Licensing agreements are frequently used by commercial entities, public or quasi-public bodies for the development of new business prospects and cross-border expansion.
Newly updated programme
4-5 Jun 2019
& 5-6 Nov 2019
Technology transfer and licensing agreements are frequently used by commercial entities and public or quasi-public bodies for the development of new business prospects and for cross- border expansion. This two-day seminar will give practical advice on the legal and commercial considerations essential for securing a successful deal.
The programme offers a comprehensive overview of all the key matters to be considered – by the licensor and the licensee – when dealing with international technology transfer and licensing agreements.
This seminar is not jurisdiction specific and is therefore ideal for those working both in the UK and overseas.
Who should attend?
Competition law – introduction
Competition law – technology related block exemptions
Technology transfer agreements
International contract disputes
Dispute resolution mechanisms
Review of a technology licence
Negotiation of a technology licence
Using a case scenario, participants will draft and negotiate a technology licence with particular reference to key commercial terms inter alia
Michala Meiselles is a solicitor in England and Wales specialising in international business law, cross-border transactions and compliance. She has been working as a lawyer since 1994 and qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Starting off her career at Berrymans Lace Mawer, she has since worked in private practice and as in-house legal counsel for local government. Over a decade ago, Michala created her own dedicated consultancy firm, which she presently directs, providing business and legal solutions to multinationals, public sector entities and international organisations. In her work as a solicitor and international lawyer (operating in England, France, Canada and the US), she advises on compliance (inter alia anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions), trade finance, import and export, licensing, distribution, agency and foreign direct investment.
Michala is also a senior law lecturer at Derby Law School, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate law, and a visiting professor of law at Université Jean Moulin (France) and the Law School of University of Western Ontario (Western Law).
She is author of a book entitled ‘International Commercial Agreements – An Edinburgh Law Guide’ published by Edinburgh University Press (2013) and has published several articles. She is presently writing a book on international licences covering technology transfer agreements, competition law and cross-border dispute resolution for Oxford University Press.
This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes: