English contract law for non-English lawyers

09 June 2016

09.00 - 12.45 CET

Hotel The Square Milano Duomo - Via Alberico Albricci, 2/4 20123 Milano

This seminar, held in English, aims to provide international businesses operating in Italy with some essential know-how and practical tools about English contract law. 

The session will be led by Andrew White, who is a London-based Bird & Bird partner and an experienced presenter. Andrew will be joined by colleagues from Bird & Bird's Milan office.

This session will be relevant for all sectors including corporate, technology, banking, finance, tax and energy.


9.00 - 9.30

  • Registration and welcome coffee

9.30 - 10.45

Part 1: Building blocks of English contract law

  • English judges and statutes: how the 'common law' system works
  • 'good faith' in English commercial law
  • 'subject to contract' and contract formation
  • interpreting contracts
  • implied terms

10.45  - 11.15

  • coffee break

11.15 - 12.45

Part 2: Some core contract concepts as applicable in corporate and commercial transactions

  • limitation of liability
  • liquidated damages and penalties
  • what is an 'indemnity'?
  • indemnities in share purchase agreements
  • direct and consequential loss

The seminar will be followed by a buffet lunch.

Would you like to attend?