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Day 1 (1/3)
8:15am: Arrival of participants with a Welcome Breakfast
9:00am: Training

What is an international contrat? What makes the quality
and definition of an international contract?
Common Law contracts vs. Civil Law contracts
Contracts between two parties from different systems
of Law
Clauses of conferring jurisdiction
Choice of the type of Law used in the contract
Principles of liberty of choice
The case of an absence of choice
Applicable Law
Rome convention of June 12th 1980 (referring to the
law, applicable to contractual obligations).
Forum of choice and competent jurisdiction.
Validity of the clauses and choices
Elements taken into account by the judge
Re-qualification of contracts
o The predicaments of translations
o The language of a contract: a hint regarding the
qualifications of the judge.
o The loss of quality of a civil Law contract due to its
interpretation through common law.
o Consequences

Framework of contracts

Contract Law within the State of New York

The international Chamber of Commerce in Paris

Should we get rid of incoterms?

10:30-10:45 am. Break with refreshments
10:45am: Training resumes
Elements of a contract

Various components

Civil Law

Common Law

New York State Law

International Conventions

Vienna Convention of 1980



Practical use


Voids Contracts

Convention of 22 December 1986 on the Law
Applicable to Contracts for the International Sale of Goods