Contract Drafting
& Negotiation

Course Duration


Course Starts from

1st JUNE 2021

Course Fee

₹ 7,000
₹ 5,900


Have you ever seen an actual contract? Let us guess.

If you are a law student, the answer would be a- (99.9%) No. If you are a young lawyer, the answer would be- Ummm…Yes. But only seen it.

Contracts form the backbone of any transaction. Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and defending contracts is what most lawyers do for bread, butter, (and Mercedes).

This Course if for both law students and young lawyers. It will clarify your contracts-related concepts, and teach you the fundamentals of contract drafting.


Self-paced learning

Developed by Partners and Senior Associates of Tier-1 Law Firms

Discussion Portal

Live classes

Practical Assignment and Feedback

Get the e-book of Practical Guide to Drafting Commercial Contracts
(published by OakBridge)

What will your journey look like?

The Start

You are here.

2 weeks

You will have learnt about elements of a Contract, and the basics of drafting

4 - 6 weeks

You will be able to:
1. Draft Recitals
2. Draft Operative Clauses
3. Work with Boilerplate clauses with ease

8 weeks

You will have negotiated contracts.

Be ready to draft+review basic contracts yourself, and easily navigate through complex ones.

Why Lawctopus Law School?

We are the Law School you always wanted, online!

3200+ Students

Since March 2020, Lawctopus Law School has taught over 3200 law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business persons.

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Industry Recognition

We have tied up with law firms like Surana and Surana, Sujata Choudhari IP Attorneys; publishers like Oakbridge; and, industry bodies like Delhi Management Association, etc.

Developed for Impact. With Care

All our courses are developed with an academician, a practitioner, and a researcher on board. Our students develop a 360 degree outlook through all our courses.

Why should you join this course?

Whats included

66 lessons

Online Accessibility

Complimentary access for additional 2 months

₹ 5,900 ₹ 7,000

Meet the Faculty

The course is prepared by Bhumesh Verma (Lead Faculty), Shayonee Dasgupta and Debanshu Khettry. Negotiations part of the course is developed by Abhishek Tripathi and Garima Mitra. The delivery of the course is handled by our Learning Managers.

The course is prepared by Bhumesh Verma (Lead Faculty), Shayonee Dasgupta and Debanshu Khettry. Negotiations part of the course is developed by Abhishek Tripathi and Garima Mitra. The delivery of the course is handled by our Learning Managers.

Contract Drafting & Negotiation
Bhumesh Verma
  • Seasoned legal practitioner with over 25 years of experience as a corporate lawyer.
  • Author of the book ‘Practical Guide to Drafting Commercial Contracts’ published by OakBridge.
  • Managing Partner, Corp Comm Legal.
  • Ex-Partner, Khaitan & Co.; Ex-Partner, Paras Kuhad & Associates.
Contract Drafting & Negotiation
Debanshu Khettry
  • Principal Associate, Leslie & Khettry.
  • Angel Investor with Mumbai Angels Network and Founder at Standard Indian Legal Citation.
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the NUJS, Kolkata in 2013.
  • LL.M from University College London in 2014.
Contract Drafting & Negotiation
Garima Mitra
  • Co-founder, Treelife Consulting.
  • Specialises in fundraising, contracts, privacy law and IPR.
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the HNLU, Raipur in 2013.
Contract Drafting & Negotiation
Shayonee Dasgupta
  • Ex-Senior Associate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (2017-18).
  • Ex-Associate, Trilegal (2012-15).
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the NUJS, Kolkata in 2012.
  • Currently working a Consultant at IDIA and a freelance researcher-writer.
Contract Drafting & Negotiation
Garima Gupta
  • Former in-house Legal Counsel at H.D.F.C. Limited.
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the NUSRL, Ranchi in 2015.
  • LL.M from NALSAR, Hyderabad in 2020.
  • Currently a Ph.D. Scholar at NALSAR.
Contract Drafting & Negotiation
Abhishek Nath Tripathi
  • Founder and Partner, Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors.
  • Ex-Senior Associate, Luthra & Luthra (2004-09).
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the NLSIU, Bangalore in 2004.
  • Visiting faculty at Amity Law School, Delhi and NLSIU.


This course, designed by experts, will help you master Contract Drafting & Negotiation skills!

