I’m Coming to London

On 22–24 January 2014, I’ll be in London, at a forum entitled “Advanced Contract Risk Management for the Utility and Power Generation Industry.” (For more information, go here.) In particular, on 24 January I’ll be presenting a half-day workshop entitled “Effective Contract Language, Efficient Contract Process.”

I’m looking forward to it. The roster of speakers looks interesting, and companies around the world will be sending people who are responsible for their company’s contracts process, so I expect serious discussion. And I’m currently redrafting, and will soon be automating, templates for a company that’s in the power-generation business, so the needs of that sector will certainly be fresh in my mind.

I moved to London with my parents when I was eleven years old, and I had an entirely English secondary and college education. But I left England to go to law school in the U.S., and England has been largely been out of my life since then. Furthermore, I hadn’t expected to do any speaking engagements in London, as I’ve long thought England not particularly hospitable to my approach to contract language. (Go here and here for a couple of relevant posts.) So I’m pleased to have a reason to be in London. And who knows, maybe the opportunity will present itself for me to finally meet Mark Anderson in person.

I have plenty of readers in England, so I’d be interested in putting together, albeit at short notice, a public seminar while I’m in England. If you’d like to discuss the possibility of your organization acting as host (and having your personnel attend at no cost), do get in touch.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.