Drafting & Understanding Commercial Contracts in English

English is very often used in modern commercial contracts, especially in an international context. It is therefore essential to be able to use Legal English as a tool to develop and negotiate agreements. It is just as critical to understand the exact meaning and commercial (as well as legal) consequences.
This seminar is intended for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. It concentrates on the practical issues related to using and understanding contracts in English. Anybody needing to develop, negotiate, use or understand commercial contracts in English would find this seminar very useful. The seminar is in a workshop format with case studies and group work. Ample opportunity will be given for participants to ask questions or raise individual matters of interest.


09:30 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
• Sentence Structure
• Punctuation
• Case Studies
• Drafting and Interpreting
End Day 1
09:30 Day 2
• Cross System Translations
• German Law in English
• Terminology and Pitfalls
• Choice of Law and Language
• Drafting and Understanding
• Contract form and Structure
• Headings, Attachments, Preamble
• Enumeration and Attachments
13:00 - 14:00
• Template Agreements and Boilerplates
• Internet Resources
• Dictionaries
• Negotiations and Working with Mark-up
• Strategies and Tactics
• Summary and Conclusions
End of Seminar

Timings are indicative only


Contact & further information

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

Number of participants

Number of participants is limited to 16.

Workshop language

The workshop lectures will be given in English.

Workshop Presenter

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
E-Mail: academy@tutech.de

Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper

Dr Margarete Remmert-Rieper


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