- When you need something done, you can take the long route and do everything yourself, or you can do the smart thing and build on work that already exists. If you own a business, time is money, so being smart about that time investment is extremely important. If you are drafting all of your contracts from scratch, you are wasting time - and a lot of money. The 40 contract templates that you will find in this book incorporate internationally recognized standards and laws for most business situations. The templates bridge many legal and cultural traditions by harmonizing recurring legal provisions common to most domestic and international contracts. Using uniform contractual rules, and not based on any specific national law, the model contracts incorporate prevailing practices in trade and commerce. They are carefully drafted without expressing a bias for any one particular legal system. The 740-page book comprises a USB key with the text of the contracts ready for download. Not only do the models offer flexible solutions to commercial agreements, the USB key makes it even simpler to adapt the contracts for your specific case. Dr Kees Jan Kuilwijk is a seasoned lawyer who has drafted and reviewed commercial contracts for numerous businesses, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He routinely counsels clients on contract formation, contract administration and dispute resolution.