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Contract Drafting & Negotiation
Contract Drafting & Negotiation

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 its important that you understand how contracts are drafted in different roles.

Contract drafting and negotiating 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.

After intensive perusal and deliberations with the Partners from top tier law firms, Bettering Results (BR) curated this specialised course dedicated towards mastering Contract Drafting & Negotiation. 

This 8 week certificate course will help in drafting of all types of agreements including Employment Agreement, IT specific agreements, Shareholders Agreement, Loan Agreement, IP Assignment Agreement etc. 

In the last batches, the course had participants from Reserve Bank of India, DRDO, Hindalco Industries Limited, Kotak Mahindra Bank, AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co., Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Khaitan & Co., Cashfree Payments, SirionLabs etc. & many law schools in the country.

The sixth batch of the 8-weeks Contract Drafting & Negotiation Course starts on 3 June 2023. 


  1. Clarence Andre Anthony, Partner, Trilegal

  2. Abe Abraham, Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  3. Anandita Kaushik, Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  4. Bharadwaj Jaishankar, Partner, IndusLaw

  5. Akshay Pathak, Principal Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  6. Rashneet Kaur, Principal Associate, Khaitan & Co.

  7. Satish Padhi, Principal Associate, Khaitan & Co.


Module 1: Basics of contract, essential elements of a contract & Important differences.

Module 2: Drafting of pre-contractual Instruments like term sheet, letter of intent etc.

Module 3 & 4:

Drafting of various important clauses in a contract:

  • Parties Clause (individual, company, sole proprietorship etc)

  • Definitions & 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

  • Indemnification clause

  • Force majeure clause

  • Non-compete clause

  • Contract Breach and Execution

  • Other boilerplate clauses

  • Annexure & Schedules

  • Signature pages

  • Any other important clause required

Module 5 To 12: Drafting of various important contracts/agreements:

  • Sale & Lease deed

  • Loan Agreement

  • Partnership deed

  • Leave and License agreement

  • Employment Contract

  • Non-disclosure Agreement

  • Shareholder Agreement

  • Mortgage Deed

  • 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

  • MOA

  • AOA

  • IP Assignment Agreement

  • Government Contracts

Module 13: Basics of Negotiation including common negotiation techniques.

Module 14: Breach of the contract and the remedies available including specific performance.

Module 15: Learn how to resolve contractual disputes through arbitration

Module 16: Contract Review

Module 17: Practice exercises



  2. Live & Interactive sessions with the instructors

  3. Q & A round with the instructors

  4. Recording accessible for 2 year

  5. Templates of important agreements provided

  6. Certificate on completion 

  7. Real world assignments and feedbacks by experts

  8. 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 legal practitioners, and anybody interested in learning about contract drafting & negotiation in India and across the world.


Interested people may also reach out at the contact details set out below: 

betteringresults.br@gmail.com, +91 7252919181

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