Video Course Introduction to Contract Drafting
Video Course What is a Contract?
Video Course Importance of a written Contract
Video Course Difference between an Agreement and Contract
PDF Document Theories of Contract Law
Video Course Damages for Default
Video Course Consideration
Video Course Components of a Contract
PDF Document Elements of a Valid Contract
Assessment Self-assessment 1 – Testing your fundamentals of Contracts
PDF Document Introduction to Pre-contractual Instruments
Video Course What is a Memorandum of Understanding
Video Course Essential features of a well-drafted Contract
Video Course Disadvantages of using a template
Video Course Effective Date of a Contract
Video Course Identification of Parties
Video Course Recital Clauses
Video Course Definition Clauses
Video Course Territory of Operation
PDF Document Drafting of Agreements – The Basics
Video Course Assignment of Obligations
Video Course Assignment of Obligations
Video Course Conditions Precedent
Video Course Non-compete and Non-solicitation Clauses
Video Course Representations and Warranties
Video Course Termination Clause
Video Course Provision for Limiting the Relationship
Video Course Force Majeure Clause
PDF Document Drafting of Agreements – Operative Clauses
Video Course Governing Law and Jurisdiction Clause
Video Course Protection of Intellectual Property
Video Course Confidentiality Clause
Video Course Resolution of Disputes
PDF Document Drafting of Agreements – Boilerplate Clauses
Assessment Self-assessment 2 – Testing your understanding of various Clauses of Contracts
Video Course Allocation of Costs pertaining to Contracts
Video Course Role of Witnesses in Contracts
PDF Document Execution Formalities & Processes
Assessment Drafting Contractual Clauses
Video Course Introduction to Negotiation
Video Course Core Concepts of Negotiation
Video Course Negotiation of Terms
Video Course The Negotiation Mindset
Video Course Techniques of Negotiation
Video Course Case Study on Negotiation
Video Course Types of Negotiation
Video Course Key Features of a Good Negotiation
PDF Document Reading Resource on Negotiation
Video Course Introduction to Negotiation
Video Course Essential Skills of a Good Negotiator
Video Course Results of Negotiation
Video Course Steps involved in Negotiation (Pre-negotiation)
Video Course Steps involved in Negotiation (During Negotiation)
Video Course Why is Negotiation Important?
Video Course Identify your role as a Negotiator
PDF Document Key Commercial Contracts
Video Course Anatomy of a Contract – Part 1
Video Course Anatomy of a Contract – Part 2
Video Course Anatomy of a Contract – Part 3
Video Course A deep-dive into an Agreement for Sale
PDF Document 20 Leading Cases on Contracts


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Contract Drafting & Negotiation

Namrata Choudhury

New Delhi Law Offices
Oct - Nov Batch (2020)​

The course has been very well designed. The reading resources have been very well developed. The instructors leave no stone unturned to explain concepts in a way that is easy for all to understand, regardless of their experience.

The reading material, the small assignments in between the lectures, the small pre-recorded video lectures go a long way in improving the drafting skills and also in highlighting the fact that draftsmen often overlook, that is, an agreement is the written down version of the very basics that make up the law.

It has been an absolute honour and privilege to be able to learn from such experts.

Contract Drafting & Negotiation

Piyush Kaushal

Student, Jindal Global Law School
Nov - Dec Batch (2020)

I liked everything about this course. The Learning Managers are patient teachers who know their field in and out. The masterclasses were incredible because it mixed theoretical and practical knowledge, fed directly by people with rich experience in the field.

This course strengthens your understanding of contracts such that you can comprehend any contract you read. I received a book on contract drafting by Bhumesh Verma and found it to be a great read on the art of drafting contracts. I would recommend this course to everyone who has any association with law or contracts.

Contract Drafting & Negotiation

Shilpa Dnyanesh Patil

National Insurance Company Limited
Aug- Sept Batch (2020)

I liked the whole format in which the course has been prepared. The faculties were good, the facilitator is very prompt and approachable and the Course material was well researched.

The Course has not only helped me to work on my skillsets but also have made me feel more confident. In current times, when people are losing jobs and freshers are unable to find work, courses like CDN is helping them build confidence and polish their skills which is going to be helpful in a long run.

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