Is initialling an agreement important?

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On 21 May 2019, we gave an explanation on the news page of our website about the importance of a signed agreement.

We explained that a signed agreement constitutes conclusive evidence of the existence of the agreement. In proceedings, a court will have to assume the correctness of the agreement if it has been signed. If a party does not agree, it will have to prove that the agreement has a different content, or that the agreement does not exist.

Eight tips were given in the article of 21 May 2019 on how to deal with a signed agreement. In this news item we are dealing in more detail with one of these tips, namely the recommendation that the parties to the agreement initial all pages of the agreement.