Scheduled In-house

Commercial & Business Law Training Courses

IPI Academy offers a wide-range of business and commercial law courses for the in-house lawyer that are presented both as public and in-house training courses, in order to fulfil all your (and your department’s) training needs.

Commercial agreements and contracts provide the foundation for businesses to operate and are fundamental to the success of a business. Without carefully constructed agreements, disputes and litigation are more likely. Whether you are looking to improve your legal drafting skills or simply keep abreast of the latest developments in international business law and best-practice.

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  • Next: 26-27 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 29-30 Jan 2025 Live online

2-day Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations

New for 2024

Live online

An in-depth look at the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the potential pitfalls and areas where things can and do go wrong.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Richard Brady
  • Next: 1-2 Aug 2024 Live online
  • Also: 5-6 Dec 2024 Live online

2-day Drafting International R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements

New for 2024

Live online

Two intensive days to ensure the drafting of clear, structured, risk-free collaborative R&D and joint venture agreements for maximum commercial success.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Richard Brady
  • Next: 9-11 Jul 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 24-26 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 12-14 Nov 2024 Live online

3-day Drafting Commercial Contracts

Live online, Classroom

A practical, interactive three-day programme designed to develop your skills to draft clear and concise commercial agreements. This comprehensive two-part programme focuses on delivering practical and applied training in the key drafting skills.

  • 18 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 15-17 Jul 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 16-18 Oct 2024 Live online

3-day Mini MBA for In-house Lawyers

Live online, Classroom

Business skills are a completely different ball game from the technical role of practicing law, but in-house lawyers must have these skills to succeed in a business setting. This inspirational 3-day programme draws on the latest MBA thinking to focus on real issues confronting todays in-house legal departments.

  • 18 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Rupert Hawke
  • and Helene Russell
  • Next: 17-20 Jun 2024 Classroom

4-day International Commercial Contracts School

Summer school

Classroom

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.

  • 24 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 23-27 Sep 2024 Live online

5-day International Commercial Contracts School

Live online

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

  • 30 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Next: 23 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 18-19 Nov 2024 Live online

Advanced Understanding and Drafting Oil and Gas Industry Contracts

New for 2024

Live online

This intensive one-day oil and gas industry contracts training course will bring you up to date on current practice and developments in upstream oil and gas contracts.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Scott Styles
  • Next: 2 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 10 Dec 2024 Live online

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and The Metaverse - an overview and IP perspective

Live online

This high-impact masterclass explains the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse, and it covers the importance of intellectual property issues that arise from using them. It will bring you right up to date with the areas you need to know about to operate in today's world.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 2 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 10 Dec 2024 Live online

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Metaverse: Intellectual Property (IP) and standards and policies

New for 2024

Live online

This intense one-day event covers the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse, the policies and regulations that cover them, and the importance of intellectual property issues that arise from using them. It will bring you right up to date with the areas you need to know about to operate in today's world.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Henry Rivero
  • and Mark Weston
  • Next: 31 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 4 Oct 2024 Live online
  • Also: 30 Jan 2025 Live online

Becoming an In-house Lawyer - Navigating your path to corporate success

New for 2024

Live online

Moving from private practice to an in-house lawyer position brings many challenges, aswell as benefits. Attending this course will give you the knowledge to make the leap and set you on your way to success.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Helene Russell
  • Next: 2 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 10 Dec 2024 Live online

Blockchain and Non-Fungible Tokens: Understanding new Technologies and the Relevant Law

Live online

This masterclass for lawyers delves into the area of blockchain and non-fungible tokens and introduces the key legal issues arising from the technology.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 19 Sep 2024 Live online

Change Management for In-house Lawyers

New for 2024

Live online

Proactively managing change can be challenging and sometimes complicated. This highly focussed course will give you the latest best practice tools and techniques you need to have alongside your legal knowledge and skills in order to succeed.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Helene Russell
  • Next: 15 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 2 Oct 2024 Live online

Contract Law Update - the latest case law in practice

Live online

This highly practical course has been developed especially for in-house legal teams, solicitors who are litigating or drafting, contract professionals and procurement officers.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Helen Swaffield
  • Next: 5 Nov 2024 Live online

Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements

Live online

This intensive and interactive one-day programme focuses on CTAs in the pharmaceutical industry where legal, policy and ethical considerations underpin how these agreements are drafted

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Next: 23-24 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 13-14 Nov 2024 Live online

Drafting and Negotiating International Agency and Distribution Agreements

Live online

Proactively manage the legal and commercial considerations essential for securing a successful international agreement. *INCLUDES: Practical and interactive exercises*

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Michala Meiselles
  • Next: 17-18 Sep 2024 Classroom

Drafting Commercial Contracts

Classroom

A practical and interactive two-day programme designed to develop your skills to draft clear and concise commercial agreements. This comprehensive two-part programme focuses on delivering practical and applied training of the key drafting skills.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 8-9 Jul 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 20-21 Nov 2024 Live online

Drafting Commercial Contracts for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Live online, Classroom

A two-day practical and interactive seminar focusing on current contract drafting, negotiating, best practice and related issues within the pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences sectors.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Dr Ben Thomas
  • + 9 more
  • Next: 12-13 Nov 2024 Live online

Drafting International Commercial Agreements in English

New for 2024

Live online

The complete guide to drafting clear and concise commercial agreements in English for international lawyers. Presented by an expert linguist with extensive experience in commercial law.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Alan Simmons
  • Next: 8-11 Jul 2024 Classroom

Drafting International Commercial Agreements in English - Summer School

Summer school

Classroom

This course will enable you to draft with confidence clauses from international commercial agreements and legal correspondence. It will also give you a greater understanding of legal vocabulary and aspects of English contract law.

  • 24 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Alan Simmons
  • Next: 11 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 14 Oct 2024 Live online

Drafting International R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements

Live online

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

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Richard Brady
  • Next: 25 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 5 Nov 2024 Live online

Electronic and Digital Signatures - understanding the law and best practice

Live online

In today's world there are increasingly more virtual ways to sign documents - or are there? This webinar will bring you up-to-date on the legal aspects and best practice of using digital signatures.

  • 1.5 CPD hours High impact
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 3 Jul 2024 Live online

Essential Project Management Skills for In-house Lawyers

New for 2024

Live online

Project management skills are a completely different ball game from the technical role of practicing law, and legal project management comes with it's own unique challenges. This intensive masterclass will give you the essential skills you need to succeed.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Mr Olivier Corticchiato
  • Next: 19 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 26 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 3 Dec 2024 Live online

Essential Skills for Writing Successful Business Cases

New for 2024

Live online

This masterclass will give you the skills and understanding to write clear, compelling and factual documents to give your business initiatives the best chance of success.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Helene Russell
  • Next: 3 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 1-2 Oct 2024 Live online

Essential Skills of the High Achieving In-House Lawyer

Live online

This in-house lawyer training course is a highly focussed one-day event that has been specially designed to give in-house lawyers the essential skills they need to succeed as a valuable and integral part of their organisation.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Helene Russell
  • Next: 25 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 5 Nov 2024 Live online

GDPR: Compliance, Current Hot Topics and Focus on DSARs

Live online

There are many pitfalls to avoid when dealing with data protection compliance and DSARs. This Masterclass will bring you fully up to speed with the latest information in this complex area.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 12 Sep 2024 Live online

GDPR: Legally Processing and Sharing Data and Managing Data Breaches

Live online

Dealing with data can be a legal minefield in any business. This webinar will bring you right up to date with how you can legally process and share data, and help you understand and manage a data breach.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 16 Jul 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 14 Oct 2024 Live online

Global Mobility and the Employment of Overseas Nationals

New for 2024

Live online, Classroom

This essential one-day training event will bring you right up-to-date with the latest rules and policies you need to know when considering the employment of overseas nationals.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Helga Butler
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 4-5 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 11-12 Nov 2024 Live online

Influencing, Persuading and Negotiating Skills for International Lawyers

Live online

A two-day workshop for those who need to achieve results through personal influence. *BOOK EARLY – limited places available!*

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Next: 9-10 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 2-3 Dec 2024 Classroom

Liabilities, Damages and other Contentious Issues in International Commercial Agreements

Live online, Classroom

Understanding the detailed law of damages and liabilities for the purposes of negotiating and drafting international contracts governed by English law.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Next: 4 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 11 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 6 Dec 2024 Live online

Managing Risks as a Corporate In-house Lawyer

New for 2024

Live online

This half-day webinar will take you through the essentials of identifying and managing risks within your business. It will give you the knowledge and skills which are essential to your role as an in-house lawyer.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Mr Olivier Corticchiato
  • Next: 23 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 2 Dec 2024 Live online

Mediation and Dispute Resolution for In-house Lawyers

New for 2024

Live online

Mediation has a high degree of success - if the process is handled correctly. Are you up to speed and able to avoid going to court or arbitration?

