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Drafting International R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements Training Course

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

★★★★★ "Thank you. Everything was perfect for me – simple and clear."

11 June 2024
+ 14 October 2024 »

from £499

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Course overview

This intensive one-day course explains what you need to know and do to get the best commercial results from your R&D and joint venture agreements, whether they are operating in the UK or across borders.

When you are embarking on a project which is in partnership with another organisation, be they academia or industry, both parties will need to agree on the thorny topics of IP ownership, other common provisions and the type of collaboration structure that will suit them both. The allocation of risk and ancillary aspects such as confidentiality, material transfer agreements and heads of terms also have to be wrestled with.

The expert trainer covers the following key topics from a UK and international perspective:

  • IP ownership and rights of use
  • Sole, joint and segmented ownership and rights of use
  • Competition law and the impact of Brexit
  • Software agreements
  • Types of party and collaboration structure
  • Ancillary agreements
  • Interactive case study workshop

This training course is part of our Commercial Contracts Training Course collection which has been designed for the in-house lawyer.

Benefits of attending

By attending this course, you will:

  • Understand the full extent of the project and each party’s role and responsibilities
  • Appreciate the substantial impact that intellectual property rights have upon your agreement
  • Explore the benefits of each of the key collaboration structures and which one is the best fit for your commercial objectives
  • Understand the most important common provisions, which you should recognise and deal with correctly
  • Recognise the key points to consider when contracting internationally
  • Get answers from our expert on areas of particular concern to you

Who should attend?

This course has been designed to give a comprehensive overview of R&D collaboration and JV agreements. It’s applicable to all those who are new to these agreements or are looking for a refresher, including:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Contract managers
  • Technology transfer managers
  • Patent attorneys
  • Private practice legal advisers
  • Others who are involved in the negotiation, drafting and management of R&D and joint venture agreements

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The Drafting International R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements course will cover:

Module 1: Project nature/scope and parties’ roles and responsibilities

  • Contract services
  • Joint R&D
  • Objectives
  • Contributions
  • Obligations and deliverables
  • Responsibility for outcome/allocation of risks

IP ownership, rights of use and other issues

  • Background and types of IP
  • Foreground IP
  • Improvements
  • Sole, joint and segmented ownership and rights of use

Module 2: Other common provisions in international contracts

  • Confidentiality
  • Change control provisions
  • Payment arrangements
  • Exclusivity and non-compete
  • Avoidance of conflicts
  • Acceptance arrangements
  • Limitations on liability
  • Termination and withdrawal
  • Code of conduct
  • Choice of law and jurisdiction

Competition law

  • EU and UK competition law
  • Key legislation
  • Applying the Block Exemptions
  • Risk assesment and mitigation
  • The impact of Brexit on R&D and JV agreements and steps to take

Software agreements

  • Scope of works
  • Acceptance process
  • Third-party licences
  • Usual restrictions
  • Maintenance and support/service levels

Module 3: Types of party and their priorities

  • Commercial
  • Universities
  • Charities
  • Funders

Types of collaboration structure

  • Contractual joint venture
  • Non-corporate joint venture
  • Joint company

Module 4: Ancillary agreements

  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Material transfer agreements
  • Heads of terms

Final questions

  • Interactive discussions on example contracts
  • Practical drafting exercises

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Richard Brady
British Legal Centre

Richard Brady is a lawyer who has spent many years working in Europe and the Middle East in the legal, financial and insurance arenas. He has a degree from Cambridge College of Teachers (2005) on Teaching English and founded the British Legal Centre in 2010. He has taught professional legal skills in many companies around the World, including Deloitte and Touche, EY, White & Case, Baker McKenzie, Shalakany Law Office, DLA Piper and Clifford Chance. He has also conducted live training courses at legal departments of corporations, including: Shell Oil, Master Foods, Air Liquide, DAMAC (Dubai), ENKA (Turkey) EMBRACO/Whirlpool (Brazil), and Mowasalat (Qatar).

His specialist areas include contract law, contract drafting, M&A in the pharma industry, arbitration law and FIDIC contracts.

More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

11 June 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 13811

  • GBP 599
  • EUR 859
  • USD 979

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14 October 2024

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09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 13994

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  • EUR 719 859
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Reviews of IPI's Drafting International R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements training course

[Rebecca Attree was] very knowledgeable and approachable. Interesting case study, and [liked] the fact that the topics were discussed from a range of commercial viewpoints

Jun 7 2022

John Taylor
Senior Solicitor, Grant Thornton UK LLP

Sep 16 2021

As always, when it comes to Falconbury, very well organised and tailored to the needs of today business.

Salima Fiandaca
Business Contract Manager, Helsinn Healthcare SA

Mar 5 2020

Excellent course to provide an introduction and overview of the different types of R&D and JV agreements and for the non-lawyer this provides valuable insights to support in-house discussions with external counsel. A well led course, good preparation and valuable insights - recommended.

