Business Contracts

Turn Any Business Contract to Your Advantage


Author: Laura Plimpton

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613081308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 6192

Create and Review Your Own Contracts Minimize your legal risks and lock in profits as experienced contract attorney Laura Plimpton walks you through a fail-safe method of reviewing any contract. Learn to identify and neutralize the trick phrases that can create enormous risks for you and your business. Plimpton’s expert advice can save you thousands of dollars in legal fees and may just prevent you from entering into a contract that could bankrupt your business. Plimpton covers: • A 10-minute foolproof system for reviewing any business contract • 23 terms that bulletproof a contract • 6 secrets for successful contracts • 5 terms that can ruin a deal • Powerful strategies for turning any contract to your advantage Use this arsenal of tools to protect your business by making sure every contract you sign is fair and binding. Critical Checklists and Sample Contracts on CD-ROM! Sample Contracts include: • Consulting Agreement • Construction Agreement • Service Agreement • Assignment and Assumption Agreement • Independent Contractor Agreement • Facility Agreement • Terms of Sale • Terms of Purchase Plus critical checklists for: • Modifying or extending an existing contract • Service agreements where your company is the service provider • Purchase orders where your company is the seller or buyer • Contracts where your company is the buyer of services • And more!


Examples & Explanations


Author: Brian A. Blum

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735562415

Category: Law

Page: 804

View: 1148

Examples & Explanations: Contracts, Fourth Edition, is an accessible, comprehensive treatment of first-year contracts topics. This popular and well-written study aid speaks clearly and directly to students and is designed to provide them with information, examples, and analysis in appropriate complexity and detail. Important features of this highly regarded study aid include the author's strong writing ability and skill in teaching first-year students to develop an understanding of difficult concepts clear and direct explanatory text that is specifically geared to the needs of first-year students diagrams that provide useful visual aids for students to help in remembering key points the unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations format that combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test student comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying information to fact patterns comprehensive questions with a variety of issues in one fact situation, similar to those on law school or bar examinations New to the Fourth Edition: updated discussion of UCC Articles 1 and 2, including both the current and revised versions of the Articles and an explanation of the changes new cases and developments new and revised examples and explanations based on new cases and changes in the UCC

Lump Sum Contracts

The Red Book


Author: Contracts Working Party

Publisher: IChemE

ISBN: 0852954433

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 97

View: 4627

This latest edition of The Red Book has been the subject of a detailed review and takes into account users' experiences and the latest thinking in project execution in the process industries. Legislation - such as the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and the Courts' interpretation of the legislation is covered. The guidance section is separated into two parts with Section I providing specific guidance on completing the Contract Agreement and Section 2 discussing general issues to aid understanding, highlighting areas where special conditions may need to be written for the user's requirements. Suitable for use in lump sum contracts in a wide range of industries, particularly those where a high technical input is required in the design and construction and where a proven system or service is required for the completed project.

IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts. Konzeption, Bestandsaufnahme und Ausblick


Author: Marcus Meier

Publisher: Igel Verlag RWS

ISBN: 3954853620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

View: 9346

Die Entwicklung des Standards International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 4 Versicherungsverträge beschäftigt das International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) bereits seit über einem Jahrzehnt. Noch vor Verabschiedung des endgültigen Standards im März 2004 wurde das Projekt in zwei Phasen unterteilt. Der im Jahre 2005 in Kraft getretene Standard beinhaltete lediglich Ansatzkriterien bezüglich Versicherungsverträgen, eine Bewertung erfolgt bis heute noch nach lokalen Rechnungslegungsvorschriften. Die Vergleichbarkeit und Entscheidungsnützlichkeit der Abschlüsse von Versicherungsunternehmen ist deshalb selbst auf nationaler Ebene nur eingeschränkt gegeben. Ziel dieser Studie ist die Darstellung der aktuellen Entwicklungen des IFRS 4 hinsichtlich Konzeption, Zielsetzung und Umsetzung des für Versicherungsunternehmen relevanten Standards. Im Zentrum steht dabei, neben einer Darstellung der regulatorischen Grundlagen von Versicherungsverträgen, die Aufarbeitung des aktuellen Projektstands „Insurance Contracts“ des IASB.

The Modern Law of Contract


Author: Richard Stone

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781859418826

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 3614

The Modern Law of Contractbuilds on the success of the popular Principlesof Contract Law. Taking account of a variety of theoretical approaches: economic, sociological and empirical, the book combines meticulous examination of authorities and commentary with a modern and contextual approach. The range of material covered, combined with an accessible style, means that this book meets the needs of all undergraduate contract courses, enabling students to gain a profound understanding of this pivotal field. It will also be useful for students studying contract law as part of another discipline.

