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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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
The Law of Succession
The Law of Succession is concerned with the law of wills and the administration of deceased estates. The applicable principles vary depending upon whether the deceased dies with or without a will. In both cases however, the distribution of the estate may also be affected by a claim for family provision brought by those who are not named in the will under statute law.
In this course we will consider the relevant statutory principles and case authorities in the administration of deceased estates.
Participants will have the opportunity to simulate a succession problem in class with practice drafting wills and doing communication exercises to enable the participant to provide professional advice to clients.
Topics to be covered:Terminology and general framework of succession law (Termini chiave nel diritto successorio inglesi)
- Succession in the UK (Successioni in UK)
- Intestate succession
- Testate succession
- The mental element
- Formal requirements
- The rectification power
- Revocation of wills
- Obliterations, interlineations and alterations
- Republication and revival of will
- Family provision
4. Inheritance tax (Imposta sulle succession)
For further details send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest in this course scheduled for 2017.
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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
International Events and Law Conferences are proud to announce that the International Law Symposium – 2017 will be held in Bologna, Italy from 6 – 9 July 2017.
If you are interested in participating as a presenter, please complete and return the attached Call for Papers Application form.
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