Pitfalls of commercial contracts | EEF

Pitfalls of commercial contracts

Although EEF members manufacture a large variety of different products, the legal issues you face in everyday commercial transactions will be common to all.

Negotiating and drafting effective and robust commercial contracts where all parties understand their rights and obligations is vital to minimising your exposure to potentially costly litigation it if all goes wrong.

In order to respond to member demand for practical guidance in this important area, we are organising four half-day seminars. We have invited Squire Sanders, a leading international law firm with particular experience in commercial litigation, to help members recognise the potential pitfalls in commercial contracts.

Who Should Attend?

  • Finance Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Sales teams and negotiators

Why Attend?

This seminar will

  • lead you through the legal implications and processes of contract law which will allow you to take more control of how your contracts work;
  • strengthen your ability to draft clear and unambiguous contracts to help achieve your commercial objectives;
  • help you to identify key issues in advance and minimise any risk where possible; and
  • help you to avoid costly mistakes and litigation in the future.


Full details are to be confirmed but the programme will cover the following key issues:
  • Litigation: battlefields, pitfalls and heartache
  • Contract formation
  • Contract protection and terms that matter
  • Important terms
  • Exclusions and limitations
  • Boilerplate clauses
  • Negotiating and preparing contracts
  • Managing contracts to get the most out of them
  • What to do if it all goes wrong
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