English contract law for European Retail and Consumer businesses

28 mayo 2019

09. 00 - 14.00h

NH Collection Colón
C/ Marques de Zurgena, 4
28001 Madrid

Please join us for a practical view of English contract law brought to you by Bird & Bird partner and contract law specialist, Andrew White.

This seminar, held in English, is designed to provide international retail and consumer-facing businesses operating in Europe with essential know-how and tools on English contract law.

It is relevant for anyone in legal departments or commercial teams dealing with business-to-business contracts governed or influenced by English law.

The session will be led by Bird & Bird partner and experienced presenter Andrew White, who will highlight core concepts, explain jargon and give practical illustrations.

Andrew will be joined by lawyers from Bird & Bird's Retail & Consumer team, who will contribute valuable examples and insights relevant to the sector.

Who should attend?
This session is designed for participants from any retail or consumer-facing business, including food and beverages, fashion and luxury, consumer goods, hotels, hospitality and leisure.

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Programa de actividades


09.00 – 10.00
Arrival and refreshments

10.00 – 11.30
Welcoming speech by Coral Yáñez, Co-Head of Bird & Bird Spain

Part 1: Building blocks of English contract law for retail and consumer-facing businesses
Introductory words by Lourdes Ayala, Partner, Corporate & M&A, Spain

  • Building blocks: judges, cases and statutes
  • 'Good faith' in English commercial law
  • 'Subject to contract' and contract formation
  • Interpreting contracts
  • Performance obligations
  • Brexit and commercial contracts

11.30 – 11.45
Coffee break

11.45 – 13.15
Part 2: Jargon-busting on some core contract concepts
Introductory words by Isidro del Moral, Partner, Real Estate, Spain

In this section Andrew will summarise some core English contract law concepts in a practical way and Retail & Consumer colleagues will provide comments from a sector perspective:

  • Limitation of liability
  • Liquidated damages and penalties
  • Indemnities
  • Direct, indirect and consequential damages

13.15 onwards
Cocktail Lunch & Networking

NH Collection Colón
C/ Marques de Zurgena, 4
28001 Madrid

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