Services in Contract Law / General Terms and Conditions
- Drafting of General Terms and Conditions (GTC)
- Drafting of revocation instructions
- Drafting of contracts (B2B, B2C)
- Clarification of liability issues
General terms and conditions (GTC) become relevant at the latest when one wants to offer goods or services via the internet. There are many sources from which you can obtain general terms and conditions.
In any case, it is not advisable to “copy and paste” other people’s terms and conditions (e.g. those of a competitor), because this risks a warning. The original user of the GTC does not necessarily have to issue a warning, it is also possible to receive a warning from consumer centres or so-called “consumer protection associations”. They look for and find regulations that are inadmissible in general terms and conditions.
One example is the wording “Amendments to this contract must be made in writing. This also applies to a waiver of the written form.” This is a perfectly normal provision in individual contracts, but according to settled case law it is inadmissible in general terms and conditions.