Effective contract drafting and negotiation is at the heart of in-house counsel’s role. Well-drafted legal documents not only articulate the terms of the transaction, but also protect and advance corporate interests, and establish the framework for successful business relationships. This session explores drafting and negotiation techniques that drive successful commercial outcomes, and avoid ambiguities that lead to conflict and litigation. Topics include principles of good drafting; use of boilerplate provisions; trends in statutory warranties, limited liability, exclusion, and damages clauses; the intersection between risk and insurance; common-sense negotiation strategies for achieving better, quicker deals; and, ethics and professional responsibility in document drafting and negotiation.
The time spent attending this program (3 hours) can be applied towards the annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement in Ontario. This session has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 3.0 Professionalism Hours for members in Ontario with 2+ years of practice.
More information will follow regarding other provinces with CPD requirements.