Drafting & Understanding Commercial Contracts in English

Understanding how to draft and develop contracts and other legal documents in English is important. Whether one is writing an email or a letter, or negotiating a contract, legal English and legal writing skills are essential.

The seminar will be held largely in English. German explanations will be given as needed.

Target group

Entrepreneurs, managing directors, managers and employees who deal with international contracts


No new date at present




€800 plus VAT


Virtual, In-house, Tutech Innovation GmbH

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Day 1


Introduction to Seminar

• Targets and Goals


• Legal English
• Terminology
• U.S. v. British English
• Legal Interpretation
• Basic Rules
• Modern Approach

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 17:00

Contract Drafting
• Plain English
• Senctence Structure
• Punctuation
• Case Studies
• Drafting and Interpreting


End Day 1

Day 2


• Cross System Translations
• German Law in English
• Terminology Pitfalls
• Choice of Law and Language
• Drafting and Understanding
• Contract Form and Structure
• Headings, Attachments, Preamble
• Enumeration and Attachments

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 17:00

• Template Agreements and Boilerplates
• Internet Resources
• Dictionaries
• Negotiations and Working with Mark-up
• Strategies and Tactics
• Summary and Conclusions

17:00 Uhr

End Day 2

Timings are indicative only


Contact and information

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

Number of participants

Number of participants is limited to 18.

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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).

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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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