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We are experts in drafting legal contracts or agreements, especially IT contracts or Information Technology Contracts. Our attorneys have years of experience in drafting contracts and an excellent understanding of the various nuances and structures that exist.

We work with both vendors and customers and offer advice through all the various stages of entering into contracts. There are many different types of agreements, as well as different elements that make up the agreements. If you are a vendor it is essential that you have good templates and good version control to ensure that you manage the relationships with your customers adequately. We assist with drafting, reviewing, negotiating and managing contracts to ensure that you get the most our of your relationships with customers and vendors alike. You can find out more about the different contracts and services that we offer relating to vendors and customers.

Our latest insights on Contracts and Service Level Agreements are below.

What is a Collaboration Agreement?

What is a collaboration agreement? How is it different to a teaming agreement? Many people use the terms interchangeably, but there is a distinction between them. A Collaboration Agreement is for people working on the same thing A collaboration agreement is [...]

By |2019-06-28T14:09:57+02:00July 26th, 2016|Categories: Contracts|Tags: , , , |

The Pitfalls of Software Escrow

The decision to place code in escrow is just the start of the source code negotiations, not the end. The devil really is in the detail in this case and clear rules for release of the code held in escrow need to be specifically thought about in relation to the specific needs of the licensee and drafted explicitly so that there is no room for doubt in the minds of any of the parties to the escrow agreement as to whether or not the code may be released.

By |2019-06-28T14:12:44+02:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: Contracts|Tags: , , |

The Difference between Appendices, Annexures and Schedules

What is the difference between a schedule and annexure? Not much. Our preferred view is to refer to an appendix, annexure or addendum as an ‘attachment’, and make it clear from the wording in the agreement whether it is intended [...]

By |2019-07-01T09:31:12+02:00February 28th, 2016|Categories: Contracts|Tags: |

Using Track Changes for Agreements

Using track changes for agreements is a useful way of negotiating changes to agreements electronically. However, there are some critical points to keep in mind when using this tool. The golden rule is that you must ensure the other party [...]

By |2019-07-02T09:52:12+02:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: Contracts|Tags: , , |

A Penalty Clause in a Contract raises Questions

You will sometimes find a penalty clause in a contract. Or you might want to include a penalty clause. Or be asked to include one. It is sometimes difficult for someone to claim damages from another who has not done what they agreed they [...]

By |2019-07-02T10:58:47+02:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: Contracts|Tags: , |

A Modular Approach to Drafting Documents

We often recommend and use a modular approach to drafting documents (like IT contracts, agreements and policies). Akin to building a document out of lego blocks. Not always, but often. It does not suit every agreement nor every offering. We find [...]

By |2019-07-04T11:58:45+02:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Contracts|Tags: , , , , |

Service Level Agreement or SLA

A service level agreement (or SLA) is a useful tool to manage the relationship between a service provider and their client. It is often for IT related services that are being provided by IT vendor to a customer. There is [...]