International Contracts: Study of a mock case (S1118)

Venue: International Chamber of Commerce

Location: Paris, France

Event Date/Time: Feb 14, 2011 End Date/Time: Feb 17, 2011
Registration Date: Feb 13, 2011
Early Registration Date: Dec 17, 2010
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The success of international business depends on the quality of contracts signed. Too often, if the relationship between parties happens to deteriorate, loopholes in the contract make the situation worse; had the contract been better drafted the relationship could have been preserved. Negotiating and drafting a contract are skills and techniques that need to be learned, as does managing the “post-contract” and dealing with different kinds of conflict resolution.

This seminar will focus, through the study of a mock case, on the main problems that arise in international contracts at different times of their life. The essential and accessory contract clauses, including the ICC model clauses will notably be presented and a particular focus will be given to avoiding and resolving disputes. Furthermore, the new version of the Incoterms® 2010 rules, coming into effect on 1 January 2011, will be presented by the Senior Policy Manager of the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice who oversaw the development of Incoterms® 2010 rules.

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.

Working methods
-Study of a mock case, reflecting the reality and practices of international business, within working groups limited to roughly 10 participants. The mock case, as well as some documentation, will be sent to participants before the training so that they can read the facts, prepare for working in groups and identify the contractual issues which will be addressed during the negotiations.
-Technical and practical presentations with international experts.
-Debate amongst participants and speakers during interactive plenary sessions.
-Participants will be invited to ask questions ahead of the training on the new version of the
Incoterms® 2010 rules.


38, Cours Albert 1er