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date: 13 June 2021

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This article focuses on the general problems confronting parties designing a contractual relationship. Contracts concern the future, which is both uncertain and influenced by the behavior of the parties. This presents the parties with a number of problems, the solutions for which are imperfect. Contract doctrine can facilitate their efforts, but it can also be an impediment. Contract design and contract law are discussed.

Keywords: contractual relationships, contract doctrine, contract design, contract law

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