Today’s practitioners, whether operating domestically or internationally, are required to know how the law from other jurisdictions impacts on their client’s business affairs.
Whether the client is located in the US or UK or in Europe, a practitioner needs to understand the fundamental elements of these legal systems in order to protect and or defend their client’s business.
This weekend school has been specifically developed to assist practitioners to understand the basic requirements of the common law system in the US and UK.
The first part of the course will start with an introduction to common law system of law and look at how the common law system developed.
The second part of the course will involve the study of various areas of common law in the UK and contracted to the US system. We will study contracts law, torts law, the impact of equity, remedies available for breach.
The third part of the course will focus on the impact of the conflict of laws (private international law). How does this operate in the areas of tort, contract, property and so on and transactions which contain a foreign element.For example, conflict of laws issues will arise if proceedings are contemplated in London in respect of a contract involving a party in Italy seeking to recover damages for breach of a contract governed by the law of Italy.
The fourth part of the course will look at civil litigation procedure from studying the legal institutions, and the civil procedure rules including discovery, interrogatories, affidavits.
The final part of the course will involve a negotiation of a dispute where participants will have the chance to role play in the negotiation. At the conclusion of the negotiation, the participants will also be drafting terms of settlement for the matter.
The topics to be covered in this course are:-
1. Introduction to the common law system in the UK and US and terminology
2. Contracts law and terminology in the UK and US and the international sale of goods (Vienna Convention)
3. Torts law and terminology in the UK and US
4. Equity law in the UK and terminology
5. Remedies and damages in the US & UK for breach of contract and torts
6. Law of contract – forum of competent jurisdiction and the law of the contract
7. The Impact of private international law on commercial transactions; Applicable Law, Court of Competent Jurisdiction.
8. Commencing proceedings and civil litigation procedure including discovery, interrogatories, affidavits.
9. Dispute Resolution and the art of negotiation
10. Case study – participants will role play in the negotiation and draft terms of settlement for the matter.
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list or visit Intellectual Property Mini Class