Notes from the Road: Seoul 2019

Warning! This post is for seminar aficionados only. It contains minimal cultural insight and nothing on contract drafting.

Instead, this post celebrates my 14 November 2019 “Drafting Clearer Contracts” seminar in Seoul. Out of the hundreds of seminars I’ve done over the past 14 years, it was the spiffiest. How so?

For one thing, it was held at the Grand Hyatt Seoul, which is … grand. I mostly lead a Courtyard Marriott existence, but I’ll happily accept whatever swankiness comes my way. My guest room was great, but more to the point, the seminar room—the Sansoo room, in the lower level—was tasteful, well lit, and equipped with optimal audio-visual equipment.

But the big reveal came at lunch, when the screen was raised to reveal another room containing a lavish buffet lunch, just for us. It was quite something.

All that would have been for naught without the attention to detail displayed by my partner LAWnB, a Thomson Reuters affiliate. Unlike any of my other partners around the world, they produced large banners. (Here I am doing an obscure dabbing-type move in front of one.)

And they produced the most professional set of seminar materials I’ve ever had the pleasure of using.

They also took photos and videos, with a view to promoting next year’s seminar. I’m already looking forward to it.

So my thanks to Hyunmok (Nicole) Cheong and her team at LAWnB. Their territory is limited to South Korea, but I’d happily do seminars with them anywhere.

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.