English contract law for European Retail and Consumer businesses

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.

Some testimonials about this seminar

“Extremely clear…”
Italian food and drinks company

"Terrific session..."
US -based media company

"Documentation will be extremely useful..."
Spanish drinks company

"Engaging, practical and very interesting..."
Italian luxury goods business

"Easy to follow and extremely helpful..."
German home services provider

Click here to view the programme

Future dates in the series (venues to be continued)
  • 8 May (morning): Milan
  • 9 May (morning): Rome
  • 28 May (morning): Madrid
  • 13 June (morning): Copenhagen
  • September: Helsinki
  • September/October: Germany


8h30 - 9h00: Arrival and refreshments

9h00 - 10h30: Part 1 Building blocks of English contract law for retail and consumer-facing businesses

  • 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

10h30 - 10h45 : Coffee break

10h45 - 12h15 : Part 2Jargon-busting on some core contract concepts

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
12h15 - 13h15: Lunch

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