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Legal Network

The purpose of this Network is to provide its members with insights to new trends and emerging practices in the fields of contract, commercial and relationship management. While these will be in the context of the Legal sector, they will draw from knowledge and ideas that are current and relevant in other sectors.  A key goal is to improve the performance of contracts and relationships in the sector.

The objectives will be met by sharing ideas, discussing challenges, exploring new directions and, where appropriate, initiating research or inviting experts to present on key topics in the sector related to contract, commercial and relationship management.

Meetings will be virtual (by phone or webinar) unless in specific cases there is an agreed wish to have physical meetings or workshops to develop specific initiatives.

Group Mission/Vision:

Provide its members with insights to new trends and emerging practices in the fields of contracting, commercial and relationship management in the sector.

Network Updates

Ask The Expert: Ten basic contract drafting rules to speed up The Other Side's legal review

Thursday 17th January - 11:00 am New York, 4:00 pm London, 5:00 pm Paris, 9:30 pm Mumbai, 12 am PerthBusiness clients hate it when contract drafts are held up in legal review. Drafters can speed up the other side's legal review — and improve the odds of a successful transaction — by following ten simple writing rules. In this insightful and entertaining webinar from D.C. Toedt III, we’ll explore some ways you to speed up The Other Side's legal review. Our Experts:D.C. Toedt III (his last name is pronounced "Tate") teaches advanced contract drafting at the University of Houston Law Center.  A member of the Texas and California Bars, he has negotiated hundreds of contracts in his career, is a frequently-published author, and has spoken at several IACCM meetings and Webinars.  He was formerly a partner and member of the management committee at one of the largest IP litigation law firms in the U.S., with 150 lawyers in six offices; he left the firm to become vice president and general counsel of a newly-public software company that he had helped the founders to start, serving there until the company's successful exit when it was acquired by one of the largest software companies in the world.  For more information, see http://www.LinkedIn/in/dctoedt 


Commercial themes for 2019

IACCM today announced key themes for contract and commercial management in 2019. These are based on global market observations and interaction with IACCM members from every industry. They represent the areas that are increasingly critical to the role and value delivered by commercial and contracting functions.


Asset protection and economic decline: are they linked?

Compared with the United States, China has taken a commanding lead in the levels of optimism among its young people - and that translates directly to upward mobility and wealth creation.

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