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    correct?

    Hi,

    could you please tell me whether it is possible to say:

    bilateral written manifestation of the will of the contracting parties

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Re: correct?

    Well, it's possible to say it; what lawyers say to each other in the privacy of their own homes is a matter for their own conscience . Is a contract always between two parties (I'm not a lawyer, and I don't know)? If not, 'bilateral' is problematic (because it assumes that there are only two parties). Otherwise, your words make sense... although 'manifestation' is a bit odd - I'd use 'agreement' or perhaps 'setting down'; this written agreement sounds rather like a 'memorandum of agreement' - often, in financial circles, abbreviated to 'MOU' (which, for speakers of French, suggests something rather more amicable! )

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    Last edited by BobK; 12-Mar-2007 at 18:44. Reason: Added all except the first sentence (!)


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    Re: correct?

    Actually, the sentence is as follows:

    This Contract may only be amended on the basis of the bilateral written manifestation of the will of the contractual parties. So I think "agreement" is certainly possible, but is there an expression that would describe the act by that the parties manifest their will?

    Thank you very much.

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