This seminar will focus on:
- Party autonomy (scope & parameters);
- The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“UNCISG”) — to include or exclude;
- Avoiding the pitfalls of preliminary agreements;
- Electronic contracts & digital signatures;
- Civil law and common law differences (including interpretation);
- Termination clauses; and
- Dispute resolution/arbitration clauses (pre-dispute steps to safeguard your client’s position).
Martin Polaine is a practising barrister (England & Wales) with 35 years of experience, an arbitrator and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“FAIADR”).
Martin has advised states, corporates and individuals in Africa, Asia and Europe on international dispute resolution and public international law. He has extensive experience in both civil law and common law states and his practice includes international arbitration (both commercial and state-investor), international trade and sale of goods, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering (“AML”)/financial regulatory and treaty drafting.
He has had conduct of numerous complex and sensitive cases and serves as an expert for international organisations (including the Commonwealth Secretariat, Council of Europe, the European Union (“EU”), United Nations (“UN”) agencies and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”)).
Martin is a published author of legal texts (with Oxford University Press and others) and is a Teaching Fellow at the College of Law (Sydney), where he focuses on ASEAN +6 jurisdictions and tutors LLM students.
Arvinder Sambei is a practising barrister of more than 35 years of experience. She has advised states, corporates and individuals and acts as an expert for many international and regional organisations (including Council of Europe, EU, International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) and UN agencies). Her practice is wide-ranging, with a particular focus on anti-corruption and governance, AML/Combating the Financing Terrorism (“CFT”)/sanctions, commercial contracts & international trade, asset recovery and public international law. She has also been instructed in treaty and legislative drafting, as well as major institutional and project evaluation programmes.
Arvinder has previously held the posts of Head of Criminal Law at the Commonwealth Secretariat and Legal Adviser to the Permanent Joint Headquarters (“PJHQ”) at the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence.
She regularly advises on treaty law, the use of force by states, the protection of foreign-owned property and international investment law. In international arbitration, she has particular interest in the international sale of goods and the carriage of goods.
Arvinder is a published author of legal texts (with Oxford University Press and others), a regular conference speaker, and an experienced trainer. She has written articles, practitioner manuals and technical papers for a range of international organisations. She is also a Teaching Fellow at the College of Law (Sydney), where she lectures and tutors LLM students in cross-border contracts and commercial contract negotiation.
Terms and Conditions
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Cancellations must be made in writing.
If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.
Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
- No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
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- No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
- No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).