Alex Tame
Head of Licensing & IP Management, Oxbotica

Feb 13 2018

Thank you. Everything was perfect for me – simple and clear.

Hassan Ahmad Al Dhuhoori
Legal Research Officer, Embassy of The United Arab Emirates

Sep 19 2017

An informative, thought-provoking, challenging and interesting course that has increased my knowledge very effectively.

Iain Mclean
Contracts Analyst, ITF Energy

Sep 19 2017

The speaker was very knowledgeable and allowed lots of delegate participation and interesting discussion. I liked hearing the experience and anecdotes of others and the real-life examples were very useful.

Lindsey Hudson
Contracts and Alliance Manager, Oxford Biotherapeutics Ltd

Sep 20 2016

The course has definitely helped my understanding of the subject – it was very well thought out and covered a large subject area. The presentation flowed well and prompted discussions and the speaker was very clear, concise and knowledgeable.

Paul Ure
Commercial Manager, DSTL

Sep 20 2016

The content was applicable and clear. The presenter was very knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. It was a very good, well thought out course.

Paul Ure
Commercial Manager, DSTL

Sep 20 2016

Very knowledgeable and engaging.

Shareen Gault
General Counsel and Company Secretary , ORE Catapult

United Kingdom

  • Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Anglia Ruskin Univerisity
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • ARM Holdings Plc
  • Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd
  • Barker Brettell
  • BP p.l.c
  • British American Tobacco
  • BTG International Ltd
  • Cambridge Display Technology Ltd
  • Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • CDT Ltd
  • Centroflora CMS
  • College of Policing
  • Conocophillips
  • Corin Limited
  • Croda Europe Limited
  • Crown Packaging UK PLC
  • DSTL
  • Durham University
  • Elekta Oncology Systems Ltd
  • Element Six Ltd
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Foot Anstey LLP
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Health Data Research UK
  • INC Research Italy
  • Innovia Films
  • Innovia Films Ltd
  • Institute of Cancer Research
  • INVISTA Textiles (UK) Ltd
  • ITF
  • ITF Energy
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • MMD GPHC Ltd
  • Morgan Cole Services Ltd
  • Nanoco Technologies Limited
  • ORE Catapult
  • Oxbotica
  • Oxford Biotherapeutics Ltd
  • Oxis Energy Ltd
  • Pfizer Limited
  • PHABRIX Limited
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Salvation Army
  • Sharp Life Science (EU) Limited
  • SPD Development Co Ltd
  • The Francis Crick Institute
  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tristel Solutions Ltd
  • UCB
  • UCB Celltech Ltd
  • Unilever PLC
  • University of Bath
  • Wellcome Trust


  • Debiopharm
  • Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
  • ETH Zurich, Partnerships for Innovation, Research Contracts Group
  • Helsinn Healthcare SA
  • Inventio AG
  • Medicines for Malaria Venture
  • Oriflame
  • Syngenta International AG
  • Synthes GmbH


  • bvba Advocatenkantoor Suy, Van Baeveghem & Van Houtte
  • Cargill Europe BVBA
  • CNH Industrial Belgium nv
  • Cresco Lawyers
  • Euroclear SA
  • SESVanderHave NV/SA
  • Solvay SA
  • VIB


  • Albumedix Ltd
  • Coloplast
  • Coloplast A/S
  • FOSS A/S
  • Kromann Reumert Law Firm
  • Kromann Reumert Law Office
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Novozymes A/S


  • Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.
  • ASML Netherlands BV
  • Cosun Biobased Products
  • Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam
  • Royal Cosun
  • Unilever


  • Electrolux Italia S.p.A.
  • Enel Green Power S.p.A.
  • Industrie De Nora S.p.A
  • Sealed Air SRL


  • Aptargroup UK Holdings Limited
  • BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems
  • Lafarge Services Groupe


  • Almirall
  • Almirall SA
  • Chemo Espana SL


  • Oriflame Cosmetics
  • SCA R&D Centre
  • Sony Mobile Communications

United Arab Emirates

  • Embassy of The United Arab Emirates
  • John William Turner
  • Rouse & Co International


  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sony Europe Ltd., Branch Germany

Korea, Republic Of

  • GC Biopharma Corp
  • Samsung Bioepis


  • Drug Discovery Laboratory AS
  • SINTEF Group

Saudi Arabia

  • King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy
  • LFSH


  • Delacon Biotechnik GmbH


  • Neste Corporation


  • Egis Pharmaceuticals


  • Novozymes South Asia Pvt Ltd


  • Nazarbayev University


  • Ferrero International S.A.


  • Qatar Foundation


  • Gowlings International Inc

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Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
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Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749