IP Draughts’ first book for legal practitioners (Technology: The Law of Exploitation and Transfer; the current edition is titled simply Technology Transfer) was published in the mid-1990s. Since then, he has been asked to write further books, and the requests keep coming. We are currently in discussions with a legal publisher to take over a well-known book on exclusion clauses. Our sterling consultant, Victor Warner, spends most of his time writing and updating our publications, under IP Draughts’ editorial supervision.
Most of our books are now in their third editions, and one – Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts – has reached its fourth edition, with others in the pipeline. We have just received a great review of that fourth edition, from the German-British Chamber of Commerce, which is reproduced below.
Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts gives a comprehensive overview on the legal formalities and the structure and format of contracts along with explanation of legal terms. It illustrates drafting techniques and provides concise information on issues affecting contract drafting as well as the interpretation of contracts by the courts. By incorporating a chapter about practical measures to secure documents from unwanted alteration and remove metadata and sensitive information, the book also addresses today´s legal, practical and technical challenges with the use of electronical means.
With its practical insight, drafting techniques and various samples this book does not only facilitate the access to Commercial Contract Law for those who have not yet specialized in that field of law, but also provides indispensable detailed information for commercial lawyers and contract managers.
In the 4th edition of Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts the reader will find an essential update taking into account changes in consumer legislation and important court decisions focusing on the interpretation of a contract´s wording.
This book is mandatory reading for both novice and expert and an essential manual for those who wish to stay up to date with the latest developments of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.