Nottingham, MD asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Maryland

Q: 2 people 1in md 1in ct each have companies and agree to do business in africa together,the african country requires

an african company. The parties draw up and sign agreements in the proposed name of the new company. The parties go to africa set up the company. Is the original contract valid. Both parties agreed in parole evidence, then drew up paper work, signed it ,and incorporated the company in africa as soon as possible. Can we rely on the original agreement? The parties did negot9iate and revise the agreement before signing it.

1 Lawyer Answer
Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann
  • Crownsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You're encouraged to sit down with a lawyer experienced in international business law (many attorneys in and around DC have such skill sets) to go over the specific scenario at issue. An online post cannot realistically analyze such a fact pattern.

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