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International Contracting Course

Available Modalities:

  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virtual Instructor-Led Training 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training Virtual Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 18 18
Technical PMP/PgMp 18 18
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 0 0
PMI SP 0 0
PfMP 0 0
  • CEUs: 2.4

This highly practical, information-packed course explains how you can anticipate and address the risks, issues, and conflicts that arise in entering and managing contractual relationships with foreign firms and governments. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the provisions that govern international contractual relationships and how they differ from provisions governing domestic contracts. This comprehensive course addresses corruption and other legal considerations, the ins and outs of commercial arrangements, and the implications of international treaties and world events. It also gives you a firm foundation for drafting, interpreting, negotiating and modifying contractual agreements.

Project managers and others who are new to the international marketplace, as well as those with experience in foreign government and commercial contracting, can learn to profit from overseas trade opportunities while avoiding the pitfalls that face those who are uninformed.

  • Assess what legal systems impact your projects
  • Identify legal risks in global projects
  • Draft practical, workable international contracts
  • Describe contingency contracting techniques used in natural disasters and emergency situations
  • Control post-contracting changes
  • Resolve contracting disputes quickly and cost efficiently

This course uses digital materials.

  • Understanding Legal Systems

    The history of the U.S. common law system

    Comparing British and U.S. common law

    The history of civil law

    Discovering what law applies to an international contract

  • Comparing the Rules of Contracting





    Penalties and forfeitures

    Liquidated damages

    Specific performance


  • Intellectual Property IP

    Drafting IP clauses

    When patent protection is effective

    The risks in using trade and service marks internationally

    The issues in copyright protection

    The future of trade secret/proprietary data law

    Treaties and international enforcement

  • The UNIDROIT Principles of International Contracting

    An introduction to the UNIDROIT organization

    How the Contracting Principles came about

    How they are being used

    The future picture

  • Extraterritorial Laws of the United States

    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    Antiboycott laws


    Export controls and licensing

  • Using International Agents

    Legal protections for agent

    Selecting an agent wisely

    How to avoid unscrupulous agents

    Bonded agents

    Drafting an agent’s contract

  • Drafting and Interpreting International Contract Contracts

    Drafting for non-English speakers

    Drafting for interpretation in another legal system

    Drafting for implementation in another culture

    Understanding civil law phraseology

    Effective and ineffective use of standardized clauses

    Choice of law and choice of forum

  • Termination and Dispute Resolution

    Drafting closeout and termination clauses for the international arena

    Effective use of termination for convenience clauses

    Negotiating dispute resolutions

    Using international mediation

    Litigation in foreign courts

    The pros and cons of international arbitration


    How INCOTERMS are adopted into contracts

    The specifics of each term

    Filling in gaps in the text

    Which terms have become obsolete

    Which terms to avoid

    Likely future changes to INCOTERMS