Commercial Law Training Courses

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, IPI Academy offers a wide-range of 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.


  • Next: 6-8 Dec 2021 Live online
  • Also: 1-3 Mar 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 27-29 Jun 2022 Live online
  • + 2 more

3-day Drafting Commercial Contracts

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 21-24 Mar 2022 Live online
  • Also: 5-8 Dec 2022 Classroom

4-day International Commercial Contracts School

Live online, Classroom
Intensive

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
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 12-16 Jun 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 5-9 Sep 2022 Live online

5-day International Commercial Contracts School

Live online, Classroom
Intensive

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
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Next: 2 Mar 2022 Live online
  • Also: 19 Sep 2022 Live online

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

Live online
Focused

Analyse and discuss the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations, assessing the areas where things can and do go wrong.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Simon Portman
  • Next: on request

Bitcoin halving

Bespoke
High impact

This session examines what Bitcoin halving is and why it matters – and teaches a clear understanding of Bitcoin and Blockchain along the way.

  • 1 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

Collaboration and R&D Agreements for the Pharma Industry

Bespoke

A practical 2-day seminar focusing on the key legal and commercial challenges to achieving a successful collaboration agreement in the pharma, biotech and life sciences sector

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Patrick Duxbury
  • + 5 more
  • Next: on request

Commercial and Company Law Update

Bespoke

An intensive one-day programme providing an up-to-date review of the latest law and regulations that affect companies and directors

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rebecca Attree
  • Next: on request

Commercial Awareness in the Oil & Gas Industry

Bespoke

Gain a clear understanding of the crucial economic, technical and current issues that impact each stage of the industry and how they can be used to achieve commercial success

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Publication

Commercial Contracts: legal principles and drafting techniques

Publication

This briefing takes into account relevant legislation and case law. For all points of the law and critical distinctions, you will find crystal-clear explanations and guidelines, and a host of case studies illustrating the law and its application.

  • Rachel Burnett
  • Publication

Commercial Litigation: The consequences of breach of contract

Publication

This valuable report has been completely updated since it first appeared in 2002: it includes accounts of all the most recent important cases and highlights significant changes in the way that the courts now assess damages.

  • Rachel Burnett
  • Next: on request

Complying with the new General Data Protection Regulation

Bespoke

A one-day programme providing expert advice on the complex and confusing implications of the GDPR and the new Data Protection Act.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

Contract Law Update

Bespoke

Contract Law Update - this is an ideal programme for those wishing to increase their understanding of the fundamentals of contract law, and understand and improve the contracts they negotiate and manage

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Next: on request

Copyright in letters

Bespoke
High impact

Any business should stay ahead of emerging trends and different ways businesses can fall foul of those using new technology. This is particularly true when those different methods allow disgruntled customers easy access to a platform to vent their gripes – electronically! This course explains the how, what, why and when.

  • 1 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

Copyright infringement issues

Bespoke
High impact

The world working from home has led to many people interacting with others over the internet through (now very well-known) applications such as Zoom. This session examines the copyright issues and implications of this new normal way of working and interacting, with an emphasis on the education sector.

  • 1 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

Creative Commons Licensing

Bespoke
High impact

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 course explains the how, what, why and when.

  • 1 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

Current Contract Law and Practice

Bespoke

This programme will help a legal and contracts team avoid potential contractual liability and give an update on the recent developments and cutting-edge issues in commercial and company law.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Amanda Brock
  • Next: on request

Drafting and Managing Pharmaceutical Safety Data Exchange Agreements

Bespoke

Some of the topics to be covered at this meeting include overview of the legal/policy landscape as it affects the terms of CTAs, clause by clause review, legal clauses, review of a Universitys CTA

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Next: 5 Nov 2021 Live online
  • Also: 24 Feb 2022 Live online
  • Also: 13 May 2022 Live online
  • + 2 more

Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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
  • Presented by Alex Denoon
  • Next: 23-24 Nov 2021 Live online
  • Also: 9-10 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 14-15 Nov 2022 Live online

Drafting and Negotiating International Agency and Distribution Agreements

Live online
Focused

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

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Michala Meiselles
  • Next: 11-12 Jan 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 4-5 Apr 2022 Live online
  • Also: 4-5 Jul 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 1-2 Nov 2022 Live online