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Roger Levitt
  • Next: 15-18 Jul 2024 Classroom

The Mini MBA for In-house Lawyers Summer School

Summer school

Classroom

This inspirational summer school has been designed to draw on the latest MBA thinking to focus on real issues confronting todays in-house legal departments.

  • 24 CPD hours Intensive
  • Presented by Rupert Hawke
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 22 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 8-9 Oct 2024 Classroom

Negotiating and Drafting IT Contracts

Live online, Classroom

A two-day seminar designed to explain what IT contracts are, how and why they work and how to put them in place.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 29-30 Oct 2024 Live online

Negotiation Skills for International Lawyers

Live online

This interactive negotiation skills for lawyers course has been especially designed for in-house counsel and private practice lawyers. It covers both theory and practical skills to help you and your team develop negotiating knowledge and techniques to achieve the best outcomes.

  • 9 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 28 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 3 Dec 2024 Live online

Ownership and Control of Intellectual Property Rights

Live online

In one intensive day learn how to protect and exploit your intellectual property rights for maximum commercial benefit

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 30 Oct 2024 Live online

Protecting IP on the Internet

Live online

This webinar covers all the key issues you need to be aware of to adequately protect your intellectual property rights on the internet whilst, at the same time, complying with data protection laws.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 20-21 Jun 2024 Live online
  • Also: 3-4 Oct 2024 Live online

Reviewing and Negotiating Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements

Live online

Providing key legal and commercial skills essential to secure a successful agreement, including a review of the New Block Exemption governing research & development agreements.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Michala Meiselles
  • Next: 5 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 4 Nov 2024 Live online

Understanding and Drafting Exclusion and Limitation of Liability Clauses

New for 2024

Live online

A deep-dive into what exclusion and limitation of liability clauses are, how and why they work and how to put them in place.

  • 3 CPD hours Masterclass
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 22 Jul 2024 Live online
  • Also: 15-16 Oct 2024 Live online

Understanding and Drafting Oil and Gas Industry Contracts

New for 2024

Live online

This oil and gas industry training course is an intense one-day programme focussing on contracts in the Oil and Gas Industry

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Scott Styles
  • Next: 1 Aug 2024 Live online
  • Also: 6 Nov 2024 Live online

Understanding and Improving Business Processes

New for 2024

Live online

This highly focussed course will give you the knowledge and skills to evaluate and optimise your organisations strategies for understanding and improving business processes.

  • 6 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Helene Russell
  • Next: 12 Sep 2024 Live online

Understanding Creative Commons Licensing and its Implications for your Business

Live online

This Creative Commons licensing training course gives an overview of how creative commons works and gives an overview of UGC licensing and other open content licensing schemes. Any business should stay ahead of emerging trends and different ways of doing business. Creative commons is an increasing art of business life in many areas; ranging from use of YouTube to other “freely” available content. This training course explains the how, what, why and when, when it comes to creative commons and open content licensing.

  • 1.5 CPD hours High impact
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 12 Sep 2024 Live online

Understanding International Data Transfers and the New International Data Transfer Agreement

Live online

Transferring personal data from one jurisdiction to another is often fraught with regulatory danger. This webinar will bring you up to date with the latest law and best practice.

  • 1.5 CPD hours High impact
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Publication

Managing In-house Legal Services

Publication

This report captures the vital elements of effective legal department management and provides a guide to the busy in-house practitioner, who needs to balance caseload with the pressures of managing a department.

  • Mark Prebble
  • Publication

Mediation: a practical guide

Publication

A practical guide to taking part in mediation, for the use of lawyers, accountants, surveyors and other professionals who take in part in mediating disputes, but also of value for individuals who are taking part in mediation.

  • Alex Bevan
  • + 2 more