Hands on Digital Training on Drafting Commercial Contracts


Date and Time:

March 19, 2024 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

March 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 1:45 PM

Event Location:

Online, India

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Present business requires legal professionals to be strategic thinkers and being able to handle contracts in a manner that protects the interests of their organisation. Achromic Point brings this highly informative and exclusive Hands on Digital Training on Drafting Commercial Contracts on 19th & 20th March 2024 which will focus on Legal Background and Structure, Breach Remedies/Damages/Indemnities, Understanding the Arbitration Process as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism, Modification, Term and Termination and much more.


Benefits of attending

  • Examine assignment and novation to ensure you are suitably protected in the case of transfer or sale of rights
  • Expand your knowledge of the risk of drafting a contract without a confidentiality clause
  • Understand the risks that can be created through poor drafting in practical exercises under the guidance of the expert
  • Examine special contractual arrangements and letters of intent
  • Get up to date with the use and drafting of contractual warranties and indemnities
  • Understand the effect of exclusion and limitation clauses, and how they can be used to manage your exposure


Who should attend

Heads, Directors, General Managers and Managers of:

  • Head-Contract Administration & Management
  • Head of Legal
  • Corporate Legal Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Chief Counsel
  • Regional Counsel
  • Legal Managers
  • Corporate Legal Advisors
  • Company Secretaries
  • Senior Legal Practitioners
  • Legal Consultants
  • Lawyers



19th March 2024

10.00 AM – 11.15 AM

Session 1: Elements in Drafting Commercial Contracts

·         How are offers distinguished from invitations, letters of intent and comfort statements?

·         What procedures can be adopted to address post contract variation?

o   Managing & Drafting International Contracts

§  Negotiating Cross Border Agreements

§  Key Considerations and Strategies in Drafting Cross Border Contracts

§  Essentials in Drafting International Contracts

§  Exclusions and Limitations of Liability

19th March 2024

11.15 AM – 12.30 PM

Session 2: Legal Issues Arising from Contractual Clauses

·         Understand the proper usages of boilerplate or standard clauses (amendment, assignment, severability, etc.)

·         Examine the clauses to sustain a joint venture agreement:

o   Ownership and control

o   Finance

o   Deadlock

o   Transfer of shares

o   Pre-emption rights

·         Review clauses pertaining to mergers and acquisitions agreement:

o   Closing conditions (including the “MAC” clause) and how they work to control risk

19th March 2024

12.30 PM – 01.00 PM

19th March 2024

01.00 PM – 02.15 PM

Session 3: Negotiation Skills and Techniques to Ensure Effective Negotiations

·         Understand key elements of successful negotiation techniques

·         Develop a strategic approach to negotiation in the contracting process

·         Comprehend the needs of negotiating parties

·         Arriving to an agreement and gaining commitment at close of negotiation process

19th March 2024

02.15 PM – 03.30 PM

Session 4: International Arbitration and Impact of Cross Border Issues

·         Developments in international arbitration and choice of law clauses

·         Defining the jurisdictional issues to consider at the negotiation stage

·         Understanding the impact of international treaties on cross border contracts

·         Enforcing foreign judgments in India

·         Key components to consider in arbitration clauses

o   Formation

o   Validity

o   Interpretation

o   Content

o   Performance


20th March 2024

10.00 AM – 11.15 AM

Session 5: Planning For, Avoiding and Resolving Cross Border Contractual Disputes

·         Developing strategies for minimizing and managing commercial disputes

·         Choosing the relevant arbitration regime and body

·         Drafting the dispute resolution clause to ensure successful completion of projects

·         When are alternative dispute resolution provisions worth considering?


20th March 2024
11.15 AM – 12.30 PM
Session 6: Protecting Your Corporation’s Asset – Intellectual Property

·         Identify IP rights – how do they develop during the life of the contract

·         Erroneous insistence on IP assignment in developing contracts

·         Indemnity clauses in IP – what is fair?

·         Identify types of IP – Copyright, design rights, trademarks, patents, licenses, software and hardware licence, registered design licence and assignments

·         Global IPR licence


20th March 2024
12.30 PM -01.45 PM
Session 7: Procurement Fraud

·         Conducting a successful vendor screening, background check and references to better know your business partner

·         Signing agreement with contracted vendors regarding vendor ethics and ensuring they abide by a compliance program.

·         Detecting and solving any potential conflict of interest between internal employees and vendors.

·         Building a solid and true collaborative partnership with your vendors

·         Respective and responsible role to be performed by Head of Procurement



  • Sahil Kanuga
    Co-Head, International Dispute Resolution & Investigations Practice
    Nishith Desai Associates
  • Sheetal Khandelwal
    Aekom Legal
  • Shashank Karnad
    Partner and CEO, Forensic Services
    Mahajan & Aibara
  • Archana Balasubramanian
    Agama Law Associates

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