Legal Skill And Practice Contract Law Diploma in Advanced Corporate Law Preview: Corporate Contract Drafting

Diploma in Advanced Corporate Law Preview: Corporate Contract Drafting

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11 January 2023
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14 February 2023
2 weeks
8 - 10 Hours Per Week
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About this Course

This is a 2-week preview course — 1 of 25 courses included in the programme, EBC Learning — CII, Upskill Diploma in Advanced Corporate Law. Through the course you will learn the basics of contract drafting, and learn to draft the following agreements:

  • Partnership Agreements
  • LLP Agreements
  • Shareholders' Agreements

The course concludes with a class on looking at corporate contracts from a disputes perspective.

The preview course will provide hands-on training with self-paced courses and live classes. The course is unique as it will include fundamental doctrines, the bare law and case law and demonstrate its effect on drafting.

The course includes workshop-like classes where we work together to draft contracts. One is expected to draft, review agreements, suggest changes, and learn to work on track/redline mode in MS Word.

Who should take this Preview Course?

The course teaches one of the most fundamental and essential skills required of a lawyer. Any law student would accordingly benefit from the course.

That said, the course is meant as a preview to the full programme — the Upskill Diploma in Advanced Corporate Law. Students who wish to learn about the programme and how it can help them should take this course.

The course would help: Law Students and Recent Law Graduates, Lawyers, In-House Counsels, and Legal Professionals, who are looking to gain an edge over their peers in the professional field. This preview course gives a sneak peek into the entire course and the teaching methodology being followed for the full programme.

PREREQUISITES

This course is part of EBC Learning — CII, Upskill Diploma in Advanced Corporate Law Path. There are no prerequisites to enrol.

