Are you negotiating contracts ? Do you know how to avoid liability during negotiations ?
You could find yourself not only bound in contract but liable for representations made during negotiations even if you have not signed an agreement or even written the agreement out.
So how can you avoid liability during negotiations ? How does this situation work in your jurisdiction.
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It is said that contracts go through a 7-stage process. These are:-
2. Make – Buy
3. Source – Award
6. End options
Do you know what these mean ? Put your comments below.
This course is aimed at lawyers, notaries, accountants, in-house counsel and other professional advisers who wish to master their skills in international business.
This course is the first stepping-stone for any practitioner advising clients with business affairs in the UK or clients planning to diversify their activities with a global perspective.
The course is also suitable for students or practitioners thinking of qualifying as a solicitor under the QLTS scheme in the UK, or sitting for the TOLES examination (The Official Legal English Examination).
This course will be held from 1 June 2017 – 4 June 2017 in Bologna for a total of 20 hours in-class face to face lectures and workshops.
The head -trainer, Sofia Parastatidou, is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and a leading Legal English Trainer in Italy.
The topics to be covered in this course include:-
- Introduction to the common law system and the English Legal Profession
- Contracts Law & Terminology
- Introduction to Tort Law & Terminology
- UK Company Law
- Real Property Transactions and Conveyancing in the UK
- Succession in the UK (wills and probate)
- Trusts in the UK
- Introduction to Tax and Accounting in the UK
- Brexit and the Implications for the Legal Profession and their clients
- Case Studies, Role Plays and practical exercises
Further details and a detailed program are available by emailing email@example.com or completing the form below.
One of the most popular business models used today to expand globally is franchising.
We have developed this course to assist the practitioner and their client to understand the complexities of this type of business expansion.
The International Franchising Law Masterclass is comprised of the following topic areas:
- Different business models in the franchising system
- Business format of franchising
- The impact of different cultures and legal systems of international franchising
- The effect of a wide range of laws which govern franchising such as franchising laws, codes of conduct, trademark protection, dispute resolution
- New developments in taxation avoidance and minimisation and the impact it has on business models.
More specifically, we will be looking at:-
- Definition of franchising.
- Assessing a franchise business for suitability of transport to overseas jurisdictions.
- The role of legal advisers in the business decision to expand a franchise to a new country.
- Comparison of Business Models (organics, agents, distributors, licencing, franchising, joint ventures, master franchisees)
- Franchising and the concept of culture
- Building and protecting the brand
- Due diligence
- Brand Due Diligence
- Role of advisers in due diligence
- Contents of a franchising agreement
- Obligations of franchisor and franchisee
- Other important terms in a franchise agreement
- Due Diligence Considerations
- Comparative session – Italy v UK
- International Franchise Laws and Regulations
- Franchise Business Structures
- Expansion in franchising
- Legal Issues in negotiation matters
- Intellectual Property Issues
- Protection of Trade Marks
- Real Property considerations – Leases and licences
- Dispute Resolution
- Alternative dispute resolution – mediation and arbitration
- Forum and choice of Law
- Factors in dispute resolution
- The future of franchising
- Social Franchising
- Exit Strategies – selling, insolvency, buyouts, public listing, venture capitalists
The students will be learning the above through caselaw and practice case studies to apply the concepts to real practical situations.
Philosophical and economic underpinnings lie behind Intellectual Property Law.
The law of intellectual property includes the areas of copyright, design, patents, confidential information, business reputation and trademarks.
In the Intellectual Property Law Masterclass, we will be studying key policy issues, the rationale and role of intellectual property law.
We will examine the overlap between areas of protection, the growing importance of obligations under international treaties and the interaction of intellectual property law with other areas such as competition law and contract law.
For each category of intellectual property, we will be learning about how the rights arise, the nature of the rights protected, ownership and exploitation. Finally, we will study infringement types and what remedies are available to owners of IP.
In particular, the Masterclass will cover: –
- Introduction and history of intellectual property
- International aspects of intellectual property protection
- International Treaties & UK statues and the system in the US
- Common Law principles and the protection of intellectual property
- Copyright principles and protection
- Copyright Assignment and Licensing
- Copyright Infringement, Defences and Remedies
- Industrial Designs & Requirements for registration
- Infringement of Design, Defences and Remedies
- Patents principles and protection
- Infringement of Patents, Defences and Remedies
- Confidential information and principles
- Remedies for breach of confidential information in contract and equity
- Defences for breach of confidential information and Remedies
- Business Reputation and principles in the action of passing off
- Misrepresentation, Association, Sponsorship and endorsement
- Trade Marks elements and principles
- History of Trademarks at common law and international conventions
- Classes of designated goods and services
- Trade Mark registration and elements necessary for registration
- Grounds for opposition to registration
- Licensing of Trade Marks
- Infringement, Defences and Remedies
- Domain names and new technology issues
- The Future of IP
For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list or visit our website Intellectual Property Master Class
Often professionals need to advice their clients in a variety of fields including intellectual property law.
In this mini-class we will be studying the main areas of intellectual property including copyright, patents and trademarks.
We will study landmark cases and learn the key legal terms in IP.
In this Mini-Class we will study: –
- Definitions of different types of intellectual property
- Types of Agreement and Contracts – Licensing
- Breaches of Intellectual Property
- Amending an Agreement
- IP Rights and the Internet
- Case Law
- Role -Play – Negotiating an Agreement
For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to email@example.com to join our mailing list or visit Intellectual Property Mini Class
The course deals with risk management and personal insolvency (bankruptcy) and corporate insolvency (covering both liquidation and non-liquidation arrangements).
We will examine the law from a UK and US perspective.
We will be studying different types of risks and learning essential terms before turning to the insolvency aspects of our studies.
In this course, we will be learning: –
- Types of Risks
- Risks in Management
- Essential Terms in Risk Management
- Essential Terms in Insolvency
- Company Law Overview
- Insolvency Law in UK and US and the grounds for winding up a company
- Statutory Demands and Creditors Petitions
- Debtors Petitions
- Individual Voluntary Arrangements
- Liquidator’s powers and duties and the administration of the winding up
- Assets available to the liquidator
- Voidable transactions
- Insolvent trading actions
For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list or visit our website Risk Management and Insolvency