Drafting Commercial Contracts

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 24-26 Nov 2021 Live online
  • Also: 8-10 Feb 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 9-11 May 2022 Live online
  • + 2 more

Drafting Commercial Contracts for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Alex Denoon
  • + 15 more
  • Next: 16-18 Nov 2021 Live online
  • Also: 8-10 Feb 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 10-12 May 2022 Live online
  • + 2 more

Drafting International Commercial Agreements in English

Live online, Classroom
Focused

The complete guide to drafting and negotiating clear and concise commercial agreements in English. Presented by expert linguists with extensive experience in commercial law.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Alan Simmons
  • Next: 3 Mar 2022 Live online
  • Also: 7 Jun 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 15 Sep 2022 Live online

Drafting International R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rebecca Attree
  • Next: on request

Drafting International Technology Licensing Agreements

Bespoke

A two-day programme which will provide any legal and contracts team with the key legal and commercial skills essential to secure successful agreements. It also includes drafting sessions to illustrate best practice.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rebecca Attree
  • Next: 4-5 May 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 1-2 Nov 2022 Classroom

Effectively Managing Legal Risk and Preserving Reputation

Classroom
Focused

This practical and interactive two-day programme will ensure you understand where your organisation is exposed and how you can successfully protect against risk.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Ian White
  • and Justin Weare
  • Next: on request

From Blockchain to Smart Contracts

Bespoke
High impact

Any business should stay ahead of emerging trends and different ways of doing business. This is particularly true when those different methods allow cutting of costs and removal of intermediaries and redundant processes. Using Blockchain systems to undertake business and using smart contracts is the way business is going. This course explains the how, what, why and when.

  • 1 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

International Business Agreements

Bespoke

A 3-day training programme for legal and commercial teams working in international business

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Next: on request

International Contract Negotiations

Bespoke

This workshop will help your commercial team negotiate their way to commercial success when dealing with international contract negotiations.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Next: on request

International Intellectual Property Law

Bespoke

A comprehensive and practical programme which focuses on the commercialisation of intellectual property.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Publication

IT Contracts

Publication

This report provides advice and guidance in explaining and understanding the structure and content of different kinds of IT contracts, for reviewing, negotiating and drafting purposes

  • Rachel Burnett
  • Next: on request

Joint Ventures & Other Collaboration Agreements for the Oil & Gas Industry

Bespoke

Essential skills for legal and commercial professionals in the oil and gas industry to develop long lasting and profitable joint ventures

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Bob Palmer
  • and Dr Ned Swan
  • Next: on request

Legal English for Legal Assistants

Bespoke

Avoid simple but serious mistakes and maximise productivity and efficiency with this intensive 2-day workshop aimed at perfecting and polishing the use of legal English for legal secretaries, paralegals and legal assistants.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Jeremy Keys
  • Next: 6-7 Dec 2021 Live online
  • Also: 21-22 Mar 2022 Live online
  • Also: 15-16 Jun 2022 Classroom
  • + 2 more

Liabilities, Damages and other Contentious Issues in International Commercial Agreements

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Next: on request

Managing and Leading an Effective In-House Legal Department

Bespoke
Focused

Two practical days to understand current best practice and generate creative, value-added solutions to your management challenges.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Next: on request

Managing Disputes in the Oil and Gas Industry

Bespoke

This 3-day programme from Falconbury has been designed to take an in-depth look at disputes that arise in oil and gas contracts and how they can be managed and resolved in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. The programme is designed to be highly practical and includes hands-on workshop sessions and a mock dispute demonstration.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • 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
  • Next: on request

Mediation Advocacy Skills for Lawyers and Business People

Bespoke

Businesses in commercial disputes want to save time, money and relationships in resolving them. This programme will detail how to achieve a satisfactory and timely solution through mediation.

