The Center for American Studies would like to invite you to participate in a course with an experienced American attorney Jim Chester – author of the Chester’s Guide to International Business Law – titled “Drafting IT Contracts That Work”.


We live in a very technologically evolving world. 


The ability to draft information technology and software development contracts will advance your legal career and will help you better serve clients from not only from the IT sector but also other areas of business where the use of advanced software and technology is prevalent (e-commerce, big data, privacy compliance, crypto-assets, e-banking, fin-tech, and many more). 


While the course is aimed at teaching you drafting and terminology in the context of IT contracts written in English, universal skills gained during the course will also make you better at drafting such contracts in your own language.

The course takes place in real time on September 12 (Thursday), 2023 between 5.00-8.00 pm  CET online on Zoom. 

This course will equip you with the critical skills necessary to draft IT contracts on behalf of your clients – regardless of their geographical location. 

You will learn:


  • The Defined Terms which constitute the core building blocks of every IT contract.
  • The substantive provisions that are fundamental to securing your client's interests,  including especially intellectual property rights.
  • The balance of negotiations and risk allocation, and the process of reaching an agreement between the two sides.
  • To draft IT contracts clearly,  precisely and effectively.
  • To prevent litigation and save your client's business from unnecessary losses resulting from poorly written contracts.


Jim Chester
Jim Chester

Attorney Jim Chester is a Partner in a Dallas-based technology boutique law firm, Klemchuk LLP. For over 25 years, he has advised companies operating in the United States, around the world, and on the Internet to resolve legal challenges related to business and corporate matters, intellectual property, technology transactions, ecommerce & international transactions.

Chester is Professor of Practice at SMU’s Cox School of Business, where he has taught Entrepreneurial Law & Business law since 2019. He previously taught at Baylor Law School for 20 years, and has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, and Texas A&M at Commerce.

Chester is also an entrepreneur himself, having founded or co-founded several ventures. His most recent business venture, VENTAC, is a service that provides legal counsel and forms to startups and innovation-based companies via an affordable monthly subscription. His other businesses include ENGAGE (a co-working space for attorneys), CASES, LLC (providing registered agent services), and OWL Suites (online office space platform similar to AirBnB).

Chester lives outside Dallas in the rural suburb of Heath with his wife and their four children. He currently serves on the City Council for the City of Heath, Texas, and on the city’s Economic Development Corporation. He is the inventor of “Chester’s Grilling Blend” and a salsa recipe that placed 3rd in the State of Texas at the CASI completion. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness training, tennis, hiking, and cooking.

Chester is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center (LL.M.), South Texas College of Law (J.D.), and Texas A&M University (B.S.). He has received numerous awards for outstanding achievements as a lawyer: “Rising Stars”  and “Super Lawyer” Law & Politics Magazine (2008-Present), “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” D Magazine (2014), “AV® Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell® (2012-Present) and a 10.0 Perfect rating, Avvo.com (2012-Present).

Every participant will receive a set of materials that can be used as a handy resource also after the course.

All of our courses are certified. 

You will be awarded an official digital certificate signed by the Center for American Studies' President. You may then print the certificate at home, use it to apply for various positions, or simply post it to your LinkedIn. 

The certificate can be also used as proof of completion of a given number of hours of training (continuing education requirement) mandated by your employer, bar association, or trade chamber.

Link for safe electronic & card payments:


The fee can be also sent directly to our bank account in EUR:

Center For American & European Studies 

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Transfer title: IT Contracts in English course – <first and last name of the Participant>

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*The condition for participation in a given pool of enrollment is registering and paying the course fee within the specified deadline.

Please send all of your questions to the Course Coordinator, Mrs. Rita Tomala at [email protected]

See you online!


10.09.2024 – final deadline

79.00 EUR 1st enrollment pool until 05.09.2024
109.00 EUR 2nd enrollment pool until 08.09.2024
139.00 EUR 3rd enrollment pool until 10.09.2024

Don’t wait. The number of spots is limited!

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