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Advanced program in contract drafting Legal Career Program

  1. 1. ADVANCED PROGRAM IN CONTRACT DRAFTING Professional Training on Contract Drafting, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  2. 2. ADVANCED PROGRAM IN CONTRACT DRAFTING India’s first ever advanced course on Contractual Laws - 3 month program focused on practical skills of Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Contract Breach & Remedies Expert led live classroom sessions conducted after office hours – use of Case Studies, Classroom discussions, Quizzes and more Exposure to Faculty and Content for 3 months - Better understanding and retention of concepts & opportunity to apply concepts while learning Delivered online, the program can be accessed using internet ready desktop/laptop. Access to recorded sessions Option to participate in Assessment leading to Certificate of Successful Completion To Register Online Click here
  3. 3. CONTENTS Broad Contours Who should attend Program Objectives Program Benefits Program Contents Program Faculty Evaluation & Certification How to Apply About Thomson Reuters To Register Online Click here
  4. 4. BROAD CONTOURS Program Duration : 3 Months, Approx. 20 live virtual classes of 2 hours duration would be conducted covering 11 modules. Eligibility : Graduates/Diploma holders from functional area of Legal, Operations, Finance, Purchasing, Business Development & HR who deal with legal obligation to customers & suppliers Schedule : Class Frequency – Twice a week, Class Schedule: Friday 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm and on Sunday 11.00 am – 1.00 pm Program Fee : Introductory fee Rs. 25,000 (Rs. 22,250 + 12.36% Service Tax)
  5. 5. BROAD CONTOURS Pedagogy • Expert led Online sessions • Case Study, Session Wise quizzes, Classroom Discussions • Six Introductory Modules, Five Advanced Modules & Guest Lectures Certification • Certificate of Participation from Thomson Reuters • Option to participate in Evaluation instruments leading to award of Successful Completion Certificate from Thomson Reuters Program Delivery • Online Program – can be accessed using Internet ready desktop/laptop running Windows operating system with minimum internet bandwidth of 512kbps. Speakers/ Headphones Important Dates • Last date of Enrollment : Saturday 19th Oct. 2013 • Welcome Class : Friday 1st Nov. 2013
  6. 6. WHO SHOULD ATTEND This informative course is designed for Entrepreneurs, consultants, academicians and Senior professionals from functional areas of Legal, Operations, Finance, HR, Purchasing, and Business Development - who deal with legal obligation to customers, vendors & employees during exchange of goods & services. This Program will not only benefit managers taking up such appointments for the first time but also those with experience as they would be able to better understand the concepts in context of their experience.
  7. 7. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES Assist the participants in understanding the pre-contract drafting process Enhance confidence by understanding drafting of important clauses, common contracts Special session on Arbitration – Drafting of Arbitration Clause Negotiation of effective contracts - Reduction of time to finalise contracts Provide exposure to multitude of common contracts with focus on its specific clauses Special Contracts - M&A, Joint Ventures, Shareholders Agreements Understand Indian Civil Court rules & Procedure on Contract Breach and Remedies Learn best drafting practices - Due Diligence, KYC, Term Sheet, Management of Multi-contracts and Multi-year contracts & more
  8. 8. PROGRAM BENEFITS Understanding of Contract Terms, Negotiation and its legal impacts would help professionals from different Functional streams • Participant from Legal stream would learn the necessary skills to write clear, concise, & enforceable contracts. They would also be able to reduce time of finalising a variety of contracts by better understanding of the contract negotiation process • Business Development Managers would be able faster close contracts with their clients & Prospects • Operations Managers would learn to manage organisation’s responsibilities to customers during the contract • The participants from functional areas of Sourcing/Purchasing would be able to ensure achievement of both short and long term vendor performance. • Participants from HR would be able to able to better fulfil commitment to internal customers as stated in employment contract. The program would benefit experienced participants also by helping them refresh the Contract Terms and evaluate their own Contract drafting skills thereby giving an opportunity to improve them.
