Legal English & Contract Drafting

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placeKöln
21 Sep 2022 until 22 Sep 2022
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event September 21, 2022, 10:00-18:00, Novotel Köln City, Köln, 1. Tag
event September 22, 2022, 09:00-17:00, Novotel Köln City, Köln, 2. Tag

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“Shall” we or “will” we? Do we need a comma in this sentence? How can we translate German legal concepts into English? How will my contract clause be interpreted? What is the best style for modern contract drafting in English? All these questions and many more are addressed in this two-day workshop which is intended to extend the skills and ability, as well as the basic understanding, of participants in relation to Legal English and contract drafting. Those attending are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the workshops and individual exercises provided. It is intended to be a practical, hands-on, learning-by-doing meeting with some drafting “BYO” (Bring Your Own questions and exa…

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“Shall” we or “will” we? Do we need a comma in this sentence? How can we translate German legal concepts into English? How will my contract clause be interpreted? What is the best style for modern contract drafting in English? All these questions and many more are addressed in this two-day workshop which is intended to extend the skills and ability, as well as the basic understanding, of participants in relation to Legal English and contract drafting. Those attending are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the workshops and individual exercises provided. It is intended to be a practical, hands-on, learning-by-doing meeting with some drafting “BYO” (Bring Your Own questions and examples).

We will be looking at case studies, exercises and typical examples taken from everyday contract drafting.

Drafting Basics

  • Sentence Structure, Punctuation
  • Differences to “Normal” English
  • Traditional Style v. Plain English
  • Contract Form & Structure

Translation and Interpretation

  • Legal Concepts for Construction
  • Modern Approach

Case Studies & Exercises

  • Liability, Warranties, Licensing
  • Rights & Duties

German Law in English

  • Cross-system Contracts
  • Main Pitfalls
  • Typical Mistranslations

Translation and Interpretation

  • Rules of Construction
  • Modern Approach

Vocabulary

  • English – German Legal Terms
  • Contract Terminology

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