2017 Workshops

 


 

The Law of Contract for Business 

 

LCB/1  June 9th   -   LCB/2 October  6th

 


 

Introduction to Business Law 

 

IBL/1  June 16th  -   IBL/2  October 13th

 


 

Legal Framework of Enterprising 

LFE/1  June 23th   -   LFE/2  October 20th

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAW OF CONTRACT FOR BUSINESS

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JUDr.Petr Frischmann, Ph.D.

 

 

A general course introducing students to the most common types and forms of contracts used in business practice including formation, terms, guaranties, defenses and means of legal and extralegal enforcement of contracts.

 

 

 

Course objectives

 

The aim of the module is mainly to introduce the students to the basics of contract law with a focus on selected issues of application of legal tools in the general business practice. The course has the purpose to lead the participants to learn the basic legal concepts taught in the context of both the common and continental legal tradition. Important part of the module is dedicated to practical forms of business negotiation of different forms of contract, use of legal instruments in balancing the business risks and in legal drafting. 

 

 

 

The content of module is divided to eight main topics.

 

1.     Private law as a tool of business cooperation

2.     Law of obligations

3.     Legal regulation of business contracts

4.     Forms and types of contracts

5.     Content of business contracts

6.     Guarantees and liabilities

7.     Discharge of the contract

8.     International enforceability of contracts

 

 

 

  

 

PRIVATE LAW AS A TOOL OF BUSINESS COOPERATIOON

 

Economic cooperation and enterprising is based on legislative framework making the private agreements of parties binding and enforceable. State mechanism is employing wide range of  instruments,both of preventive and repressive character. Use of such legal instruments in business law is subject to free consideration of parties of contract.

 

·       Distinction Between Public And Private Law; Interference Of Public Law Into The Private Law Related To The Law Of Contracts.

·       Specific Role Of State In Enforcement Of Rights And Duties Arising From The Private Legal Agreements In Business

·       Due Diligence And Due Care Principles

·       Private And State Forms Of Remedies

 

 

 

LAW OF OBLIGATIONS

 

Rights and obligations arise not only from contract but also from breach of duty. Common law tradition is reflecting this distinction by the concept of Torts and Contracts. Obligations are falling into the category of relative rights being applicable to the limited number of parties of legal relationships only.  

 

·                 Contractual Obligations And Liabilities  

·                 Capacity To A Contract

·                 Offer and Acceptance

·                 Free Will Concept

 

 

 

LEGAL REGULATION OF BUSINESS CONTRACTS

 

Enterprising is based on the contractual relationships concluded voluntarily by parties.

Parties of such relationships are in principle free in the content and form of their agreements. In special cases this freedom is limited by public law restrictions representing public order interests and the principles of fair business. 

 

·       Public Law Limitation Of Contractual Freedom

·       Illegal Contracts

·       Subsidiarity Of Legal Regulation

·       B2B Approach In Legal Relationships; Civil Law And Business Law Contracts

 

 

  

 

FORMS AND TYPES OF CONTRACTS

 

Parties of the contract are free in their choice of the form of contract. For some types of contract the special form is required by law. Non fulfillment of the form of the contract requirements is sanctioned by its invalidity. Process of the negotiation of the contract is determined not only by the legal requirements, but by the negotiating power of the parties. Proper identification of this criterion is vital for the choice of appropriate method, form and tools of negotiation.

 

·       Process Of Negotiation; Drafting Of Different Forms Of Contracts

·       Validity Of Contract Vs. Favorable Conditions Of The Contract 

·       Positional And Interest Based Contract Negotiations

·       Take Or Leave Contracts

·       Misuse Of Dominant Position In Negotiations

·       Dirty Tricks In Negotiation

 

 

CONTENT OF BUSINESS CONTRACTS

 

Right and duties of the parties are arising not only from the agreed explicit wording of the particular agreements but also from the implied terms set by applicable legislation. Negotiation of the contract is involving risks arising from implied terms potentially unknown to the party of contract.  