  9. 9. PROGRAM CONTENTS – INTRODUCTORY MODULES 1.Course Introduction - Elements of a Contract, Drafting Fundamentals. 2. Contract Form and Various Parts of a Contract 3. Detailing of Important Clauses 4. Dispute Resolution 5. Common Preliminary Contracts/Agreements 6. Exposure to a wide range of Contracts & its specific terms
  10. 10. PROGRAM CONTENTS – ADVANCED MODULES 7. Contract Terms Negotiation 8. Key (Financial) Contracts 9. Special Contracts and Licenses 10. Contract Breach and Remedies 11. Review of best drafting practices , Contract Management and Renewals
  11. 11. INTRODUCTORY MODULES Course Introduction • Elements of a Contract with reference to sections of Contract Act 1872 • Drafting Fundamentals Contract Form and Various Parts of a Contract • Parties, Recitals, Definitions, Interpretation, Term and Consideration, Key Business Terms • Representations, Warranties, Conditions and Covenants • Default and Remedies • Indemnity-liability • Common Boilerplate Provisions • Signature Blocks, Schedules and Exhibits Detailing of Important Clauses • Scope of Work, Timelines/Milestones • Liquidated Damages, Indemnification • Corruption/Anti-Bribery Compliance • Penalty, Limitation of Liability • IPR • Data Protection • Various other clauses - Force Majeure, Confidentiality, Amendments, Termination & its consequences
  12. 12. INTRODUCTORY MODULES Dispute Resolution • Courts Vs. Arbitration • Various Modes of Dispute Resolution • Importance of Arbitration • Things to consider before including Arbitration Clause in your contract • Drafting an Arbitration clause • Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) • Considerations while including Arbitration Clause involving Indian and Foreign Entities Common Preliminary Contracts/Agreements • Term Sheet/Letters of Intent/MOU • Non-Disclosure Agreements Exposure to wide range of Contracts • Non-Competition Agreements, Non Compete Clause Enforceability • Employment, Consultancy/Retainership Agreements • Sale/Purchase, Distribution, Agreement to Sell, Sales Deed
  13. 13. ADVANCED MODULES Contract Terms Negotiation • Negotiation Tactics, BATNA • Convincing other parties on important contract clauses • How to deal with a hard negotiator • How to cover your interest in case you have to concede during a hard negotiation Key (Financial) Contracts • Promissory Notes • Bank Guarantees/Corp. Guarantee/Letter of Comfort • Letters of Credit ESCROW Account Special Contracts and Licenses • Settlement Agreements and Releases • Intellectual Property Licenses • Hypothecation & Mortgage Agreements • Operations & Maintenance Agreements • Government Contracts • E - Contracts & Technology Agreements • M&A & Share Purchase Agreements • Joint Ventures, Shareholders Agreements
  14. 14. ADVANCED MODULES Contract Breach and Remedies • Types of Contract - Breaches & Defaults • Remedies - Liquidated Damages and Penalties and Other Remedies • Indian Civil Court Rules and Procedures on Contract Breach • Latest Position under Indian Law Review of best drafting practices , Contract Management and Renewals • Best practices of drafting clear and unambiguous contract clauses, Due Diligence, KYC, Term Sheet, Clause drafting with special reference to Competition Law • Management of Multi-contracts and Multi-year contracts • Legal risks of not managing contracts effectively • Renewal Automation
  15. 15. PROGRAM FACULTY The live virtual sessions will be led by legal practitioners and senior specialists in Indian law. These experts have worked for the renowned global and Indian law firms, and have many years of experience.
  16. 16. EVALUATION & CERTIFICATION Candidates completing the program will receive Certificate of Participation from Thomson Reuters. Candidates would have an option to participate in Evaluation instruments (Class Quizzes, Final online exam) leading to Certificate of Successful Completion from Thomson Reuters. Candidates who participate in evaluation instruments and score 50% or more marks shall receive Certificate of Successful Completion. The final decision on evaluation methods rests with Thomson Reuters and may change.
  17. 17. PROGRAM FEE Rs. 25,000 (Rs. 22,250 + 12.36% Service Tax) An Early Bird Benefit of Rs. 2500 is available for candidates applying on or before 28th Sept. 2013. The Program Fee under Early Bird is Rs. 22,500 ( Rs. 20,025 + 12.36% Service Tax) The Program Fee can be paid by DD to “Thomson Reuters South Asia Private Limited” payable at New Delhi. The Fee can also be paid by bank transfer in the favour of “Thomson Reuters South Asia Private Limited” to Standard Chartered Bank, Account Type: Current Account, Account Number: 52205923123, IFSC Code: SCBL0036020
  18. 18. INFORMATION SESSIONS • Why should I attend the information session? – To evaluate the program rigorously and in depth before taking a final decision • Who will host the session? – The seniors and their team from the Professional Skills Training would address the queries regarding the program • How can I register for the information session? – To Register Online click here
  19. 19. APPLICATION PROCEDURE IMPORTANT DATES Application Last Date : 19th Oct. 2013 Welcome Class : 1st Nov. 2013 APPLICATION FORMS • The candidates can apply online at or via hard copy form. (Application form can be downloaded from website) • Supporting documents required : – 1 Passport size photo – Proof of Graduation /Diploma Completion [Self attested copy of Degree /Diploma Certificate] • The filled application form and supporting documents can be sent to: “APCD Applications Processing, Thomson Reuters, 2nd Floor, Lotus Tower, Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025”. • The scanned copy of application form and supporting documents can also be sent to
  20. 20. Program Delivery about Online Learning Platform
  21. 21. ABOUT THOMSON REUTERS Thomson Reuters is the world’s largest provider of intelligent information to business and professional customers. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. For more information, go to Globally, Thomson Reuter’s legal research is used by more than 80% of the fortune 500 companies. We help legal professionals stay abreast with emerging topics through Online CLE Centre – WestLegalEdCenter, US educational casebook & textbook publishing – Foundation Press. Thomson Reuter’s legal operates in more than 27 countries with strength of 14,600 employees. Thomson Reuters customers in India include Top Law Firms and Senior Advocates through its Legal footprint in India – Westlaw India, flagship online research platform combining Indian and UK law, Sweet & Maxwell legal books and reference materials and Pangea3, the leading legal process outsourcing business.
  22. 22. IMPORTANT All fees are non-refundable; however if the program start is delayed for more than 3 weeks, the candidate is eligible to apply for a refund. By enrolling for the Program, the candidate agrees to abide by the APCD Terms & Conditions (available on ) pertaining to application, payment, registration, conduct of program, assessment & certification. Thomson Reuters controls the extension or foreclosure of the applications for the Program.
  23. 23. To know more and to attend free information session SMS "APCD" to 56070 Or Call toll free 1800 103 4522