  • Presented by Rebecca Attree
  • and Stephen Walker
  • 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
  • Next: on request

Negotiating and Drafting Commercial Contracts for the Telecoms Sector

Bespoke

This programme focuses on current contract drafting, negotiating, best practice and related issues for the telecoms contract team.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Next: 31 Jan-1 Feb 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 27-28 Apr 2022 Live online
  • Also: 11-12 Jul 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 7-8 Nov 2022 Live online

Negotiating and Drafting IT Contracts

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

Negotiation Skills for International Lawyers

Bespoke

This highly interactive, workshop-style programme devised especially for in-house counsel, solicitors, barristers and lawyers will help you and your team develop your negotiating sills to achieve the best outcomes.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rebecca Attree
  • Next: 11 Nov 2021 Live online
  • Also: 9 Mar 2022 Live online
  • Also: 20 Jun 2022 Classroom
  • Also: 7 Sep 2022 Live online

Ownership and Control of Intellectual Property Rights

Live online, Classroom
Focused

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

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Publication

Retention of Title

Publication

This Briefing seeks to scotch that popular myth and ensure you, the reader, are put in a position where you can recover goods in such a situation by judicious use of a well drafted “retention of title clause” and ensuring your terms and conditions apply and form part of the contract between the parties.

  • Susan Singleton
  • Next: 25-26 Nov 2021 Live online
  • Also: 26-27 May 2022 Live online
  • Also: 7-8 Nov 2022 Live online

Reviewing and Negotiating Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements

Live online
Focused

Providing key legal and commercial skills essential to secure a successful agreement.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Michala Meiselles
  • Next: on request

Reviewing and Understanding International Shipping Contracts

Bespoke

A practical seminar delivering best practice, techniques and tips for documents used in the international sale of goods carried by sea.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Next: on request

Security Law and Practice

Bespoke

This programme will look at the issues involved in making security law an integral part of management policies. It will take your team through the law as it relates to theft, trespass, arrest and CCTV.

  • Next: on request

The Consumer Rights Directive

Bespoke

This workshop will help your team understand the key provisions of the Consumer Rights Directive and the practical legal implication for your business.

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • and Sandra Quinn
  • Next: on request

The finer points of GDPR Data Subject Access Requests

Bespoke
High impact

How to deal with them and issues that arise.

  • 1 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

The Fundamentals of WTO Law and Policy

Bespoke

This training programme aims to provide an understanding of the structure and role of the WTO. The procedures governing the DSB will be explored in detail, as will the key principles that underpin the WTO Agreement (inter alia GATT, GATS, and TRIPS), and the general rules governing trade in goods and services amongst the WTO Member Countries.

  • Presented by Michala Meiselles
  • Next: on request

The latest on Brexit

Bespoke
High impact

This training goes through the major issues of which businesses need to be aware in order to plan and prepare for post-Brexit life.

  • 1 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

The Successful Management of Major Oil and Gas Projects – Avoiding Distress

Bespoke

This unique two-day seminar will provide participants with an insight into the common causes of project failure, how they can be avoided and resolved.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Next: on request

Top 10 GDPR myths in mid-2020

Bespoke
High impact

Expert advice and commentary on the current top 10 myths surrounding GDPR that businesses are getting wrong – from the approach of GDPR regulators to Coronavirus to the advent of GDPR certification authorities.

  • 1 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: on request

Understanding & Drafting Upstream Oil & Gas Contracts - An Advanced Masterclass

Bespoke

Learn how contracts are used in upstream oil and gas commercial agreements, presented by an expert in two interactive and informative days.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Jim Bergman
  • Next: on request

Understanding and Drafting Standard Contract Clauses

Bespoke

This two-day no nonsense drafting contract clauses workshop will enable the contracts team to further their technical knowledge to deliver and manage successful contracts every time.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Next: 15 Mar 2022 Live online
  • Also: 29 Sep 2022 Live online

Understanding and Managing Competition Law Compliance

Live online
Focused

Learn how to navigate competition law and ensure compliance while maximising opportunities for your business

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rebecca Attree
  • Next: on request

Understanding, Drafting and Negotiating Technology Contracts

Bespoke

Understand international IT contracts and their complexities, to ensure effective use, manage risk and draft a watertight agreement with this bespoke programme.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Robert Bond
  • Next: on request

Understanding, Negotiating and Drafting Oil and Gas Industry Contracts

Bespoke

A three-day practical and interactive seminar focusing on best practice in drafting, negotiating and related topics for upstream oil and gas industry contracts.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Hamish McArdle
  • + 8 more