There is a growing sense that the economy turned around in 2009 and that there could be real signs of recovery in 2010, with a recovery in most sectors and appropriate growth in research and development activities. It is understandable that this optimism is tinged with a certain caution, which will be reflected in the way the parties negotiate. Two of the best-known manuals on the art of trading are „Getting Past No“ (William Ury – The Bantam Dell Publishing Group) and „Getting to Yes“. (Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton, 2nd Ed Penguin) Often, however, the parties fall between these two steps: although they do not argue openly on one point, they openly ask whether they agree or not and, if they do, what their consent is. You agree to accept or, at the very least, not to oppose it. They are, so to speak, „perhaps fixed to.“ This is, of course, a practical commercial solution to the problem. However, from a legal point of view, the uncertainty inherent in these agreements can highlight considerable problems if the agreement is ever implemented. It is therefore necessary to distinguish between simple agreements to be agreed when the company that undertakes to negotiate or obtain a future agreement is not included in a contract and the contractual agreements that must be concluded if the same company is included in a binding agreement between the parties. What is less clear is how the bargaining obligation is applied, let alone an agreement.

But this lack of clarity is precisely the problem, because it will likely result in increased costs and time for the parties to resolve it. The complaint argued that the company had not provided assistance to the actor agreed to in its contract. COER now contends that Leonhardt was not in Guangzhou for the time agreed in his contract, that he tried to abuse his travel funds while he was at UNSC, and that he „showed no interest or intention to build either a laboratory or a research group,“ Li wrote in an email. Agreed termination This simple and transparent approach has laid the groundwork for a healthy public-private partnership. Scenario 5: The parties have reached a binding agreement with an agreement on the implementation of other documents.