For the sake of clarity, a “contract” is a formal process and can be written or oral. The word “agreements” is also used and, although they are generally interchangeable, agreements are generally less formal, but can become formal when the elements of a treaty exist. They could therefore “agree” to help a partner cut down a tree, but this is not a “binding contract” unless there are many other elements of that agreement that both parties approve of and intend to be bound to it or to act in a way that shows that they intended to be bound to it. When this subject was taught in law school, it was “contract law”, not “contract law”, so let`s continue by giving the subject the right name. In this context, contract management is a suitable strategy for managing contracts signed by law with customers, partners or employees. Contract management includes the adaptation of contractual conditions and compliance with contractual conditions. Contracts guarantee a standard business procedure by clarifying your requirements. It helps to easily achieve the desired goals and serves as proof in case a party`s expectations are not met. It is considered a breach of contract and the person must bear the loss for the service. Partnership agreements should also include provisions protecting majority owners. A “drag along” clause obliges minority partners to sell their shares in the event of a takeover by third parties. Where a majority shareholder sells its shares to a third party, the minority partner must either (a) be part of the transaction and sell its shares to the same third-party buyer on similar terms, or (b) acquire the majority partner`s shares on similar terms.
The advantage for the majority owner is that he cannot be forced to stay in business simply because a minority shareholder does not want to sell. When a fair offer is made for the purchase of the business, the majority owner can benefit from that offer, even if it goes against the wishes of a minority partner. Written contracts are for your protection. Use them diligently, and your customers will see that you are serious about doing business the right way. An important way to protect your business and ensure its professionalism and reduce legal risks is to accept formal contracts and any other names given to those documents (or electronic documents) that ensure that the parties to an agreement know what their obligations and responsibilities are. . . .