Aims of the course
This is Part 2 of a two part course. Part 1 is general in nature and will be held on 1st November 2022. Part 2 focuses on specific contracts some of which will have been requested by Part 1 participants.

You are welcome to attend Part 2 even if you are unable to attend part 1. All participants in a Part 2 course are also welcome to make particular requests in advance regarding course content.

This course will aim to provide:

  • useful tips on contract drafting techniques
  • precedents for different contracts
  • guidance on differences between the common law and Finnish systems of contract law and the implications for negotiating and contract-drafting.

The course will be ”hands on”. Delegates will be invited to undertake practical exercises eg drafting individual clauses, improving poor drafting, suggesting changes to clauses presented by ”the other side”.

Course materials
The course materials include contracts with accompanying notes, a bank of sample contract clauses , useful websites and addresses and a guide to English contract law terminology.

Lecturer David Fletcher

The course will be given by David Fletcher, an English solicitor, who is a frequent lecturer in Scandinavia. He has given contract-drafting courses, both general and in-house, in a number of countries including Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. He has also lectured at Helsinki and Tallinn Universities.

Agenda on 1st of December

8.30 Registration and Coffee at the seminar place
9.00 Introduction and recap on:

  • contract drafting terminology
  • differences between Finnish and English contract law and the implications for contract drafting.
9.30 LOI’s , MOU’s and NDA’s
10.30 Coffee
10.45 Joint ventures, shareholder and co-operation agreements
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Sales contracts and terms, supply contracts and distributorship agreements
14.30 Coffee
14.45 Sales contracts and terms, supply contracts and distributorship agreements (continued)
15.00 IPR Licences
16.00 Construction contracts or financial contracts (depending on delegates’ preferences
17.00 End of course

Note: the above timetable is flexible and can be adapted to delegates’ particular interests.

We reserve the right to make changes to the program.


Yksityinen sektori (etuhinta 7.10. asti) (norm. 845 €)745 €
Julkinen sektori (etuhinta 7.10. asti) (norm. 633 €)583 €
Lakimiesliiton jäsen (etuhinta 7.10. asti) (norm. 633 €)583 €

Hintaan lisätään alv 24 %. Osallistuminen sisältää sähköiset materiaalit sekä kahvi- ja lounastarjoilut seminaaripäivän aikana.


Anne Åkerberg

Anne Åkerberg


050 438 0979


Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Runeberginkatu 2

00100 Helsinki

When entering the hotel the conference center can be found on the right hand side. Located in the city center, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki places guests within walking distance of prime entertainment venues, attractions, and retail shops. 

By tram:
From Rautatieasema tram station, take tram line 7 towards Länsiterminaali or line 9 towards Jätkäsaari. Travel 2 stops and exit at Kampintori stop. Walk around 100 meters to the hotel.

The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from public transport stations.

On foot:
From Rautatieasema walk 900 meters via Salomonkatu and you will arrive at the hotel in approximately 10 minutes.

By Car:
The hotel provides indoor parking available for a fee. They also have a number of electric car charging stations. Access to the hotel parking hall is via Malminrinne and Lapinlahdenkatu. Make a right turn into a tunnel and follow the signage. The height of the hall is 2.1 meters. Use the staircase to access the hotel. You can pay for parking in the hotel reception.

If you need accommodation during your stay, you can use Alma Talent’s special prices to the hotels mentioned above. When booking say that you are attending Alma Talent -seminar in that hotel.

  • Radisson Blu -hotels and SOKOS-hotels: discount -11 % from Flex-price
  • Clarion Hotels: discount -15 % from the current day BAR-room price