Resources for drafting and negotiating better contracts.

Contract Teardown

AXA Cybersecurity Insurance Policy

Historically, insurers protected against cyber risk in narrow, hard-to-get, and expensive ways. With few significant breaches, the limits made sense. But now breaches—and the policies that compensate for them—are common. So what should you know about these cybersecurity insurance policies? What should they include? How do you advise clients about their assumptions or risks and smart costs? In this issue of the Contract Teardown, attorney Eric Drattell walks us through the most important red flags and wise counsel around the burgeoning field of cybersecurity insurance policies.

Kanye West's Contract in Plain English

It’s hard to think of anything more frustrating than signing on to a contract that, turns out, you didn’t understand at all. Kanye West felt this frustration over one of his music contracts. He posted his contract publicly to show what he meant. Contract drafting expert Ross Guberman touches on necessary and unnecessary language, why this conversation is important, and how to implement these tactics in any industry.

Independent Contractor Agreement from Red Lion Hotels Corp

The independent contractor agreement is one of the most common contracts seen in business today. We will see even more of them as the labor market changes, which means we really need to get them right. In this episode of the Contract Teardown Show, we shine a light on the deceptively simple independent contractor agreement.

Domino's Privacy Policy

Contracts facilitate transactions, but they can also slow them down. That creates tense relationships. Can we rethink contracting to more effectively guarantee parties’ wishes while preserving relationships and getting deals done? According to one legal content creator, we could start by making contracts more visual. To demonstrate, attorney Sarah Ouis brings her art to the Domino’s UK Privacy Policy.

Drafting

Y-Combinator SAFE Agreement Briefing

Matias expounds on his teardown of the Y Combinator SAFE Agreements, discussing why this document is important and some of the common practices to watch out for.

Cannabis Simple Agreement for Future Equity

The primary goal of the cannabis Safe is to address the regulatory complexities that come with raising money in the industry. For example, depending on whether a company is raising a priced round (i.e., selling equity at a fixed valuation) or a convertible security round (i.e., a Safe or convertible note), each triggers different regulatory reporting and/or approval processes.

Negotiation Skills – Art of Manipulation

The role of lawyers in a transaction ranges not only from document drafting and reviewing but also to negotiating. In fact, from my perspective, drafting and reviewing documents are the basic skills that each and every lawyer must be well-equipped with while negotiation technique is what defines an outstanding lawyer.

How to Write an International Commercial Arbitration Agreement

Successfully crafting an international commercial arbitration agreement requires the writer to incorporate certain fundamental elements into the text.

Featured

Law Insider Announces Partnership with Eigen Technologies

Law Insider, the leading contract and clause database, today announces an exclusive partnership with Eigen Technologies, the global Document AI technology provider.

Cannabis Simple Agreement for Future Equity

The primary goal of the cannabis Safe is to address the regulatory complexities that come with raising money in the industry. For example, depending on whether a company is raising a priced round (i.e., selling equity at a fixed valuation) or a convertible security round (i.e., a Safe or convertible note), each triggers different regulatory reporting and/or approval processes.

Law Insider Announces Content Partnership with Laura Frederick

Law Insider is announcing today its partnership with attorney and contracts expert Laura Frederick.

Kanye’s Contracts (Full PDF)

Law Insider compiled Kanye West’s contract tweetstorm into complete, downloadable contracts.

Webinars

How to Negotiate Compliance Contract Provisions

Ethics and compliance concerns pervade today’s business world. Companies worry about everything from conflicts of interest to ethics to anti-bribery. Because of their importance, it is critical that we properly address compliance in our contracts. Everyone who works with contracts needs to know what compliance provisions should say and how to negotiate them.

How to Negotiate Payment Contract Provisions

Precise and clear price and payment contract provisions are critical to the success of every commercial deals. While most attorneys and professionals have no problems drafting simple price and payment provisions, they may find themselves challenged when the terms and issues become more complex.

How to Negotiate Cybersecurity Contract Provisions

In this on-demand webinar, our host Laura Frederick speaks with Raella Dyke, Deal Support Lead, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk & Compliance at HP, and Carlyn Epstein, Corporate Counsel at The Clorox Company.

How to Negotiate a Podcasting Agreement

Ever wonder how top tech/media transactional lawyers draft and negotiate agreements? Well, this webinar is your chance to find out!

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