Legal Publications & Guides
Orgalime publications aim to provide the European engineering industries with documents that can help industry to draw up adequate business contracts and give practical advice on frequently occurring legal questions. The publications are, for the most part, drafted by Orgalime Member Association Lawyers.
The first Orgalime legal publication was issued in the 1950s and the current listing now includes 27 titles, some of which have been revised several times in order to adapt to new or changing legislation.
The General Conditions, the Model Forms and some of the Guides are written to provide practical assistance for companies when they draw up different types of contracts commonly used in international trade. The Guides also cover other contractual and legal issues of particular importance for the engineering industry.
All General Conditions and Model Forms have been designed to reflect normal contract practice in industry. It should be noted that Orgalime represents the interests of both buyers and sellers, licensors and licensees, etc. as the engineering industry is its own main customer.
Given that legislation, both national and European, is subject to change, the Orgalime Legal Affairs working group regularly updates the publications. Changes may therefore occur in the list.