Administration of Government Contracts


Author: John Cibinic,Ralph C. Nash,James F. Nagle

Publisher: CCH Incorporated

ISBN: 0808014358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1414

View: 1491

This unbiased analysis of statutes, regulations, and case law clarifies the complex rules of federal procurement policies, explaining the processes that government personnel and contractors must follow in every aspect of government contracting--from inception to completion. Topics include contract administration and personnel, contract interpretation, risk allocation, changes, delays, pricing of adjustments, and much more.



Author: Casenote Legal Briefs

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 073557877X

Category: Law

Page: 165

View: 8530

After your casebook, Casenote Legal Briefs will be your most important reference source for the entire semester. It is the most popular legal briefs series available, with over 140 titles, and is relied on by thousands of students for its expert case summaries, comprehensive analysis of concurrences and dissents, as well as of the majority opinion in the briefs. Casenote Legal Briefs Features: Keyed to specific casebooks by title/author Most current briefs available Redesigned for greater student accessibility Sample brief with element descriptions called out Redesigned chapter opener provides rule of law and page number for each brief Quick Course Outline chart included with major titles Revised glossary in dictionary format

Alliancing Contracts im deutschen Rechtssystem


Author: Franz Weinberger

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631603055

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

View: 1805

Die Bauwirtschaft befindet sich seit Jahren in der Krise. Steigender Wettbewerbsdruck, daraus folgender Preiskampf sowie eine starke Zunahme der Insolvenzen pragen die Branche. Der Allianzvertrag versucht durch seinen kooperativen Charakter neuartige Wege aus der Krise der Bauwirtschaft aufzuzeigen und verstarkt das Projekt in den Vordergrund zu rucken. Allianzvertrage kommen bisher nahezu ausschliesslich im anglo-amerikanischen Raum zur Anwendung. Ein innovatives Vergutungssystem, eine -no blame - no dispute--Kultur und das Einstimmigkeitsprinzip tragen dazu bei, alle Parteien auf eine -best for project--Atmosphare einzuschworen. Dieses Buch behandelt den Allianzvertrag am Beispiel Australiens sowie seine Umsetzung in deutsches Recht unter besonderer Berucksichtigung des Gesellschafts- und Vergaberechts."



Author: Neil C. Blond,Louis Petrillo

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 0735573409

Category: Law

Page: 555

View: 6820

Blond's Law Guides offer case summaries from leading casebooks as well as thoughtful summary outlines - for the student who wants both case outlines and law summaries What you get with Blond's Law Guides: Concise, easy-to-understand black letter law outlines More case clips than any other study guide EasyFlow(tm) Charts that tie the key concepts together Proven memorization mnemonics for finals preparation



Author: Steven Emanuel

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735589933

Category: Law

Page: 530

View: 8434

The most trusted name in law school outlines, Emanuel Law Outlines support your class preparation, provide reference for your outline creation, and supply a comprehensive breakdown of topic matter for your entire study process. Created by Steven Emanuel, these course outlines have been relied on by generations of law students. Each title includes both capsule and detailed versions of the critical issues and key topics you must know to master the course. Also included are exam questions with model answers, an alpha-list of cases, and a cross reference table of cases for all of the leading casebooks. Emanuel Law Outline Features: #1 outline choice among law students Comprehensive review of all major topics Capsule summary of all topics Cross-reference table of cases Time-saving format Great for exam prep

Understanding and Negotiating Turnkey and EPC Contracts


Author: Joseph A. Huse

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 9780421674103

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 973

View: 2513

This work aims to keep criminal lawyers up to date with the latest cases and legislation, and includes longer articles analyzing current trends and important changes in the law. Drawing all aspects of the law together in one regular publication, it allows quick and easy reference

Nachverhandlungen von Public Private Partnerships – Analyse des Beitrags „Renegotiation of Concession Contracts. A Theoretical Approach“ von Guasch / Laffont / Straub (2006)


