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Negotiating and Drafting IT Contracts (London, United Kingdom - September 23-24, 2019)

  • ID: 4768820
  • Conference
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • 2 Days
  • Falconbury Ltd
  • Conference Dates: September 23-24, 2019
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A Two-Day Seminar Designed to Explain What IT Contracts are, How and Why they Work and How to Put Them in Place

All those involved in IT transactions need to understand the trends and industry ‘norms’. A tough commercial environment means you need to guarantee you are getting the best terms available and the best deal for your company or clients.

This course has been specifically designed to engage both IT supplier and users of IT to develop their understanding of the structure and content of IT contracts:

  • What they are
  • How and why they work
  • What should be included
  • How to put them in place
  • How to overcome the key challenges
  • What the IT (separate from the contract) actually means.
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Day One

Background to an IT contract (pre-contract preparations)

Understanding enough about IT to work with IT contracts – Part 1

Understanding enough about IT to work with IT contracts – Part 2

Software licences

Exclusion and limitation clauses

Etymology of an IT project: Group exercise

Software development

Day Two

Software development

3 centuries of IT contracts

20C Warranties and clauses: 19th century to 21st century

Copyright and database rights

Outsourcing and IT services contracts

Entire agreement clauses in IT contracts

Problems with IT contracts

Limitation exclusion and limitation – A practical exercise

Third party rights in IT contracts

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  • Mark Weston Mr Mark Weston,
    Partner ,
    Hill Dickinson


    Mark Weston is a partner at Hill Dickinson having joined the firm on 1st February 2016 as Head of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial (London). Mark joined the firm from Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP where for 12 years he was a partner and Head of the Commercial, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group, before which he spent several years at Baker & McKenzie. Mark’s practice covers both non-contentious and contentious matters in all areas of commercial law, intellectual property law, information technology law, Internet, electronic commerce and on-line services law. He specialises in commercial and tech issues.

    He has extensive experience in-house, having been seconded in the past to Hewlett Packard and new technology companies. His practice covers all sorts of commercial areas (including franchising) as well as extensive IT niches including advising clients regarding hardware and software issues (including SaaS, cloud, development, licensing, maintenance and distribution), solutions for and methods of transacting on the Internet, electronic commerce, including B2B, B2C and B2G, S-commerce and M-Commerce, social media, strategies to minimise or maximise liability and carry out compliance audits, outsourcing, facilities management, procurement, company IT policies and data protection (privacy) issues. He also has experience in IT litigation (and different alternative dispute resolution techniques).

    Mark is Chairman of the Society for Computers & Law (North London and Home Counties Region), Chairman of the Intellectual Property Interest Group of Lawnet and is a premier member of the Eurojuris Intellectual Property Panel. Mark writes various books on his specialist topics and is an editor and contributor of several publications and articles and lectures at numerous commercial, IP and IT related conferences and training programmes.

    Finally, Mark appears regularly on BBC1 (usually providing advice on-screen to BBC Watchdog) and also on Sky News as a legal commentator.

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This seminar is designed for representatives from both IT suppliers and users/buyers, including:

  • In house lawyers
  • Contract managers
  • Procurement managers
  • Buyers
  • IT directors and managers
  • Private practice lawyers and IT consultants
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ADDRESS

The Rembrandt Hotel
11 Thurloe Place
London
SW7 2RS
United Kingdom


DIRECTIONS

Opposite V&A Museum.
Nearest underground station: South Kensington.

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