3. Best practice regarding the text of a definition

This is the third and last part three blogs on best practice rules for drafting and using definitions and defined terms. You’re of course very welcome to provide feedback, sample definitions and other comments. C.  BEST PRACTICE PRINCIPLES RELATED TO THE TEXT OF A DEFINITION This blogpost was removed, since the best practice rules have […]

2. Best practice on placement and presentation of defined terms

This is part two of three on best practice principles for drafting and using definitions and defined terms. B.  BEST PRACTICE PRINCIPLES ON PLACEMENT AND PRESENTATION OF DEFINED TERMS This blogpost was removed, since the best practice rules have been included in the book Drafting contracts, which you can read on this website (click here).

1. Best practice regarding the use of defined terms

Defined terms and definitions are a powerful tool to improve the readability of a contract. At the same time, it is a contract drafting discipline in which almost invariably mistakes or drafting flaws are found. Thanks to M&A-practice, several ‘best practice principles’ can be identified for drafting and using definitions and defined terms. Those principles […]

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