Drafting and Negotiating International Contracts

Course Description: 
The course offers an introduction into the difficulties legal counsels encounter during contract drafting and negotiation and gives an overview of the legal techniques developed to address them. It presents how legal counsels identify legal and legally relevant business risks and the means they use to tackle them, how to determine the essential terms and gives a systematic analysis of the most important clauses used in international contracts. The course specifically addresses BOT contracts, power purchase agreements, M&A transactions and distribution and agency agreements.
Learning Outcomes: 

Overview of the legal issues and tools of drafting international commercial contracts; skills to identify central issues and structure contracts; negotiation and drafting tools necessary for addressing the complexity of international commercial contracts.


The final grade will be based on class-participation (30%) and an open-book examination (70%).