| Commentary

157.5 Boilerplate clauses

| Commentary

157.5 Boilerplate clauses

The ‘boilerplate’ section of the standard terms contains a number of standard-form provisions, commonly found in one form or another in any commercial agreement. Typical boilerplate clauses would deal with the following:

  1. 157.5.1

        entire agreement,

  2. 157.5.2

        exclusion of the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999,

  3. 157.5.3

        confidentiality1,

  4. 157.5.4

        force majeure,

  5. 157.5.5

        notices2,

  6. 157.5.6

        variation3,

  7. 157.5.7

        waiver4,

  8. 157.5.8

        severance,

  9. 157.5.9

        cancellation,

  10. 157.5.10

        set-off5,

  11. 157.5.11

        assignment6,

  12. 157.5.12

        dispute resolution7, and

  13. 157.5.13

        choice of law and choice of jurisdiction.

Some of these clauses are worth further consideration.

A basic entire agreement clause, as the name suggests, merely states

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