Contract drafting and negotiation has become an irreplaceable skill that lawyers need to master. Whether you want to work as a litigating lawyer, corporate lawyer, in-house counsel, or in any other field of law, you should be able to clearly draft and negotiate your agreements.
Contract Drafting is the most important skill in the legal industry. The legal industry faces a lot of time-sensitive contracts that need to be drafted. However, not all contract drafting jobs are the same and it’s important that you understand how contracts are drafted in different roles.
After intensive perusal and deliberations with the Partners from Top Tier Law Firms, Bettering Results (BR) curated the 9th batch of its specialised course dedicated towards mastering contract drafting and negotiation.
This 6 week certificate course will help you in drafting all types of agreements including employment agreements, IT specific agreements, shareholders agreement, loan agreement, IP assignment agreement, etc.
This course has been attended by over 2300 in-house counsels, practicing advocates, IAS officers, law students, CA, CS and other working professionals in the past. The batch starts on December 10, 2023.
Register now to avail a 40% early bird discount.
Companies that we have had participants from include the Reserve Bank of India, Hindalco Industries limited, GMR Group, Powergrid Corporation of India Limited, Aditya Birla Finance Ltd, Adani Road Transport Limited, L&T Financial Services, Cybercity builders and developers Pvt Ltd, Om Infra Ltd, Gayatri Projects Limited, Cashfree Payments, L&T Defence, and JB Pharmaceuticals etc. and law firms like Khaitan & Co., DSK Legal, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas etc.
TOP INSTRUCTORS FOR THE COURSE ARE
Amruta Kelkar, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Shashank Mishra, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Bharadwaj Jaishankar, Partner, IndusLaw
Ramya Suresh, Partner, Saraf and Partners
Avani Dalal, Principal Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Rashneet Kaur, Principal Associate, Khaitan & Co
Basics of Contract Law & Landmark Judgments
What is a contract?
Essential elements of a contract
Types of contract (expressed or implied, etc.)
Difference between pledge and bailment
Difference between indemnity and guarantee
Void, voidable and void ab-initio
Landmark judgments on Indian Contract Act, 1872
Module 2: Drafting of pre-contractual Instruments like term sheet, letter of intent etc.
Modules 3 and 4:
Drafting of following important clauses in a contract:
Parties clause (individual, company, sole proprietorship, etc.)
Definitions and interpretation Clause
Reps and warranties
Condition precedent or subsequent
Term, termination, renewal and survival clauses
Assignment and change of control clauses
Confidentiality and non-disclosure clause
Force majeure clause
Contract Breach and Execution
Other boilerplate clauses
Annexure and schedules
Other important clauses required
Modules 5 to 10:
Drafting of following important contracts/agreements:
Sale & Lease deed
Leave and License Agreement
Power of Attorney
Post contractual agreements (including amendment agreement or novation agreement or supplementary agreement)
Cloud Computing Services Agreement
Software Development Agreement
Manufacturing & Supply Agreement
IP Assignment Agreement
Module 11: Basics of Negotiation including common negotiation techniques
Module 12: Breach of the contract and the remedies available including specific performance
Module 13: Contract Review
Module 14: Practice exercises
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS OF THE COURSE
Weekend only sessions
Live and interactive sessions with the instructors
Recording accessible for two years
Free access to templates of important agreements on Website
Free access to Manucontract’s E-book on Understanding Contracts
Free access to E-book on notable Indian and International Judgments for contracts
Certificate on completion and submission of assignment
Practical assignments and feedbacks by experts
Free Access to recorded sessions on CV, Cover letter drafting & interview preparation.
TIME DEVOTION: 4-5 hours every weekend
Applications are open for law students and in-house counsel, legal practitioners, CA, CS and anybody interested in learning about contract drafting and negotiation in India and across the world.