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Calling all in-house counsel and other legal practitioners involved in international trade and dispute resolution. How confident are you in spotting mistakes in a multi-party contract?

An upcoming ICC training on international contracts will put the negotiating and drafting skills of participants to the test using a mock case and a contract riddled with mistakes to highlight problems that arise in international contracts.

Held under the auspices of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the advanced (level-two) training will equip professionals with the skills they need to produce soundproof contracts as well as several model clauses to set them on the right track from the very start of the process.

During this practical training, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences, working in small groups to negotiate and redraft specific clauses of a flawed contract under the guidance of leading professionals in this field.

Jose Emilio Nunes Pinto, Managing Partner at Jose Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados (Brazil) and a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration who will chair the training said: “Contractual relations are essential for doing business internationally. Mistakes or sloppy drafts can not only incur expenses, but can also damage relationships with trading partners. Our training teaches how to avoid the pitfalls and is an opportunity to garner advice from our on hand expert speakers.”

Contractual relations are essential for doing business internationally. Mistakes or sloppy drafts can not only incur expenses, but can also damage relationships with trading partners. Our training teaches how to avoid the pitfalls and is an opportunity to garner advice from our on hand expert speakers.

Melissa Lay Soh-Newstead, Group Legal Contracts Manager at the Qatar Financial Centre Authority attended the course in 2014. She said: “The training was fantastic, with a very high level of speakers and topics discussed.”

Sarah Bremner, Legal Counsel with the company Subsea 7, also described the training as “…a very beneficial experience: a varied and dynamic course with diverse international participants and speakers.”

Spaces are limited to 40 participants to ensure interactivity and facilitate networking during the four-day training that will be complemented by a parallel social programme.

Held in English and French with simultaneous interpretation, the training will culminate in a three-hour brainstorming session giving participants a chance to examine some of the issues they face with other participants and ICC experts.

The event will take place from 28 September until 1 October 2015. Participants will earn 24 CLE credits and 20.5 CPD/CNB hours.

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