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English High Court strives to uphold the parties’ bargain in its approach to contractual interpretation

July 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The courts are often faced with disputes regarding the correct interpretation of language used in commercial agreements. This topic has generated a number of Supreme Court decisions, which address the weight to be given to the parties’ background knowledge and the relevant documentary, factual and commercial context when determining the meaning of the words on the page.


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