Civil & Contract Law, including general terms and conditions
In the food supply chain, civil and contract law is applicable even in the absence of a written contract. Contract law refers in particular to the conclusion and execution of contracts. This includes, among other things, questions about the applicable law in international supply contracts (e.g. UN Sales Convention, Incoterms, place of jurisdiction), about the admissibility of contractual clauses (e.g. law on terms and conditions, German Agricultural Organisations and Supply Chain Act (AgrarOLkG)) and about claims in the event of defective deliveries of goods (notice of defects, warranty rights).
The purpose of drafting contracts with foresight is to prevent disputes with the contracting parties. If disputes nevertheless arise, it is advisable to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to seek an out-of-court solution or to take legal action.