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4-day International Commercial Contracts School In-house Training

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

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Course overview

This four-day International Commercial Contracts School will give you a detailed understanding of contract law, drafting techniques and negotiation tactics. 

Presented by Mark Weston, an international specialist in the field, the course will enable participants to effectively navigate the complex areas of drafting and negotiating contracts. It will provide the practical skills and knowledge needed to give you the confidence to understand and draft your agreements successfully.

With this in mind, we have developed this modular and comprehensive multi-part programme that focuses on delivering practical and applied training of the key drafting and negotiating skills needed to create transparent and direct contracts that deliver on a legal and commercial level. Each module of the course builds on the module before.

Module one: Legal relationships, interpretation and formation of contracts focuses on understanding legal relationships, explains the fundamentals of how contracts are interpreted and looks at the formation of your contracts 

Module two: Drafting and negotiating skills looks at expanding your drafting skills to deliver concise and watertight agreements and pre-contract negotiation skills 

Module three: Negotiating in the international business arena looks in more detail at negotiation planning and process, focussing on specific techniques

Module four: Boilerplate and standard clauses considers how these clauses can be drafted and applied to leverage commercial value and manage legal risk, while considering governing law and jurisdiction

Attend the full four-days or SELECT which modules you would like to attend. To find out more and get individual module prices call Customer Services on +44 (0)20 7749 4749 or email info@falconbury.co.uk

Practical interactive learning style

This workshop-style programme has been designed to offer a practical solution to your drafting challenges. Throughout the programme the expert presenter will use a balanced mix of theory, group exercises, discussion, sample clauses and case studies to provide you with a comprehensive portfolio of practical tips and techniques to draft contracts which meet your commercial objectives as well as ensuring that there are no ‘surprises’ further on.

Please note: When attending the online version of this course, participants are required to join with the ability to turn on their cameras. This is an essential requirement in order to fully participate in the training course due to the interactive nature of the programme.

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:

  • Expand your knowledge of commercial contract format and structure
  • Understand negotiating law and pre-contract documentation and discussions
  • Get to grips with express and implied terms and standard terminology
  • Understand the pitfalls and pluses to applying an effective standard structure and format to every contract
  • Master practical drafting techniques to write concise and effective agreements
  • Examine the effect of exclusion and limitation clauses, and how they can be used to manage your exposure
  • Learn how to prepare your specific negotiation plan
  • Consider the purpose and effect of typical boilerplate clauses and how you can leverage value for your organisation through clearer drafting
  • Discuss any disputes or issues you are facing with colleagues from other organisations to gain new ideas and perspectives

Who should attend?

This 4-day course has been specially designed for:

  • Heads of legal
  • In-house counsel
  • Contracts directors and managers
  • Commercial directors and managers
  • Senior business development executives
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Professional advisors

Presenters Firm

Weston Legal is a leading specialist boutique firm specialising in Commercial law, Technology law, Media law, Intellectual Property law, Data law and Regulatory law and practice. From its founding, the firm has always committed to provide a fast and efficient service wherever its clients operate. As its business has grown and diversified, it has recognised the strength and importance of the principles held by its people; putting clients first and operating as one team to realise its goals and share its success. These principles have formed the foundation of its culture and the way its lawyers interact with one another and the firm’s clients. They are what distinguish it and are vital to its future.

To find out more out what Weston Legal can do for you, please contact Mark at mark at westonlegal.ltd or see https://uk.linkedin.com/in/markwestonlegal

Mark also operates as a leading consultant to Hill Dickinson LLP, a leading and award-winning international law firm with offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong. As a full service law firm, it delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, to all forms of dispute resolution. The firm is on the panel of a number of national and international organisations and regularly competes against many of the City firms. In recent months, they have been able to win a number of panel reviews against City firms.

To find out more out what Mark can do for you via Hill Dickinson, please contact him via www.hilldickinson.com

Reviews of IPI's 4-day International Commercial Contracts School training course

very good speaker and very knowledgeable, with significant experience in negotiating international contracts.

Nov 20 2023

Kjelle Fillet
Legal Counsel EMEA, Mediagenix NV

Dec 5 2022

I am lucky to have this course with a qualified and expert Lawyer. He has sufficient knowledge to provide this course.

Shatha A Alkhalifa
Legal adviser, Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Dec 5 2022

I am lucky to have this course with a qualified and expert Lawyer. He has sufficient knowledge to provide this course.

Shatha A Alkhalifa
Legal adviser, Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Dec 5 2022

I would definitely recommend it. Achieved improvements and understood many issues.

Francesco Macorig
Legal specialist, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.

Dec 5 2022

Very good content, many topics covered, it takes time now to assimilate all the information. Speaker with a very good knowledge of day-to-day contract negotiation.

Natacha Batista
Legal Manager, ASCENZA AGRO, S.A.

Mar 21 2022

Mark was an adept and polished speaker and knew his subject matter inside out.

Mark Hindmarch
Sales Office Manager, Krohne Limited

Mar 15 2021

The programme content was very detailed and included all the important points, the presentation was very good and the speaker delivered the information in a manner that was very easy for one to understand and assimilate.

Patricia Ifewulu
Company Secretary / Head of Legal & Compliance, Continental Reinsurance Plc


  • Cyclomedia Technology B.V.
  • Entuli Law Firm
  • Nouryon

United Kingdom

  • Genus plc
  • Krohne Limited
  • SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd


  • AG Real Estate
  • Mediagenix NV


  • Amadeus SAS


  • OPEC


  • Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco)


  • Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.


  • Adalvo


  • Continental Reinsurance Plc


  • Fugro Norway AS



Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority



Run 4-day International Commercial Contracts School Bespoke training for your team

4 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 1,400
  • Per attendee, based on 10 attendees
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training experts Aleksandra Beer and Yesim Nurko to discuss your requirements:

Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
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Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749