This agreement replaces all other written or written agreements or policies relating to the purpose of this agreement and constitutes full acceptance by the parties of the purpose of this agreement. This agreement (including all exhibitions and schedules) represents the total agreement of the parties. This agreement constitutes the whole agreement between the parties with respect to the purpose of this agreement. In the jargon of lawyers, the platform is called the boiler (which could be translated as “model text” or “default”), but it is a household name. You won`t find that name in the contract. This document is grouped under titles such as General, Other Business or otherwise, which we could translate as “Other Business” or “Other Alliances.” It also reminds us of the good faith role in our contract law: “Finally, the full contractual clause does not prevent it from being included in the measure required by good faith (art. 1.258 ZK) or “deviation from the applicable law.” . It should be noted, however, that the parties in the Anglo-Saxon countries (particularly England and Wales) have more freedom to agree and, above all, to limit their responsibility. In our country and in other countries in our legal environment, the effectiveness of these clauses may not be the same. We leave you two brief examples and our translation: But although they go all the way, many of them are of great importance and their formulation is not always easy to understand. The clause, called a “comprehensive agreement” or merger clause or integration clause, is one of those easy-to-find clauses at the end of contracts written in English.
On this blog, we have already talked about these clauses (here: The “Boilerplate” clauses in the contracts). That`s why we don`t go too far. We have been working with them for many years (we have translated more than 400). It is used to establish that the contract in which it appears is the only valid contract between the parties and contains all the provisions and agreements that have been concluded between them on their purpose. In other words, there are no other agreements or previous contracts that could influence or alter what has been agreed in this agreement and which, if any, should not be considered valid.