Author: Manuel Keitel


ISBN: 3956369092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 19

View: 4731

In über 41% der Konzessionen (den Telekommunikationssektor ausgeschlossen), die bei Infrastrukturprojekten in Latein- und Mittelamerika in den Jahren 1985 bis 2000 vergeben wurden, kam es zu Nachverhandlungen. Am stärksten betroffen waren die Transportbranche und der Sektor Wasserversorgung/Abwasserentsorgung mit 55% bzw. 75% Nachverhandlungen. Im Durchschnitt traten diese bereits zwei Jahre nach Vertragsunterzeichnung auf (vgl. Guasch, 2004, S. 34). Auch in Großbritannien wurden 33% der Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projekte zwischen 2004 und 2006 nachverhandelt (vgl. Iossa und Martimort, 2012, S. 445). Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit dem Beitrag von Guasch et al. (2006), in dem mittels eines Regulierungsmodells die Einflussfaktoren auf die Wahrscheinlichkeit von Nachverhandlungen von Konzessionsverträgen untersucht werden. Die Autoren erweitern dabei die Arbeiten von Laffont und Tirole (1993) und Laffont (2003), um auf dieser Basis ein Modell von firmen-initiierten Nachverhandlungen zu entwickeln. Neben den oben genannten Zahlen liefert vor allem die Tatsache, dass PPP in den vergangenen Jahren und Jahrzehnten ein zu-nehmendes Wachstum verzeichneten, einen Anlass für eine solche Untersuchung. So stieg beispielsweise das Volumen der neu abgeschlossenen Verträge in der EU von 2000 bis 2008 um über 61% auf ca. 24,2 Mrd. Euro. Allein in 2008 wurden 115 neue Verträge unterzeichnet, wobei Großbritannien für die Jahre 1990 bis 2009 mit ca. 52% der Projektvolumina den mit Abstand größten Anteil daran hat. Deutschland folgt mit ca. 4% an vierter Stelle (vgl. Kappeler und Nemoz, 2010, S. 7–8). In Kapitel 2 dieser Seminararbeit folgt eine ausführliche Analyse der Methodik und der Vorgehensweise von Guasch et al. (2006) bei der Modellentwicklung, sowie eine Zusammenfassung der theoretischen Erkenntnisse aus dem Modell. Das dritte Kapitel fasst die Arbeit zusammen und liefert eine Diskussion des Lösungsansatzes sowie mögliche Implikationen für die Praxis.

Contract I

Pre-contractual Obligations, Conclusion of Contract, Unfair Terms


Author: Research Group on the Existing EC Private Law

Publisher: sellier. european law publ.

ISBN: 3866530234

Category: Law

Page: 311

View: 6139

The Acquis Group â?? also known as the European Research Group on Existing EC Private Law â?? pursues the objective of presenting, in a restated form known as the Acquis Principles, the large and sometimes incoherent patchwork of existing EC private law. These principles reflect the current state of EC law in a structure which allows for the identification of commonalities, contradictions, and gaps. They function as a tool for the better understanding and improvement of EC private law. They are also intended to ensure that the existing EC law is appropriately reflected in the broader Common Frame of Reference. The principles include a commentary outlining the Acquis foundations, as well as definitions of core legal terms and a glossary on terminology. Formulated with the Acquis Principles in mind, Contract I is the first of a new series. It covers the areas of general EC contract law which surround the formation of contracts, including key rules on pre-contractual duties, the conclusion of a contract, and its content.

Contract Law


Author: T. T. Arvind

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198703473


Page: 640

View: 3898

A uniquely practical approach to contract law; the problem-based focus helps students to unfold the problem, reveal the law, and apply to life. Using this new and innovative textbook, students are given a problem scenario to unfold; as they do this they will understand the questions and issues surrounding each area of contract law. As they explore the problem, they encounter clear explanations which reveal the key legal concepts underpinning the relevant topic, to help them understand the operation of the law. Further illustrations and references to the problem apply the law, enabling students to see for themselves how the law interacts with everyday life and business, giving them a deep and practical grasp of the law. Engaging and thought-provoking, this is the most practically applied contract law textbook.


The Essential Business Desk Reference


Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 487

View: 882

Understand virtually any contract and sign on the dotted line with confidence. This is the first book to explain contract terms in language for the layperson. This indispensable A to Z guide covers: definitions of over 300 common terms found in contracts how to decipher the language of contracts which clauses are important and which aren't illegal and dangerous contract clauses to watch out for, and how to negotiate or change contracts. Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference will help you save money by explaining which clauses are important so that you can avoid a pricey professional review by a lawyer. Written in plain English, this book is especially useful for law students and business owners (including one-person operations and independent contractors), but still contains enough detail to have a place on nearly any lawyer's bookshelf.

