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Drafting Contracts in Legal English: Cross-border Agreements Governed by U.s. Law

ISBN-10: 1454805463
ISBN-13: 9781454805465
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Aspen Pub
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Written in a deliberate and concise manner, devoid of United Statescolloquialisms, Drafting Contracts in Legal English: Cross-borderAgreements Governed by U.S. Law is designed for classroom useas well as self-study. Teaching a strategic approach and sequentialsteps to drafting contracts, the text includes examples and exercisesbased on cross-border agreements such as distribution agreements,licensing, franchises and equipment leases. Special drafting issues incross-border agreements are also considered: choice of language clauses,choice of forum clauses, indemnification provisions, force majeureclauses, counterpart clauses, international alternative disputeresolution clauses, and the choice to opt in or out of the CISG. Byproviding appropriate explanations of United States law, the textincreases student comprehension as suggested drafting approaches areplaced in legal context. This unique guide discusses the purpose of andprovides drafting tips for contract parts, contract organization andformatting, basic contract provisions, letters of intent, and the craftof reviewing and revising contracts. End-of-chapter exercises testoverall comprehension and apply drafting concepts presented in thechapter. To increase the non-native speakers’ lexical range, vocabularyis derived from a statistical analysis of thousands of authenticcontracts. To help with contract sentence structures that arechallenging for non-native speakers, syntax structures are based oncomparison to databases with authentic contracts. A glossary of contractterms is based on frequency counts from thousands of authentic contractsand usage in text, contextualized and cross-referenced with most commoncollocations. The online Teacher’s Manual gives suggestions for in-classdiscussion and exercises, sample drafting assignments designed tosimulate real-world drafting experiences, and sample syllabi.Features:Written in a deliberate and concise manner, devoid of United StatescolloquialismsDesigned for classroom use as well as self-studyTeaches strategic approach and sequential steps todrafting contractsincludes examples and exercises based on cross-border agreementsdistribution agreementslicensingfranchisesequipment leasesconsiders special drafting issues in cross-border agreementschoice of language clauseschoice of forum clausesstyle pstyle='left:40.0;margin-left:40.0;'indemnification provisionsforce majeure clausescounterpart clausesinternational alternative dispute resolution clausesopting in or out of the CISGprovides appropriate explanations of United States lawincreases comprehension

Summary of Contents
Introduction
Preliminary Drafting Concerns
Contract Structure
Defined Terms
The Beginning of the Contract
The Importance of Clear and Concise Writing
Basic Categories of Contract Provisions
Word Choice
Sentence Structure
Core Provisions
Exit Provisions
Alternative Dispute Resolution Provisions
Miscellaneous Provisions
The End of the Contract
Appendices

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