Masterclass: Drafting and Negotiating Contracts | The Association for Cultural Enterprises

Masterclass: Drafting and Negotiating Contracts


A one-day Masterclass packed with practical and commercial tips to help minimise risk and maximise benefit when drafting and negotiating contracts. 


We will look at the basic principles that underpin all contracts, focussing on the important areas of risk and liability within contracts that you need to get right. There will be a focus on contracts involving brands and other IP assets but the subjects discussed will be wide enough to cover most contractual negotiations.


You will learn:

  • What distinguishes a contract from an unenforceable promise?   
  • What are the key parts of a contract that you need to focus on when undertaking a contract review?
  • What are the most common problem areas in contract negotiations? 
  • What are the industry-specific issues that cultural institutions need to address in contracts?
  • How to strike the fine balance between risk and benefit.

Download the full programme here.


Who is it for? Those involved in procurement, licensing and buying at every level from the CEO and Commercial Director to Contract Managers.


Your trainer, Anthony Misquitta, is a solicitor with 20 years’ experience advising cultural institutions on all legal issues but with a focus on IP and technology. Anthony spent 18 years with Farrer & Co solicitors and now splits his time between the V&A where he is the General Counsel and Keystone Law where he is a consultant solicitor.  He also lectures on trade marks, art and copyright for the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University. He is a trustee of the Association for Cultural Enterprises and the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. Anthony is ranked as a commercial contract and brand management specialist in the Legal 500 directory and as an intellectual property specialist in the UK's Chambers & Partners directory.


12 July 2019 10:00   through   16:00
Museum of the Order of St John
St John's Gate
26 St John's Lane
London, London EC1M 4DA
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
Non-Member £ 330.00 (includes VAT of £ 55.00)
Partner / NPO £ 290.00 (includes VAT of £ 48.33)
Member £ 210.00 (includes VAT of £ 35.00)

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