Commentary

27.2 Purpose of entire agreement clause

BOILERPLATE AND COMMERCIAL CLAUSES vol 4(3)
| Commentary

27.2 Purpose of entire agreement clause

| Commentary

27.2 Purpose of entire agreement clause

The aim of a ‘whole agreement’ or ‘entire agreement’ clause is to state that all the terms of a contract are contained within a written agreement between the parties to the contract. Consequently, such a clause attempts to exclude other documents or (oral) statements from forming part of the contract. These might include:

  1. (a)

        statements made by a party’s sales representatives which may have induced the other party to enter the contract;

  2. (b)

        statements made during pre-contract negotiations; or

  3. (c)

        any documents such as sales literature or exchanges of correspondence between the parties (such

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