The main objective of Heads of Terms is to reach agreement in principle on some of the key trade issues that will constitute the main part of the treaty. This can help to simplify the subsequent negotiations necessary for the treaty and to indicate what both parties agree on. The key for concept heads is to make sure they are designed by a lawyer to avoid confusion. With legal advice, you can ensure that there is no implied contractual relationship. If they are not legally binding, do I need legal advice? Subsequently, you can save considerable legal fees by addressing potential problems and gaps at an early stage. Sometimes, a framework agreement may be better suited to the implementation of your contracts. Assuming that there is no business relationship between the parties or anything else that would imply a legally binding relationship, these words „subject matter of the contract“ eliminate the intention to create a legal relationship. The heads of the terms are usually the phase of the agreement before a legally binding contract. They are not inherently designed as binding. However, in certain circumstances, conditions may be binding, for example. B they may serve as a pre-agreement for work to be carried out before the conclusion of the contract. Shortly after the exclusivity agreement expired, Lidl purchased the land in its own name. Negotiations on the Joint Undertaking continued briefly, but ultimately failed.