I greatly enjoyed the Legal English course provided by Communicaid and have already started to see an impact in my work.In-house Counsel, Inter Ikea
Inter Ikea is the owner and worldwide franchisor of the Ikea concept. It manages the negotiation, sale and ongoing monitoring of Ikea franchises worldwide. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is constantly seeking market expansion and grants new franchises to markets/territories according to a detailed expansion plan.
Based in Brussels, Inter Ikea’s in-house legal team is involved in the entire franchising process from the initial due diligence of potential franchisors to the drafting of final franchise agreements.In order to avoid any ambiguity in the negotiation and final writing of agreements on such a global scale, the in-house counsel team requires complete autonomy in drafting documents with complex legal terms. Inter Ikea selected Communicaid to provide a number of legal English training solutions designed to equip core members of the legal team with an up-to-date knowledge of legal English drafting and terminology.
The story of IKEA began in 1943 in the small village of Agunnaryd, Sweden, when Ingvar Kamprad, the founder, was just 17. Since then, the IKEA Group has grown into a global retail brand with 139,000 co-workers in 44 countries generating annual sales of more than 27 billion Euros.
The key requirements of the training were to:
The main challenges were seen as:
Communicaid offers a number of open group programmes in the field of specialist Legal English. The relevant members of the in-house legal team were interviewed and assessed and the appropriate programmes were recommended and adapted. All training was delivered by Communicaid’s dual-qualified legal English trainers, who are both expert language trainers and experienced international commercial lawyers.
Participants now incorporate best practice into their every-day legal work and are more confident in using complex English legal terminology. Time is saved through quicker and more effective drafting, with senior staff required to spend less time reviewing and editing documents.
“I greatly enjoyed the Legal English course provided by Communicaid and have already started to see an impact in my work.” In-house Counsel, Inter Ikea