Thomson Reuters Introduces Advanced Program in Contract Drafting for Legal Professionals

thompson reutersIndia’s first online Professional Training on Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

India, October 03, 2013 – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of Advanced Program on Contract Drafting to meet the needs of managers working in legal, operations, finance, HR, purchasing, and business development. This online development training program focuses on the practical skills of contract drafting, negotiation, breach of contract and arbitration.

The three month online program helps legal professionals draft clear and concise contracts that are enforceable and include arbitration clauses in the event of a dispute. Business professionals taking the course will benefit by understanding how to mitigate risk by having a stronger understanding of the nuances of contractual arrangements by working through case studies and virtual classroom discussions.

“A solid understanding of contract drafting is becoming an essential skill for professionals dealing with business transactions. The Advanced Program in Contract Drafting is designed to reduce disputes and ambiguity by having concisely worded and well thought through contracts,” said Arvind Pachhapur, Country Head of Legal business, Thomson Reuters India.

Lalit Bhasin, President & Chairman, The Society of Indian Law Firms’ CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), India Chapter said: “While drafting contracts, an important clause on arbitration usually gets missed out. Considering the huge pendency of cases in Indian courts, there is an immediate need to propagate inclusion of arbitration clause in contracts. It is heartening to see that a special session on dispute resolution has been included in Thomson Reuters Advanced Program in Contract Drafting being delivered by an expert on arbitration.”

Further program details including faculty profile can be found at


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