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Contracts & Covenants: Drafting, Analyzing, Negotiating, Managing

Focus: Trade & Commerce, Distribution, Transportation

At adesse anwälte, we draft, negotiate and manage complex contracts and covenants.

Legally binding agreements often involve diverse issues of fact and law. The key features of any good contract or covenant are:

  • economic efficiency,
  • consistency,
  • completeness, and
  • enforceability.

Our task is to make sure your contracts meet these criteria. In doing so, we take into account the specific characteristics of your industry.

Case in point #1: Distribution. We know the pros and cons of the different distribution models – from commercial agency to franchising or joint venture – and will always put in place the solution that meets your specific needs. Issues involving intellectual property or anti-trust call for solid contractual arrangements – not just in typical IP contracts such as license agreements, but also in distribution contracts and corporate covenants.

Case in point #2: Trade & Commerce, Transportation. Here, we routinely assist you in all pertinent matters, e.g. in relation to ICC INCOTERMS®, shipping documents and letters of credit.

Special adesse Expertise

Cross-border commercial, distribution and transportation contracts exhibit a wide variety of special features. We routinely draft, analyze and negotiate international contracts in English, French and German – especially with regard to

  • the applicable law,
  • international enforceability,
  • dispute resolution mechanisms, and
  • terminology.

Our attorneys are business fluent in these languages (including legal terminology). If required, we assist you in pursuing your contractual claims all over the world (see Claims Management / Litigation and Arbitration).