Introduction to Contracts

Tuesday 14 June 2022, 9.00-17.00

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Introduction to Contracts


Anyone involved in negotiating and managing contracts in a life sciences firm or university tech transfer office. In a small company this could be all or any of the founders.
In a larger one it might be the:
• Managing Director of CEO
• CFO or FD
• Company Secretary
• Contracts Officer
• Office Manager


A one day course.


Basic contract law issues e.g.:
• Privity
• Consideration
• Warranties and indemnities
• Limits on liability
• Competition law
• Termination
• Assignment, subcontracting and change of control
• Dispute resolution

Different types of contract for life science companies ie:
• Assignments
• Confidentiality agreements
• Materials evaluation agreements
• Licences in and out
• R&D contracts
• Manufacturing and process development
• Distribution and agency
• Terms of purchase and supply
• Industry specific contracts e.g. website terms, software, tissue banking, clinical trials

Practical points e.g.:
• Data privacy
• Perils and pitfalls in contract drafting
• Using standard form contracts
• Negotiating strategy and relationship management
• National considerations
• When to involve professional advisors


This training course is provided by Marks & Clerk and is free to attend. 

Please note, anyone registering will be subject to approval by the sponsor and may have their registration cancelled.  You will be informed whether your registration has been approved or cancelled within 2 working days of registering online for the event.


June 14th, 2022 from  9:00 AM to  5:00 PM
Marks & Clerk
62-68 Hills Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1LA
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 896450
Phone: 01223 896456