Boilerplate clause (contract law) (Ro.: clauză standard, De.: ~e Standardklausel, Fr.: clause standard, n.f./ clause passe-partout, n.f., Gr.: γενικοί όροι συναλλαγών, Cz.: všeobecné obchodní ujednání) (See also: terms and conditions) = a standard, generally-applied provision, for repeated use, often found at the end of contractual agreements, under a title such as 'Standard provisions', Miscellaneous', or 'General provisions'. For example: indemnity clauses, clauses regarding the choice of the governing law, force majeure clauses, confidentiality clauses.


Useful links

Legislation - Civil Code, Art. 1202, Romania [Romanian] - Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, UK [English] - Uniform Commercial Code, § 2-207, USA [English] - Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, UK [English]

Online Publications - Boilerplate clauses, - Common Boilerplate Provisions in Contracts, - Toohey, Mark, How to Write a Solid Business Contract, - Elliott, Lorna, 2015, What are Boilerplate Clauses?, - Whan, Andrew, 2012, Boilerplate Clauses in English Law Contracts,  


Anderson, Mark, Warner, Victor, 2012, A-Z Guide to Boilerplate and Commercial Clauses, 3rd edition, UK, Bloomsbury Professional

Cordero-Moss, Giuditta, 2011, Boilerplate Clauses, International Commercial Contracts and the Applicable Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press


By Mădălina Moldovan