Negotiating and drafting contracts constitute an important part of the legal services that we provide. A properly drafted agreement makes it clear to all of the parties to it what their rights, obligations and expectations are. Clairfort also provides contract management.
In some cases a single page may be sufficiently clear to reflect the parties’ agreement (in general terms). In other cases it may be wise to clarify as much as possible. This depends on the parties’ interests. It goes without saying that the scope of an agreement will also have an impact on the costs involved, hence a commercial assessment in this respect would also be required.
We always discuss which form would be the most suitable one in the relevant situation. Whatever the case, it is advisable to arrange certain matters properly, because this may prevent confusion and difficulties from occurring at a later stage. Consider, for instance, matters such as liability, financial arrangements and the term of an agreement. In the case of international collaboration it may be a good idea to determine which court of law will enjoy jurisdiction and which law will govern the relevant agreement.
We can also assess a contract which your contracting partner sends to you. In the course of a quick scan we can indicate what risks are involved and, if required, we can amend the relevant provisions for you.
Clairfort works together with foreign law firms in the event that a contract needs to be drafted or assessed on the basis of foreign law.
Finally, we look forward to being of service to you in managing your contracts. In this way you will always be aware of the latest version of an agreement or general terms and conditions, and we will keep them up-to-date.
Amongst other things, Clairfort’s specialists are in their element when it comes to general terms and conditions, agreements in the fields of distribution, franchising and agencies, those governing the exercise and assignment of intellectual property rights, IT and employment contracts, agreements concluded for the purposes of mergers and acquisitions, and the letters of intent and financing and UAV-GC 2005 agreements required in this respect. There are actually few agreements which we are unable to draft and assess.