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12.1 Language of the agreement

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12: LANGUAGE

(For clauses referring to the language of the contract, see Form 12.1 [1251] onwards.)

12.1 Language of the agreement

Specifying the language of the agreement can have a number of advantages, particularly in international contracts. For example:

  1. (a)

        If the agreement has been drawn up in versions in different languages, it is desirable to state which is the authoritative version, in the event of a difference in meaning between different versions.

  2. (b)

        It may be desirable to provide that any amendments to the agreement should be in the same language as the original.

  3. (c)

        In some jurisdictions the language of

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