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Common Law and Legal English Weekend for the International Practitioner – Bologna, 1-3 June 2018

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judge-1024x683Today’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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Introduction to Freight Forwarding Law & Practice

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Globalization is here to stay and greater expertise is expected and required for the smooth movement of goods. Possessing the right knowledge is paramount as trading conditions are not only challenging and complex but ever so competitive.  A professional needs sound knowledge to ensure that goods are moved with minimal problems.

Upon completion of this course, your professional performance will be enhanced in your day-to-day management of trade.

Topics include: –

  1.  Overview of the Global Economy
  2. Balance of Payments
  3. The Legal Environment (International Treaties and Domestic Law)
  4. The Law of Contract and the Sale of goods in international trade
  5. Agency & Distribution Contracts
  6. Export/Import Order Process from quotation to agreement
  7. International Transport (Types of Transport, Packing & Marking, Transport Documentation)
  8. Customs controls (Import/Export Procedures and Documentation)
  9. Risk Management (Cargo Marine Insurance, Credit Insurance, Exchange Risk Management)
  10. Export Finance (Business Finance, International Payment Methods, Documentary Letters of Credit)
  11. Leading Cases in International Trade & Transport

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