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  • ⟙ Welcome
    • Welcome
    • Teaching Team
    • Student Introductions
    • Key Dates
  • ⟘ Class 1 (Live Kickoff - January 11, 6 PM) 🔴
    • ⚑ Live Kickoff - January 11, 6 PM
    • ⦿ Live Class 01 - Recording
  • ⟙ Before Class 2 (January 16, 2023, 6 PM) [Pre-Class] ✎
    • Before 16th January 2023, 6 PM
  • ⏐ 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Welcome
  • ⏐2. Drafting Agreements: The Prelude
    • 2.1 Purposes of contract law
    • 2.2 Why draft agreements?
    • 2.3 Default and mandatory rules
    • 2.4 Incomplete contracts
    • 2.5 Vagueness and ambiguity
    • 2.6 Transaction costs
  • ⏐3. Language and Style in Contract Drafting
    • 3.1 Using correct language
    • 3.2 Using punctuation
    • 3.3 Keeping in mind grammar and style
    • 3.4 Using active voice
  • ⏐4. Pre-contractual Instruments
    • 4.1 What is a pre-contractual instrument?
    • 4.2 Term sheet
    • 4.3 Letter of intent
    • 4.4 Letter of award
    • 4.5 Memorandum of understanding
  • ⏐5. Introductory Parts of an Agreement
    • 5.1 Introductory parts of an agreement
    • 5.2 Title of the agreement
    • 5.3 Date of the agreement
    • 5.4 Place of execution
    • 5.5 Recitals
  • ⏐6. Definitions, Interpretation and Other Clauses
    • 6.1 Introducing the definition clause
    • 6.2 Interpretation clause
    • 6.3 Conflicts provision
    • 6.4 Entire agreement clause
    • 6.5 Severability clause
    • 6.6 No oral modification clause
    • 6.7 No waiver clause
  • ⏐7. Performance
    • 7.1 Performance related clauses
    • 7.2 Performance related clauses and obligations
    • 7.3 Technical standards and specifications
  • ⏐8. Other Clauses
    • 8.1 Representations and warranties
    • 8.2 Time as essence
    • 8.3 Contract closing
    • 8.4 Force majeure clause
    • 8.5 Intellectual property rights clauses
    • 8.6 Assignment clause
  • ⏐9. Remedies for Contractual Breaches
    • 9.1 Contractual breach
    • 9.2 Suspension clause
    • 9.3 Termination clause
  • ⏐10. Specific Performance and Other Remedies
    • 10.1 Specific performance
    • 10.2 Substituted performance or risk and cost contracting
    • 10.3 Contractual set-off
  • ⏐11. Price, Payment, Taxes and Duties
    • 11.1 Price clause
    • 11.2 Time of payment, payment milestone and mode of payment
    • 11.3 Escrow arrangement
    • 11.4 Currency clause
    • 11.5 Taxes and duties clause
  • ⏐12. Confidentiality Agreements and Clauses
    • 12.1 Importance of confidentiality clause or agreement
    • 12.2 Contents and parties to a confidentiality clause
  • ⏐13. Dispute Resolution Clauses
    • 13.1 Dispute resolution clause
    • 13.2 Dispute resolution by arbitration and expert determination
    • 13.3 Pathological arbitration clauses
    • 13.4 Avoiding pathological arbitration clauses
    • 13.5 Expert determination or valuation
  • ⏐14. International Agreements
    • 14.1 Challenges faced in international agreements
    • 14.2 Choice of law clause
    • 14.3 Notice clause
    • 14.4 Language Provisions
  • ⏐15. Some Common Agreements - I
    • 15.1 Introduction
    • 15.2 Bank guarantees
    • 15.3 Function of bank guarantees
    • 15.4 Conditional and unconditional bank guarantees
    • 15.5 Structure of unconditional bank guarantees
    • 15.6 Corporate guarantees
    • 15.7 Indemnity bonds
  • ⏐16. Some Common Agreements - II
    • 16.1 Introduction
    • 16.2 Gift deeds
    • 16.3 Lease deeds
    • 16.4 Licence agreements
    • 16.5 Sale deeds
    • 16.6 Employment agreement
  • ⏐17. Conclusion
    • 17.1 Conclusion
  • ⟘ Class 2 (January 16, 2023, 6 PM) 🔴
    • ⚑ LIVE CLASS 2: Introduction to Contract Drafting (Mon 16th Jan at 6 pm)
    • ⦿ LIVE CLASS 2 - Recording
  • ⟙ Before Class 3 (January 18, 2023, 6 PM) [Pre-Class] ✎
    • Before 18th January 2023, 6 PM
  • ⏐Overview of Partnership Agreements
    • Differences and Similarities Between Partnership and LLP Agreements
    • Contents of a Partnership Agreement
  • ⏐Overview of LLP Agreements
    • Overview of LLP Agreements
    • Contents of an LLP Agreement
  • ⏐ Overview of Shareholder Agreements
    • Overview of a Shareholders' Agreement
    • Law Governing a Shareholders' Agreement
    • Typical Contents of a Shareholders' Agreement
    • Restrictions on Share Transfer
  • ⏐ Contractual Assignment of Rights
    • Assignment of contractual rights
    • Rights that cannot be assigned
    • Issue of transfer of duties
  • ⟘ Class 3 (January 18, 2023, 6 PM) 🔴
    • ⚑ LIVE CLASS 3: Contract Drafting: Partnership, LLP Agreements & Assignment Agreements (Wed 18th Jan at 6 pm)
    • ⦿ LIVE CLASS 3 - Recording
  • ⟙ Before Class 4 (January 23, 2023, 6 PM) [Pre-Class] ✎
    • Before January 23, 2023, 6 PM
  • ⟘ Class 4 (January 23, 2023, 6 PM) 🔴
    • ⚑ LIVE CLASS 4: Reviewing Corporate Contracts from a Disputes Perspective (Mon 23rd Jan at 6 pm)
    • ⦿ LIVE CLASS 4 - Recording
  • ⭕ Full Programme: Upskill Diploma in Advanced Corporate Law
    • EBC Learning — CII, Upskill Diploma in Advanced Corporate Law Overview
  • ⭕ Curriculum & Courses
    • Curriculum & Courses
    • Course Catalogue
  • ⭕ Programme Faculty
    • Programme Faculty
    • Faculty Interview: Ketan Mukhija
    • Faculty Interview: Animesh Sinha
    • Faculty Interview: Gandharv Jain
    • Faculty Interview: Amrish Garg
    • Faculty Interview: Paras Gupta
  • ⭕ Application Process
    • Application Process to Join The Next Cohort

Instructors

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Badrinath Srinivasan

Badrinath Srinivasan, LL.M., FIII, MCIArb, works at the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), Ministry of Petroleum on Natural Gas, Government of India as Senior Manager (Legal). He advises DGH on contract related issues and handles high stakes international arbitrations and litigations in the petroleum exploration and production sector. He writes in various forums on contract law, drafting and dispute resolution. His research papers have been published in major research journals such as Economic and Political Weekly, Supreme Court Cases, Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, etc. His works have been cited in several reputed national and international publications and by the Hon’ble Madras High Court. Badrinath is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and is a fellow of the Insurance Institute of India. He writes extensively in the Practical Academic Blog (www.praticalacademic.blogspot.in).

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Course Facilitator: Dr Aanchal M. Dua

Dr Aanchal M Dua is an academician at heart and comes with more than 16 years of consolidated experience in the area of Legal Education and Research. She is a Doctorate in Law from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi and has been associated with various national and international universities like the Bangalore University, the University of Chicago and the University of Manchester. She specialises in Business/Corporate Law, Industrial Law, International Law and IPRs. She has authored a book on the Legal Environment of Business which is currently under publication and has a few publications to her credit in the area of Trade & Environment. She is associated with a start-up in the area of Financial Services as a legal advisor. She is very passionate about community services and leads a number of such projects with various NGOs engaged in the field.

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