Free model contracts

Websites offering free model contracts…

In our LinkedIn-group, an interesting ‘discussion’ has started: identifying websites which offer free model contracts.

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The links added so far:

International Trade Centre (ITC, a joint agency of the United Nations and WTO, for which we have been developing a training programme on cross-border contracting):

Mainstream general commercial model contracts:

  • Sale of goods contract (short form and long form)
  • Long-term supply of goods agreement
  • Manufacturing agreement
  • Distribution agreement
  • Commercial agency agreement
  • Supply of services agreement
  • Alliance / collaboration agreement
  • Joint venture (corporate) agreement

UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) – ‘Lambert toolkit’ (small contract types)

  • Research & development agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Consortium agreement
  • Consultancy agreement
  • Materials transfer agreement
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Patent assignment deed
  • Equipment loan agreement

Free downloads(generic website) (PDFs) (Word-docs)

Various sample commercial contracts

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Model venture capital (and private equity) financing documents:

  • Term Sheet
  • Stock Purchase Agreement
  • Certificate Of Incorporation
  • Investor Rights Agreement
  • Voting Agreement
  • Right of First Refusal and Co-Sale Agreement
  • Management Rights Letter
  • Indemnification Agreement
  • Model Legal Opinion

Australian and New Zealand governments’ standard forms (SourceIT)

IT (hardware and maintenance) contracts

UK Clinical Research Collaboration

Pharma research (and clinical trial) agreements

SEC-filed ‘material contracts’. Three sources, presumably pointing at (essentially) the same contracts:

Numerous types of contracts, mainly M&A and finance related (not model contracts but only actual use-cases)


Oil & Gas industry Contracts.

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