Overview

As the business world gets more complex, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted operations coupled with long-term relationships with all parties is extremely critical. Contracts are now considered vital as they not only instill high levels of confidence in the organisation one deals with, but also save the time and effort one might face in dealing with unpredictable concerns and arguments.

This course will guide you through a step by step process to understand, draft and negotiate a successful contract and at the same time ensure that the interests of your organisation are well protected. You also will strengthen your expertise to build sound contractual relationships.

Herbert S. Wolfson

Herbert S. Wolfson is the Managing Partner of Emirates Law Network, an American law firm focusing on the United Arab Emirates and neighbouring countries. He began his career as a securities lawyer in Washington in 1990 and went on to practice in Riyadh, New York, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Philadelphia. He has more than 15 years experience working in and with the Middle East.

Herb serves as lead counsel for multinational corporate clients in transactions in the UAE and neighbouring countries. He has delivered lectures on UAE law in New York, Washington, San Francisco, Paris, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere and has provided expert testimony in US courts on commercial disputes governed under the UAE, Saudi Arabian and Egyptian legal systems. Wolfson’s publications include a detailed analysis (accompanied by his own English translation) of UAE Federal Law No. 4 of 2000, which established the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority.

He has a degree in law Magna cum Laude, as well as an undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Arabic, all from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2003, Herb was the lead drafter for a new contract law for the Government of Afghanistan. He was born and raised in New York and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.