Choosing the Right NEC Contract


Author: T. W. Weddell,Bill Weddell

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727733832

Category: Law

Page: 83

View: 2418

UNIQUE FEATURES - Designed to be used as a desk top manual - Describes the main features of the contracts in the NEC family - Includes guidance on which NEC contract is appropriate for a particular project and how to prepare it - Useful for those who need more information about the NEC and its philosophy - Includes exercises at the end of several chapters to stimulate discussions about the many factors that need to be considered in choosing the right NEC contract BACKGROUND INFORMATION The last decades of the twentieth century saw huge changes in construction in the UK, particularly in procurement methods and contract strategy. In this book the author describes these changes as a construction reformation and suggests that the advent of the NEC played an important part in promoting those changes. Since its introduction to the construction sector in 1991, the NEC has been highly recommended in the Latham Report and more recently by the Office of Government Commerce and is now widely used on many small and large projects in the UK and worldwide. ENSURING PROJECT OBJECTIVES In this guide, Bill Weddell, a long standing member of the NEC Panel and a highly respected consultant and trainer on the NEC utilises his skills and wide knowledge of the NEC to provide new and existing users with guidance on how to select and implement NEC contracts to suit differing project needs and objectives. ACCURATE CONTRACT STRATEGIES This guide explains in a concise and practical manner how to decide on the appropriate contract strategy for any given project and how to prepare the contract document for each type of NEC contract. It describes each of the documents and explains the selection methods for the various options and how these are used to produce the contract document. The book also clarifies some of the distinguishing features of the NEC contracts in contrast to the more traditional standard forms and explains how the management procedures in each contract can be used to achieve the Employer's objectives by effective control of time, cost and quality. THE READERSHIP This guide is a valuable tool for anybody involved in the NEC supply chain including clients, consultants, contractors, subcontractors, project managers, quantity surveyors, adjudicators and service suppliers - across the complete spectrum of construction activity. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Weddell was on the original NEC Working Group and drafting team and has been involved in the later development of the NEC family of contracts up to the publication of NEC3. He has long experience of both design and construction of major civil engineering works including highways, bridges, docks and harbours, tunnels and sea defence works. He was Head of Contracts for a firm of consulting engineers and is now a contract consultant and runs training courses on the NEC.

Government Contracts

Federal, State and Local


Author: Nicholas Seddon

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862877405

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 656

Government Contracts 4th edition is a further maturation and refinement of a work that has now been in existence for some thirteen years. It is Australia’s definitive legal text on all levels of government contracting, which focuses on the legal issues that may arise in connection with government contracts and which have no parallel in the private sector. It explains the law in a manner that government contract managers and their private sector counterparts doing business with government, will find indispensable. Presented in plain English it is also accessible to the lay reader and lawyers and law students will also benefit from the up to date case law, relevant policy developments and legislation relating to government contracting (principally procurement). Authoritative and respected Government Contracts has been referred to in a number of cases, both in State and Federal courts in the High Court and in government policy documents. New material in this 4th edition includes: The implementation at Commonwealth and at State and Territory levels of Chapter 15 (government procurement) of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement. Implementation measures are discussed in Chapter 1 and the practical consequences of the new procurement regime are explored in Chapter 7 on tendering. Issues of government immunity from legislation take up a substantial portion of this new edition, at the general level in Chapter 4 and in particular application to the all-important Trade Practices and Fair Trading legislation in Chapter 6. Chapter 6 also includes a new table showing how this legislation applies to government at all levels. The current status of derivative immunity following the High Court's decision in Baxter. Discussion of the status of contracts made by regulatory bodies to settle alleged breaches of relevant legislation by the regulated entity. Whether government can promise to compensate a company for taxes it has had to pay . A discernible trend toward not allowing failure to follow legislation to result in an underlying transaction being invalid. Treatment of tendering in Chapters 7 and 8 covers new Australian case law and a succession of cases from other countries with similar legal systems to Australia, in particular Canada. As always with Seddon’s work, a careful re-consideration of every aspect of the book has been undertaken providing clarity and comprehensive sources for the reader. This new edition is current to 31 March 2009 and is an indispensable resource for lawyers, government contract managers and their private sector counterparts.



Author: Edward Allan Farnsworth

Publisher: Little Brown


Category: Contracts

Page: 984

View: 418

This book covers contract law for the practitioner. Formation of the contract to remedies for its breach in land law, leases, employment contracts, franchises, and other areas are presented in this work.

Relational Supply Contracts

Optimal Concessions in Return Policies for Continuous Quality Improvements


Author: Michaela Isabel Höhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642027918

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

View: 4748

Supply relations are often governed by so-called relational contracts. These are informal agreements sustained by the value of future cooperation. Although relational contracts persist in practice, research on these types of contract is only emerging in Operations and Supply Chain Management. This book studies a two-firm supply chain, where repeated transactions via well-established supply contracts and continued quality-improvement efforts are governed by a relational contract. We are able to characterize an optimal relational contract, i.e., to develop policies for supplier and buyer that structure investments in quality and flexibility in a way that no other self-enforcing contract generates higher expected joint surplus. A second goal is to compare the performance of different returns mechanisms in the context of relational contracting (quantity flexibility and buy-back contracts). Industry studies motivate the presented model.