Business Contracts in English

This seminar is intended to provide a better understanding of the basics of the modern application of so-called ‘boilerplate clauses’. It is based on numerous case studies, from business life, that provide the highest degree of ‘hands-on’ experience in linguistic usage. It starts with an analysis of the basic steps in contract design and discusses the different types of boilerplates applied. Participants will receive ‘sample boilerplates’ during the seminar.

Target group:

Entrepreneurs, managers, employees dealing with
international contracts.


- 22.11.24




850,00 € plus VAT



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Day 1


• Discussion: Seminar Aims
• Participants’ Expectations
• Language Evaluation


• What is a “Contract” • Operative Clauses • History & Use of Boilerplates Risk and Liability • “The Big Three”: Law, Language & Jurisdiction Language and Contract • Basic Terminology • Legal English

12:15 - 13:00


13:00 - 16:15

Pitfalls of Cross-System Contracts
• Law & Language
• Breach & Default
• Translation
• Case Studies Interpretation Rules
• Plain Meaning
• Four Corners’ Rule
• Modern Approach

16:15 Uhr

End Day 1

Day 2


• Drafting
• Liability & Damages
• Contract Form & Structure

12:15 - 13:00


13:00 - 16:15

• Boilerplate Clauses : Overview
• Miscellaneous



Timings are indicative only


Contact and information

Silke Ludewigs
Tel: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359
Email: academy@tutech.de

Number of participants

Number of participants is limited to 16.

Workshop language


Workshop presenter

Stuart Bugg

Stuart Bugg, BA, LL.B (Hons), M.Jur (Dist) was born in Kingston-upon-Hull, England. He read politics and law at Victoria University, Wellington and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. In 1982 he became World Universities Champion in ‘Public Speaking and Debating’ at the University of Toronto, Canada. Since 1983, Stuart has been resident in Germany, having completed his thesis and dissertation on comparative aspects in Anglo-German law. In 1985 he was a tutor in law at the University of Auckland and since that time has also lectured at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Legal English and at the University of Maryland (European Division) in Business Law. Stuart Bugg is a Solicitor (England and Wales) and a Barrister (New Zealand). He now practises law in Nuremberg, Germany with German colleagues and is a member of the Law Society (England & Wales), Deutscher Anwaltverein, New Zealand Law Socety (N.Z.) as well as the Nuremberg Regional Law Society (Rechtsanwaltskammer Nuremberg).

In-house workshops for companies and institutes

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Contact & further information

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper
Tel: +49 40 76629 6353
Fax: +49 40 76629 6359
Email: academy@tutech.de

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper

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