Posts about Negotiations

Negotiating SaaS Contracts: How AI Simplifies Digital Service Relations

April 13, 2021

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) contracts reflect a new software licensing model where companies and individuals pay for software use over a set period. This type of arrangement allows software companies to generate ongoing revenue while providing the user with security updates and innovative new features. As a result, companies must update software agreements continually, as unoptimized contracts can lead to excess licenses with overlapping services, unmet customer needs, and unnecessary liabilities.

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Better than a Master Service Agreement Template: Bespoke MSAs Negotiated by AI

March 30, 2021

A Master Service Agreement (MSA) template can provide a solid foundation for establishing a business arrangement, but relying solely on a third-party template is risky. Since the MSA will determine all future work standards, tailoring the third-party agreement to conform to your specific business situation is imperative. Some legal departments choose to work with an alternative legal service provider (ALSP) to review and negotiate a bespoke agreement, but innovations in legal tech have enabled in-house legal departments to efficiently and effectively review and negotiate bespoke MSA agreements themselves. 

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ISDA Agreement Negotiation Using Artificial Intelligence

March 25, 2021

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreement is a longstanding contract between two parties that governs future swaps and derivatives transactions. These detailed agreements should be sound and equitable—as the contract, not the stock exchange, governs Over-The-Counter (OTC) transactions

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Faster Proprietary Information Agreements Negotiated by AI

March 18, 2021

A Proprietary Information Agreement (PIA) is a standard contract that may either replace or complement a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA). PIAs can stem from an employment contract or set the terms in a business deal. As businesses develop strategies and processes, the Proprietary Information Agreement ensures that sensitive information stays secure.

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Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts: Your Guide to Using Legal AI

March 16, 2021

Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts are time-consuming tasks—whether you are working on a Non-Disclosure Agreement, License Agreement, Master Service Agreement, Merger & Acquisition, or a Multi Supplier Framework Agreement. Often, corporate legal departments may explore alternative legal service providers to reduce the burden of rote document review. However, artificial intelligence (AI) offers an in-house solution that automates the process of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. 

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Legal Process Outsourcing: How AI Simplifies Contract Negotiation

March 11, 2021

Increased contract volume and a growing backlog of negotiations pose a significant challenge to corporate legal departments and contract lawyers. Since most corporate legal departments lack an AI (Artificial Intelligence) Digital Playbook and are unable to leverage automated processes to accelerate contract review and negotiations, they cannot efficiently negotiate a high volume of agreements. Instead, legal departments have increasingly turned to legal process outsourcing services to perform contract reviews.

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Developing Sound Public Sector Framework Agreements

March 9, 2021

Public sector framework agreements often intimidate companies with the complexity of entering into negotiations with large and complex public institutions. Businesses may be tempted to offer cut-rate prices or unfavorable terms simply to establish the relationship. When negotiating public sector agreements, corporate legal departments should not succumb to the temptations just mentioned; profitable deals are possible.

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Types of Sales and Purchase Agreements and How AI Simplifies Negotiations

March 2, 2021

Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPAs) occur across industries where buyers and sellers negotiate on price and terms. These SPAs contain detailed information like advance deposit requirements, final sale conditions, and the deal closure timeline. While SPAs appear in various forms—which we’ll examine further below—these contracts have all benefited from recent technological advances in artificial intelligence (AI). Innovative AI tools have made SPA negotiations a seamless, automated process that can be completed in minutes, rather than days.

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Artificial Intelligence-Powered Multi Supplier Framework Agreements Simplify Vendor Relations

February 25, 2021

When reviewed and negotiated with the power of artificial intelligence (AI), nuanced multi supplier framework agreements mitigate risk through playbook adherence. Additionally, by streamlining vendor relationships with AI-leveraged multi supplier framework agreements, companies can increase efficiency and productivity while enabling attorneys to focus on more complex or strategic tasks. Below, we’ll survey the benefits of these agreements and examine how corporate legal departments and other organizations leverage AI technology today.

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