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Training & Courses:
Commercial Contracts

Good business, leadership and management skills are essential for every lawyer, whether in-house or in private practice. Having the right skill-set is the basis for success in any role and our training courses have been designed to give lawyers the necessary skills and techniques in order to make a strategic and commercial difference to their business, ensuring that they are able to have a positive influence with clients and colleagues.


Our spring/summer 2020 programme of London-based courses has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are taking bookings for our Autumn events, but we are also working to deliver courses and content online. Please contact us if you are interested in an on-site or online version of any of our courses, tailored to your company's needs.

A practical, interactive three-day programme designed to develop your skills to draft clear and concise commercial agreements. This comprehensive two-part programme focuses on delivering practical and applied training in the key drafting skills.

This specially designed four-day seminar running in Dubai has been expressly developed to focus exclusively on the law and regulations governing business and contract law for cross-border contracts.

This specialist five-day seminar running in Dubai has been expressly developed to focus exclusively on the law and regulations governing business and contract law for cross-border contracts.

5-day International Commercial Contracts School, Dubai

20-24 Sep 2020

Also on: 3 Oct 2021

Analyse and discuss the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the areas where things can and do go wrong.

This intensive and interactive one-day programme focuses on CTAs in the pharmaceutical industry where legal, policy and ethical considerations underpin how these agreements are drafted

Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements

3 Nov 2020

Also on: 10 Jun 2021

A three-day practical and interactive seminar focusing on current contract drafting, negotiating, best practice and related issues within the pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences sectors.

The complete guide to drafting and negotiating clear and concise commercial agreements in English. Presented by expert linguists with extensive experience in commercial law.

Drafting International Commercial Agreements in English

11-13 Nov 2020

Also on: 24 Mar 2021

Ensure clear, structured, risk-free collaborative R&D and joint venture agreements for maximum commercial success in one intensive day.

Understanding the detailed law of damages and liabilities for the purposes of negotiating and drafting international contracts governed by English law.

In one intensive day learn how to protect and exploit your intellectual property rights for maximum commercial benefit

Providing key legal and commercial skills essential to secure a successful agreement.


A three-day practical and interactive seminar focusing on best practice in drafting, negotiating and related topics for upstream oil and gas industry contracts

We can customise this course to meet your requirements.

This course was brilliant and covered all the key points. The speakers were highly knowledgeable and had practical insights and fresh perspectives on drafting issues and implications. Having multiple speakers allowed for a fresh and dynamic course, and increased the amount of information absorbed.

James Langston, Contracts Manager, AstraZeneca

The speaker was very professional and I particularly liked the usage of plain English for drafting commercial contracts.

Xaypaseuth Phomsoupha, Chief Contractual Consultant, Sivath & Associates Sole Co., Ltd

Mark was extremely knowledgeable and presented the content in a clear and comprehensive manner. It was also helpful that he was happy to answer any questions.

Caitlin Stewart, Legal Administrator, Costello Medical Consulting Limited

I was hoping to learn more about IP and its practical use and I believe I accomplished my goals. The course was excellent and I liked the fact that it was very interactive. The speaker was excellent and really tried to resolve our issues and answer all of our questions.

Janja Milicevic, Legal Adviser, CROATIAN RADIO TELEVISION

It was all perfect.

Reem Sultan Salim Al Habsi, Legal Associate, Oman Post

Good overview of content, great organisation.

Amish Unka, Legal Counsel, Morningside Healthcare Limited

The course provides a clear and relevant overview of the most important lessons for drafting contracts and I received many practical and useful tips. Alan is very clear in his communications and is able to explain everything very well and keep the course interesting for the whole three days. The course definitely enables you to put the lessons learned into practice right away.

Raph Dijkstra, Junior Legal Counsel, Royal HaskoningDHV UK Lts

Good refresher on IPR. Mark Weston has good knowledge and a good teaching style. I particularly liked the size of the group and the takeaway materials.

Rae Gibbons-Fraser, Lawyer, Quintessential Counsel Limited

The training is very useful and gives a good and concrete overview of CTAs. Both speakers were willing to explain and answer all questions we had during the training and were very professional and approachable. The course contains the relevant topics and has a good balance between the theoretical part and the practical part.

Tinneke De Boeck, Junior Legal Counsel, Galapgos NV

The speakers were perfect – really qualified and experienced.

Anne-Caroline Béraud, In House Legal Counsel, Erytech Pharma