Drafting Effective International Contracts – How to Tailor Liability and Ringfence Risks in International Sales and Distribution Contracts


del 18 de Abril al 19 de Abril de 2024

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  • 2024-04-18 08:30:00 2024-04-19 18:00:00 Europe/London Drafting Effective International Contracts – How to Tailor Liability and Ringfence Risks in International Sales and Distribution Contracts PRAGA, CHECA (REP.) UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA with the support of the Czech Bar Association

This seminar will analyse how to estimate, prevent and manage the parties “exposure” to damages in international commercial contracts.

In this context limitation liability clauses have a key role. In drafting such clauses parties should evaluate the possible type, entity of damage that may arise from the breach of contract and be sure that the clause limiting or excluding their liability will be effective. In this context, the use of the correct wording and knowledge of the true nature of damages under the applicable law of the contract is important.

The seminar shall address the issue of managing the risk of damages in the context of single sale contracts as well as in the context of supply chains.

During the seminar we will analyse the fundamental differences in the approach of common and civil law systems in contract drafting. We will examine and discuss with the participants real life practical examples of selected liability clauses after which participants will be involved in a workshop on drafting of liability provisions.

This first part the seminar will be followed by an analysis of some critical aspects such as how to prove the damages in case of breach of contract, how to collect the evidence, prove damages and evaluate the possible damages claims in case of litigation.

Legal experts, academics, practitioners and in-house counsels will share their experiences and exchange views on possible strategies to limit liability through contractual clauses on one side and, on the other side, once the contract has been breached, to effectively claim for damages.

We look forward to seeing you in Prague!

Comité organizador

  • Comité organizador

    Mariaelena GIORCELLI President of the UIA International Sale of Goods commission, Bortolotti , Mathis & Associati, Turin, Italy
    Christoph OERTEL President of the UIA Contract law commission, Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft MBH, Hamburg – Germany
    Ernst GIESE Giese & Partner, S.R.O., Prague, Czech Republic
    Alexis BRUNET Secretary of the UIA In-House Counsels Commission ADM Germany Hamburg, Germany
    Diego Saluzzo President of the UIA Agrifood Commission, Grande Stevens Studio Legali, Turin, Italy





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Goethe-Institut Tschechien
Masarykovo nábřeží 32,
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic


* The VAT (21%) can be applied to the amount stated above according to the European Directive 2006/112/CE of November 28, 2006. If you provide an EU VAT ID number, the VAT will not be charged. For more information, please contact the UIA.
** Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee

Fees include:

  • Attendance at all working sessions
  • Seminar documentation
  • Home Hospitality Cocktail on April 17
  • Coffee breaks on April 18 & 19
  • Cocktail Reception on April 18
  • Lunch on April 19


Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the seminar, your registration form must be received by on or before April 11. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all participants, after the seminar.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working language will be English.


Each participant should make his/her own arrangements for hotel accommodation in Prague. The seminar will take place at the Goethe-Institut Tschechien, Masarykovo nábřeží 32, 110 00 Prague 1. A few hotel suggestions nearby are:

500 meters from the seminar venue
Odboru 4,
120 00 Prague 2,
Czech Republic
T +420 277 016 880
Email: info@mosaichouse.com
Website: https://www.mosaichouse.com/en/

550 meters from the seminar venue
Bartolomejska 9,
110 00 Prague 1,
Czech Republic
T +420 224 230 533
Email: unitas@unitas.cz
Website: https://www.unitas.cz/fr

450 meters from the seminar venue
Narodní 13,
110 00 Prague 1,
Czech Republic
T +420 221 011 100
Email: info@eurostarsthalia.com
Website: https://www.eurostarsthalia.com/?referer_code=lb0bg00yx

600 meters from the seminar venue
Distrito 1, calle Vladislavova 52/19,
110 10 Prague 1,
Czech Republic
T +420 732 358 324
Email: info@aurealegends.com
Website: https://www.aurealegends.com/


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than March 18, 2024. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than March 18, 2024 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than March 18, 2024 and the cancellation will have to be sent in writing no later than April 8, 2024.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal. 
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.



All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


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