Contracts

Our Law Firm provides assistance for Italian and foreign enterprises in drafting and reviewing all kinds of contracts, at both national and international level, in the fields of civil and commercial law and assists its Clients in making strategic choices so they fully understand every single decision taken.

In particular, our Firm advises on:

– franchise agreements;
– agency and distribution agreements;
– license agreements;
– purchase and sales concession agreements;
– contractor, subcontractor and personnel leasing agreements;
– lease agreements;
– business lease agreements

Our attorneys provide assistance in drafting commercial contracts in English and Dutch.

COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

A contract can be compared to a suit; we can say that the contract constitutes the “legal attire” for a business and commercial relationship, giving it shape and providing a legal structure.

Such “legal attire” aims mainly at governing the correct conduct of the business relationships between the parties, within the agreed timeframe and conditions, considering each party’s interests and purposes.

It also offers the parties instruments to settle any disagreement that may arise during the performance of the contract and, as a last resort, to bring about early termination of the agreement.

The above provides for both the best possible management of the business relationship during its existence and, where appropriate, for the least-conflictual settlement of any disputes which may arise between the parties.

Just like clothes, not all contracts are the same or interchangeable.

Just like a suit, which – to be comfortable and to look well cut – should fit the wearer, in the same way a contract has to consider the nature of the juridical relationship to be governed, the complexity of the considerations advanced by the parties, the nature of the parties, the nature of the traded goods and all the aspects of the specific commercial relationship it has to govern. Only then can you talk about tailor-made contracts.

When drafting such contracts, the cooperation between Client and Lawyer is crucial. The Lawyer must question, and receive answers from, the Client about every useful piece of information in order to fully comprehend those needs underlying the contract and, therefore, evaluate whether to insert certain provisions. Likewise, it is important that the Client fully understands the legal consequences of their entrepreneurial decisions and therefore considers, together with their lawyer, which instruments or countermeasures to insert to minimize any business risk.

Moreover, just like with vehicles, contracts should be periodically reviewed. Contracts are “living” instruments that must be adaptable to any new need, as well as to any regulatory reform that might require the elimination of obsolete or invalid provisions or the addition of new ones.

Contacts