Contract

5 things you need to know about Definitions & Interpretations clause of a contract

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After a hiatus, I am back with an article on contract drafting, this time on the topic of the definitions and interpretations clause. Definitions are a ubiquitous part of a contract. Sometimes they appear right at the beginning of the contract just after the introductory clauses. Sometimes they are spread across the contract. If you are a law student and have done internships at corporate law firms, you might have received a thick contract and asked to review it for consistency and cross referencing. One of your jobs would have been to see that all the definitions are capitalized and […]

Contract

5 things to consider while drafting a Force Majeure clause

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Before I delved right into the how’s of the many clauses of a contract, I thought of starting with the one which is on everybody’s mind these days – Force Majeure. Force Majeure, which is usually a boilerplate clause inserted without much thought as to its language and import, has emerged as the pivot on which all the contracts are standing today during the unprecedented outbreak of Covid-19. The havoc it has wreaked through a medley of death, lock down and curfew has put tremendous pressure on performance of contracts worldwide. From the looks of it, we are at the precipice […]

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5 Reasons To Start this Blog

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I started The Five Things Checklist to fulfill a long standing desire to do something new. For some time, life had become packed with activities meant for others and not so much myself. This is normal ‘cos I am a lot of things in any given day – daughter, wife and mother, a working professional and an author. Needless to say, it gets tough to manage all your avatars unless you sacrifice or de-prioritize the one aspect – that of being an individual – to free up time and energy. Whenever I thought of doing something for myself, I was […]