Workshop - Stratégie & Opérations

mercredi 20.06.2018

Understanding and drafting contracts: what constitutes an obligation and where there is wiggle room


The negotiation, drafting or simple analysis of contracts requires adopting certain reflexes to limit unfortunate consequences when implementing the mutual obligations of the parties.

In addition to reviewing these systematic and fundamental aspects, we explore how contract law offers the parties many options which allow their mutual obligations to be interpreted strictly or broadly. This workshop will enable you to understand how contract interpretation works and acquire reflexes to avoid the factual and legal pitfalls when dealing with contracts by presenting a broad range of options for contract negotiation and determination of the obligations under your contracts.This workshop will develop the following themes:

 1. Approaching contracts

  • Prior verifications
    • Parties’ identity
    • Capacity to contract
    • Financial resources
  • Pre-contractual documents
    • Confidentiality agreements
    • Guidelines establishing the relationship between the parties 

2. The Negociation Phase

    • Anticipating blocking and non-blocking issues
    • Anticipating ways out of a crisis 

3. Drafting Contracts

    • Identifying objectives
    • Identifying essential contractual clauses
      • Basic agreement and guarantees
      • Contract duration
      • Clauses specific to property transactions
      • Liability clauses
      • Standard clauses and dispute resolution
    • Adjusting contractual content according to the needs of the parties

Expert: Renaud Le Squeren, DSM Avocat à la cour

Niveau : Intermediate


  • to develop a contractual risk based approach for legal practitioner
  • to identify pre closing checks
  • to identify and use all contractual tools for negotiating a contract


Participants are hereby informed that they are likely to appear on photographs taken at the event. These are intended to be published in print and/or digital media published by Maison Moderne.


Renaud Le Squeren
Renaud Le Squeren
DSM Avocats à la Cour