Contract Drafting Skills Workshop


Most International commercial agreements are drafted in English, regardless of the nationality of the contracting parties.

The increasing global market has resulted in multinational agreements becoming common practice for most traders. However, international contracts remain a complex subject for business people and their legal advisors.

The program will involve drafting exercises and will provide examples of ‘best practice’.

The program is aimed at lawyers, commercial managers, contract managers and anyone who deals with the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts.

How to draft a Contract?

  1. The parties, the price and the content of the goods or services, scope and duration
  2. Delivery and quality, obligations of means eg. endeavours
  3. Setting up different types of agreements
  4. Using a frame agreement
  5. Service levels
  6. Warranties, indemnities guarantees
  7. Risk management: liquidated damages, and exclusion clauses
  8. IPR, licences, background and foreground
  9. Termination and liability and waiver
  10. Boiler plate: severability, third parties, amendment, confidentiality, notices, force majeure, entire agreement and jurisdiction
  11. Agreements with the consumer and other agreements which require care including restrictions of competition

How to negotiate?

  • Understanding the leverage
  • Styles and tactics
  • Track change issues
  • Authority and capacity

Other Details

  • Date: Friday, 5th November 2021
  • Time: TBA
  • Fee: Rs. 5000/- (For Themis Students) - Including refreshment and certificates
  • Fee: Rs: 8000/- (For Others) - Including refreshment and certificates
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Trainer Profile

Ishtiaq is an International Lawyer, Solicitor-Advocate and Barrister qualified to practice in England and Wales, Pakistan and the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC).

Ishtiaq was previously Managing Partner of Chatham Chambers LLP based in Reading, Berkshire where he undertook work in a variety of different disciplines.

Ishtiaq is experienced in a wide range of commercial law and property issues, including commercial and residential property, landlord and tenant and secured lending and advises corporate clients as well as Ultra High Net Worth Individuals.

Ishtiaq has specialist expertise in relation to Islamic finance and laws, including advising clients purchasing property with Islamic mortgages and also advising clients on Islamic wills.

He also has wide-ranging expertise in commercial law as a legal practitioner and as a Visiting Lecturer at Themis Law School and The University of Reading where he is a Visiting Fellow. He also handles immigration cases on behalf of foreign nationals seeking to establish the right to remain in the UK.

Ishtiaq is currently undertaking part time studies for a PhD at the University of Reading in matters of the laws of Pakistan with a specialist focus on Pakistan finance and insolvency law.

Ishtiaq’s practice is increasingly focused on developing Spencer West’s services for businesses and persons based in Pakistan or looking to do business or invest in Pakistan.

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