

Mark-up the supply contract to correct several errors in drafting

 

Understanding complicated clauses

-Tips on how to deconstruct them

 

Exercises 5a, b and c:

Deconstruct long and difficult common law clauses and reword in simple language

 

Selected Topics in Drafting:  Practice Points

-What are best/reasonable efforts under Common Law?

-Agreements to agree under Common Law

-Understanding boilerplate and interpretation clauses

-How to make comments effectively

 

Exercise 6:

Drafting “Agreement to Agree” clause

 

Exercise 7:

Identify the correct boilerplate and interpretation clauses to include in / exclude from the model supply contract

 

14h00-18h00  - Après-midi - Indemnification and limitation of liability

Primer on Indemnification

-What is indemnification, duty to defend, hold harmless

-What is its purpose?

-Practice tips

 

Exercise 1:

Using the model supply contract, convert sell-side indemnification clause to buy-side

 

Primer on Liability and its Exclusions, Limitations and Carve-outs

-What are the types of damages recoverable under Common Law?

-How to deal with consequential damages and lost profits; what is the difference?

-Exclusions, Limitations and Carve-outs: 

-Drafting tips for exclusions from liability clauses, buy-side and sell-side

-Drafting tips for limitation of liability clauses, buy-side and sell-side, including multiple caps

-Drafting tips for carve-outs from limitation on liability clauses, buy-side and sell-side

 

Exercise 2:

Using the model supply contract, convert buy-side exclusion of consequential damages to a sell-side position

 

Exercise 3:

Using the model supply contract, draft a limitation of liability clause (sell-side)

 

Exercise 4:

Using the model supply contract, draft carve-outs (buy-side) from seller’s exclusion of consequential damages and limitations of liability

 

Some Oral Tests:

Modify standard liability clauses, switching between sell-side and buy side

Moyens et méthodes pédagogiques

L’animation s’appuie sur des exposés et exercices en groupe.

A NY law governed supply contract (American supplier / French customer) will be used throughout the course as a basis for the exercises.

 

Profil du (des) formateur(s)

Doris Speer, Avocate de New York and Michigan; Executive MBA de HEC

Administrator AFJE ; Administrator Département MSO, Université Paris-Dauphine ; 

Formerly, Deputy General Counsel, Business Transactions, Alstom Group; Previously, Associate,  Shearman & Sterling, New York

 

MODALITÉS D’ÉVALUATION

Questionnaire d’évaluation, évaluation orale par le formateur et QCM.

 

MOYENS TECHNIQUES

Le lieu de formation est équipé de vidéoprojection, et paperboard.

 


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