Essential Contract Law For Non-Legal Professionals

Contracts are being interpreted and used by non-lawyers but most of the time, they are not aware of the legal consequences when contracts are not well understood.

This workshop enables learners to:

  • gain a better understanding of contract law principles
  • learn how clauses should be looked at from a commercial perspective
  • understand how to negotiate contracts successfully
  • learn the pitfalls when contract clauses are done
  • understand and deal with contract issues as they arise
  • detect problematic clauses in contracts and evaluate them
  • appreciate how contract law operates in the common law system
  • learn dispute resolving mechanisms and systems
  • evaluate contract law and understand how legal principles are formed

Programme Objectives

The workshop focuses on understanding and evaluating contract principles. In modern day context, understanding and evaluating contract issues is critical before inking the contract. The workshop also aims to teach how contracts are drafted and how it should be evaluated from a commercial and legal perspective. It is highly interactive packed with various case studies and practical sharing sessions.  Participants will be taught on how to evaluate and understand commercial issues better.

Programme Outline

  • Offer and acceptance
  • Consideration
  • Intention to create legal relationship, certainty and completeness
  • The terms of the contract
  • The regulation of the terms of the contract
  • Mistake
  • Misrepresentation
  • Duress and undue influence
  • Privity of contract
  • Illegality
  • Performance and breach
  • Frustration
  • Damages
  • Identifying critical terms in the contract
  • Resolving disputes and managing issues


Who Should Attend

Any working professionals or executives who would like to improve their negotiation and contract evaluation skills.

Trainer’s Profile

David Shanmugam holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London and Master of Business Administration degree from Victoria University. He has many years of legal practice in the private sector and is presently working in a legal firm. David is also an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

He regularly conducts legal seminars and workshops for directors, HR and finance professionals on business and company law as well as various practical legal issues faced by corporate individuals. His forte is in the field of corporate and commercial drafting of contracts, including commercial company matters.


Fee Per Pax
(inclusive of GST)



19 February 2019 (Tue)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

160 Robinson Road #06-01, SBF Center
Singapore 068914
SBF Member - $428
Non-Member - $535

Fee include course materials, lunch & tea breaks
Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance


Administrative Details

- Please log on to with your Username and Password to register. Please create an account for registration if you do not have an existing account with Singapore Business Federation (SBF)
- Upon registration, please make payment using credit card via the online payment platform. An auto e-acknowledgement and invoice will be sent to your registered email.
- No cancellation will be allowed upon registration, but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company is welcomed. Please notify SBF of the change at least 3 days’ notice prior to event to enable logistical arrangements for the replacement.
- A registration confirmation email will be sent to the registered participant closer to the course date.
- Payments are required with registration and must be received prior the workshop to guarantee your place.
- Participants will only be admitted if payment/proof of payment has been received prior to the event or on event day.
- You will still be liable for the payment in the event of no-show on actual day of the event.
- SBF reserves the right to cancel or make any adjustments to the event.

Payment Details

1) Electronic Payment
Internet banking services with UOB or DBS via Billing Organization.

Payment can be made via our VISA/MasterCard terminal in our office

3) Cheque Payment
Please cross your cheque payable to Singapore Business Federation and mail it to 160 Robinson Rd #06-01, SBF Center, Singapore 068914
Indicate the Invoice number, Company and Participant name at the back of the cheque.

If you have registered less than 5 working days before the event date, please bring along the cheque on the day of workshop.

For more information, contact Josephine Lin at    l    6701 1131

Note : To safeguard the well-being of all participants, we advise members who are feeling unwell to refrain from attending the workshop.

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2/19/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
160 Robinson Road #06-01 SBF Center Singapore 068914


Friday, 19 September 2014


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