Commercial Contract & JV Agreements Masterclass (Bangalore)

Commercial contracts today are just no more a plain signed paper of clauses. They have become a strategic part of today’s competitive business where most of the transactions are governed by thoroughly drafted and interpreted agreements. Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts are one of the most important and tedious aspects for today’s legal professionals. Business contracts needs to be inline of the business expectations and hence the person drafting the agreements should have a great level of business understanding. Today’s legal professionals need to be well versed with the drafting techniques to foresee the risk and have futuristic thinking to handle contracts in the best interest of their organization.

CorpKonnect’s full day Commercial Contracts Masterclass aims to sharpen up your abilities to draft and negotiate legally sound contracts in favour of your interest. This seminar will review the latest tips and techniques for negotiating and writing contracts in favour of your business needs so you can remain up to date and also guide you through in the techniques of managing modification of contracts in case of business demand.


Benefits of attending:

  • Review key contract terminology
  • Identify the essential covenants that should be in a contract
  • Sharpen your negotiation skills for newer business demands
  • Understand the purpose of common contract provisions and how to draft them
  • Know how to draft enforceable restrictive covenants, including covenants not to compete
  • Use negotiation tools effectively to ensure good deals and avoid bad deals
  • Identify and employ remedies for breach of contract issues

 Who should attend?

  • Head of Legal
  • Corporate Legal Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Legal Managers
  • Corporate Legal Advisors
  • Company Secretaries
  • Administration and Procurement professionals

Session 1: Negotiation of Commercial Contracts

  • Planning, conducting & documenting negotiations better and faster
  • Understanding the needs of negotiating parties
  • Deal-no-deal situation – how to keep the options open
  • Determining the rights and obligations of parties
  • Types of pre-contractual agreements:
         - Heads of Agreements
         - Confidentiality agreements
  • The Boundaries of negotiating & Re- negotiating contracts
        - Relevance of pre-contractual agreements
       - Need for creating a win-win situation
      - Re-negotiation of a concluded contract

Session 2: Drafting Commercial contracts

  • Essentials Elements of a Valid Contract
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Difference  between MOU, LOI and agreement
  • Structure of a contract
  • Representations and Warranties
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Indemnities
  • Termination
  • Penalty
  • Boiler plate 

Variation and Modification of a contract

Case Study: Some Key intricacies of

  • Service Agreements
  • General Commercial agreements
  • IT Contracts

Session 3: Drafting Joint Venture Agreements

Key legal issues at pre-contract stages

  • Need for Disclosure agreement (NDA) and MOU
  • Negotiation and disclosure
  • Effective Due diligence to minimize risk

Creating an effective JV agreement

  • Contribution by parties
  • Key features of a JV agreement
  • Unincorporated vs Incorporated JV agreements
  • Competition law implications
  • Non-Compete and Non-Solicit
  • Termination mechanism

Session 4: Managing Breach and Termination of contracts

  • Dispute Resolution Mechanism
  • Recent Developments in Arbitration in India

Arunabh Choudhary
Juris Corp

Arunabh Choudhary is a Partner at Juris Corp. His practice portfolio encompasses Securities Markets, Commercial Laws, Private Equity transactions, Taxation, Competition Law, Policy Advisory and Tech Law. He caters to diverse national and international clients including corporates, commercial banks, investment banks, funds as well as start-ups. He has advised organizations registered with multiple regulators viz. SEBI, RBI and IRDAI. He also represents and advises the Competition Commission of India (CCI), and deals in complex matters faced by emerging FinTech entities, including aggregators. 

Illustrative important matters handled 

Medical sector:

  • Advising a Mumbai based company on issues relating to the Medical Councilof India Guidelines (“MCI Guidelines”), Indian Council of Medical Research Guidelines, Information Technology Act, and Maharashtra Medical Council Guidelines. We are also involved in advising the company on their business model which requires collection of data and using it for big data analytics from the perspective of MCI Guidelines and privacy issues.

  • Conducting presentation in relation to “Medical Negligence issues pertaining to healthcare industries” on behest of a Pharma MNC for doctors across India

  • Advising and obtaining registration for Delhi NCR based company in relation to import and assembling of medical devises into India

  • Advising and representing the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) in a matter of bid-rigging against some of the top pharma companies

  • Advising a Bangalore based start-up which is involved in creating online aggregator platforms for medical services and equipment’s

  • Advising on a funding transaction for a bid by an Indian healthcare group for a Singapore listed hospital company.

Soumitra Banerjee
Fox Mandal Associates

Promod Nair
Arista Chambers

Promod is admitted as both an Advocate in India and as a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in England and Wales. He is a dispute resolution specialist, with extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has appeared as Counsel and Advocate (often as amicus curiae) in a broad range of commercial litigation and public law matters before the Supreme Court of India and the Karnataka, Bombay and New Delhi High Courts. 

Promod sits as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations. He also has extensive experience in acting as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, having conducted arbitrations in various jurisdictions in Europe and Asia and under various institutional rules such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of Arbitration (LCIA), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). In May 2013, he was appointed as a Member of the LCIA Court.

The Pride Hotel
93, Richmond Road, Langford Gardens, Bengaluru
080 - 43484348
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Registration Fees: INR  8,500 + 18% GST Per Delegate

Avail 10% early bird discount on 2 or more registrations till 7th Jan 2018

Note: The fees would include Course Material, Participation Certificate and Lunch & Refreshments at the Hotel

Modes of Payment and Registration:

For registration through Credit/Debit Card, Cheque/DD and NEFT: Please contact the below mentioned:

Biplab SenGupta
Mob No: 8130826342