The Commercial Contracts Workshop

"Daniel gives clear explanation of
the concepts and materials covered and is patient to explain & address participants questions, making sessions and cases interesting using layman

Non-Legal Managers are increasingly involved in the task of negotiating and signing contracts. A lack of training and acute awareness of every legal angle has consequent repercussions, including excessive legal costs, delays and unacceptable risks.

This workshop is designed to provide a detailed overview of a full contract cycle, from its inception, preparation, right through to its execution and finally completion – You will be quickly familiarized with contract law & its implications, followed by the skills to thoroughly understand and draw up effective commercial contracts. PLUS, real life scenarios, best practices and essential dos & don’ts – DIRECTLY RELATABLE to your own contracts and legal obligations back at work to serve & protect your business’s unique legal interests

– All in 2 Days.

Drawing on decades of multinational corporate legal leadership & private practice experience, your legal quandaries & worries will be promptly settled by the assured direction and education of the full legal spectrum by a true legal expert with an emphasis on the on practical application of contracts in this complete & comprehensive 2 day session

Gain a practical commercial understanding of contract law delivered in layman terms

Ensure the contract meets your needs & better manage your business risks

Rapidly find problematic clauses in your contracts before making a commitment

Understand & apply effective pre-contractual negotiations & deal structuring

Execute an effective agreement with a clear understanding of the key terms, language and layout of a commercial contract

Understand important transactions & real intentions from the point of view of the client and other parties involved

Apply the various terms of a contract in the context of the circumstances, purpose and the industry that it is intended for.

Be appraised of the remedies available to parties in the contract of the circumstances

Minimize negotiation deadlocks

Reduce legal costs by working more efficiently with your lawyers, cutting the time your lawyers need to use.

Daniel Ho (Picture)Daniel Ho

Daniel Ho is the founder director of Summit Law Corporation specializing in local and regional corporate commercial matters (including operational agreements and contracts, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures) as well as intellectual property and estate law.
Daniel has over 20 years of extensive experience in both private and legal practice. He was previously appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd, and had also served as regional in-house counsel for U.S. MNCs (such as Texas Instruments Inc. and Caltex / Chevron Ltd) and other listed companies based in the Asia Pacific.
Possessing a deep understanding of country specific legal cultures and practices, Daniel has a strong track record of delivering balanced and timely legal advice in highly pressurized environments with achievement of business objectives in mind.
Daniel is effectively bilingual in English and Chinese, with experience in reviewing legal documentation and contracts in Chinese. Qualifications: Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore in 1988.



View The Full Day One Agenda

Day 1


The basics


– Pre-contract documents
– Negotiations – “subject to contract”
– Making the contract
– Standard terms and the “battle of the forms”
– Consideration
– Other formal requirements

 Session 3   CONTRACT INTERPRETATION– Interpreting express terms
– Terms implied by law
– Unfair terms

Session 4

– Parties
– Recitals
– Denitions
– Term and termination
– Payment
– Performance of service
– Standards of service
– Change control
– Duties of customer and supplier
– Warranties
– Intellectual property rights
– Indemnities

– Limitation of liability
– Boilerplate
– Execution
– Schedules

View The Full Day Two Agenda


– Creating third-party rights

– Excluding third-party rights

concepts found in the annual reports of listed companies and what it means to them.

You will acquire skills and obtain answers to the following questions:

·What is the difference between a Group and a Company?

·What is the difference between subsidiaries and associates?

·What is goodwill and impairment?


– Changing the parties

– Changing the agreement


– How do you force them to perform? Can you?

– How do you end the contract? Can you?

– Do you want to give them another chance? – Some practical considerations

– Damages – extent of


Participants will engage in a case study, applying and developing the principles

One Session for 2018 - 10 & 11 MAY, 2018 - Now Open on Early Bird Discounts

Hilton Singapore


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