Monthly Archives: March 2007

Dating Delaware Consents

I’m generally pretty quick about following up on reader leads. But today’s post relates to a reader email from almost three years ago. In this …

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English Case on “Best Endeavours” and “Reasonable Endeavours”

A reader passed on to me a “Commercial Contracts Newsflash” that he received from the international law firm Ashurst. It concerns Rhodia International Holdings Ltd. …

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Having a Party Acknowledge Something

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting refers only once to the verb acknowledge. Heck, it doesn’t even merit an entry in the index. I’ll …

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Language to Use When Making an Ancillary Document Part of a Contract

David Munn brought to my attention an interesting case dealing with how to incorporate into an agreement provisions contained in some other document. The Case …

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Document Comparison

When you revise a draft contract, you want to be able to show the changes. You can do that using Word’s “Track Changes” feature, or …

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Seeking Company for Penn Law Contract-Redrafting Project

I’m looking for a company that would be interested in participating in a redrafting exercise that will form part of my Fall 2007 contract drafting …

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Brochure for London, Paris, and Frankfurt Seminars

The PDF brochure for my London, Paris, and Frankfurt seminars in April is now up. You can click here to go to it, and there …

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More for Fans of “And” and “Or”

Hot on the heels of last month’s or case comes one about and. The article I wrote with Alan Kaye on the ambiguity of and …

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Seminars in London, Paris, and Frankfurt

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be giving my seminar “Contract Drafting—Language and Layout” in London on April 17, in Paris on April 19, and …

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The Inexorable Rise of Document Assembly

A recent post on the Exari document assembly blog suggests that document assembly is increasingly being used to generate business contracts. (Thanks to Dennis Kennedy …

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“If They’ve Been Promoted, Why Should They Still Be Writing Contracts?”

Consider the following quotation: “We see partners who are doing the same work they did as associates,” he says. “If they’ve been promoted, why should …

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