First Annual Commercial Contracts Conference
Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March 2019

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

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Whether you are making, or breaking, a contract, all generalist practitioners need to be well-versed on all aspects of the contractual process. From pre-contractual negotiations to drafting, interpretation, disputes and managing risks, the First Annual Commercial Contracts Conference covers a raft of important areas. It also examines the impact of the digital age, including new privacy obligations and the rise of smart contracts.

Thursday 14 March 2019

Keynote: Interpreting Commercial Contracts - When the Parties Fail to See Eye to Eye

Making the Contract

  • Pre-Contractual Representations: When Can They Come Back to Bite?
  • Dodging the Traps of Unfair Contract Terms in Small Business Contracts
  • Managing Intellectual Property Rights in Commercial Contracts

Business Contracts in the Digital Age

  • Data Protection Obligations in Commercial Contracts
  • The Digital Disruption: Measuring its Impact on Commercial Contracts

Friday 15 March 2019

Termination and Enforcement Clauses in Business Contracts

  • When the Music Stops: Drafting Effective Termination Clauses
  • Liquidated Damages: Drafting to Avoid Penalties
  • Drafting and Enforcing Restraints of Trade: One Size Does Not Fit All
  • The Role of Indemnities, Guarantees and Warranties in Commercial Contracts
  • Drafting Watertight Settlement Agreements

Sydney Jacobs, Barrister, 13th Floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Sydney

Dr Michelle Sharpe, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Rob McInnes, Principal, Rob McInnes IP Advisory, Sydney

Christine Ecob, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney

Alexandra Wedutenko, Partner, Clayton Utz, Canberra

Michael Linehan, Partner, Clayton Utz, Melbourne

Dr Elisabeth Peden, Barrister & Mediator, 3 Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Shah Rusiti, Partner, Teece Hodgson & Ward, Sydney

Alicia Hill, Principal, MST Lawyers, Melbourne

David Bailey, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

John Arthur, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Stephen Newman, General Counsel, BDO, Melbourne


If you register and pay by 14 December 2018 you will pay only $1870 – a saving of $275 off the full price conference registration fee of $2145.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
Product Code: MCLMAR19
 Price:   $1,870.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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