Advanced Contract Law Course

Date: 19 March 2021

Time : 14:00 - 17:00 (Virtual Learning via Zoom)



 This Is the continuation of the basic course Essential Contract Law for

 Non-Legal Professionals.

 At this half-day advance course, we will focus our discussion on   specific areas of contract law and deepen our understanding of key   principles. For example, we will study in-depth rules related to   contractual interpretation and what the Parol Evidence and Contra   Proferentem rules are.

 We will also delve into specific but common contractual clauses such as   Restraint of Trade, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation, Confidentiality   and Trade Secrets, Dispute Resolution and Enforceability of

 Cross-Border Transactions.

 Thereafter, our discussion will take us to the specific laws in Singapore   that are related to contracts, such as the Sale of Goods Act, Civil Law   Act, and Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act.


 During this highly technical course, we will be studying various   important case laws that will help us understand the above contractual   principles and rules.

Course  outline

Mr. Patrick Tan

Founder & CEO of Fortis Law Corporation

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Patrick Tan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Law Corporation. His areas of practice include commercial litigation and arbitration, wealth management, and private client matters. He is a Notary Public Commissioner for Oaths, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, as well as an accredited Associate Mediator, appointed by the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Primary Dispute Resolution Centre of the State Courts of Singapore. He also currently serves as a Volunteer Mediator for Small Claims Tribunal, State Courts of Singapore, as well as State Courts-SMC panel of mediators for the Volunteer Mediator Programme  (Magistrate Complaints). In addition he is also a Legal advisor for Singapore Estate Agents Association.

1. Contractual interpretation

    • Parol Evidence Rule

    • Contra Proferentem Rule

    • Legal Framework in Singapore & Separation of powers


2. Specific clauses

    • Restraint of trade clauses

    • Non-compete clauses

    • Non-solicitation clauses

    • Confidentiality clauses and trade secrets

    • Dispute Resolution and Enforceability of cross-border transactions


3. Specific contract-related legislations

  • Sale of goods Act

  • Civil Law Act

  • Hire Purchase Act

  • Electronic Transactions Act

  • Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act

  • Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act

  • Other miscellaneous acts