 

·       Express Terms And Implied Terms

·       Essential Elements Of Contract

·       Conditions And Warranties

·       Contractual Penalties 

·       Confidentiality Clause

 

 

GUARANTEES AND LIABILITIES

 

On the contrary to the essential elements of the contract making contract legally valid, function of guarantees and liabilities is to implement maximum protection against the involved. Guarantees and liabilities are not used in published standard form contract documents.  

 

·       Transfer Of The Title

·       Payment Guarantees

·       Consumers Protection

·       Risk Management Aspects Of Contracts

 

 

   

DISCHARGE OF A CONTRACT

 

Fulfillment of all duties arising from the contract is its proper discharge. Quality of performance is set accordingly to business standards and commercial habits of particular business activity. In the case of breach of contract, the injured part may seek court or arbitration protection, withdraw from the contract under specific conditions or amend the contract by mutual agreement.

 

·                 Performance

·                 Breach Of  Contract

·                 Agreement (Waiver, Variation And Rescission)

·                 Compensation

·                 Statutory Limitation

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ENFORCEABILITY OF CONTRACTS

 

In the case of breach of contract court protection could be granted subject to individual petition. Court judgments and arbitration awards are subject to enforcement proceedings.

International treaties are providing for the mutual recognition of judgments and arbitration awards. General international legal framework for the sale of goods contracts is unified by UN Convention, most frequent forms of commercial terms for business contract are standardized in globally recognized form.

 

  • Practical Aspects Of The Mutual Recognition Of Judgments And  Arbitration Awards 
  • Choice Of Jurisdiction
  • Arbitration Clause
  • INCOTERMS  
  • United Nations Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Framework of Enterprizing

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JUDr.Petr Frischmann, Ph.D.

 

 

 

  • Legal framework of enterprising in Czech republic

  • Continental Civil Law System vs.  English and American legal system

  • Private and public law regulation 

  • Role of government in process of enforcement of law

  • Protection of ownership ; Ownership litigation  

  • Law of Contract

  • Rendering services in business

  • Protection of brand in business

  • Trademark law and Intellectual property law

  • Legal protection of economic competition

  • Unfair competition and Monopoly regulation

  • Corporate law ; Setup and structure of corporate legal entities

  • Responsibility of statutory body

  • Liability and Insurance in business

  • Labor law principles

  • Trade license law

  • Consumer protection in business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Business Law

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JUDr.Petr Frischmann, Ph.D.

 

 

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the system, principles and specifics of a corporate law and law of obligation.

Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of commercial law with an emphasis on the international aspect of the economic of law. Access to the corporate law, comparative and allows the acquisition of practical experience in setting up and managing various forms of business corporations, with an emphasis on the practical elements of corporate governance. Law of obligation is aimed at contractual and tort liabilities and their practical application.

 

The course includes theoretical and practical mastery of the use of standard types of nominate contracts and their formation.

 

Course methods:  A combination of theoretical teaching with practical solutions from the areas of national and international economic practice.

 

Learning outcomes and competences: After successful completion of the course , students will be able to: 


- overall orientation and application of commercial law in terms of the real situation of the company 
- evaluate the practical needs and determine the parameters of a priority the construction and operation of the various forms of business corporations

- practical use of the commercial register of the insolvency register, cadastre and other electronic public registers and using other tools of the e justice 
- competently communicate with internal and external lawyers in matters of contractual issues and other receivables 
- to draft individual common types of contracts and competently use standard contracts and other legal documents
- orientation in insolvency law and practice the procedure in the application process claims and participation in insolvency proceedings

 

 

Content of course

 

  • Business Law as the Part of Private Law 

  • Corporate Law and Contracts 

  • Legal Protection of Business Competition 

  • Business Register Proceedings 

  • Corporations and Foundations, NGO 

  • Business Companies and Cooperatives 

  • Forms of Business Companies 

  • Setup of Business Companies 

  • Statutory Bodies and Representation of Commercial Companies 

  • Liquidation and Mergers of Business Company 

  • Introduction to Contracts 

  • Most Typical Forms of Business Contracts 

  • Guarantees in Business Contracts