Guarantees and indemnities

This practice note examines legal and drafting issues relating to guarantees and indemnities where the obligations of a third party are guaranteed and/or indemnified.

This practice note considers the legal distinctions between primary obligations (indemnities, performance guarantees, performance bonds) and secondary obligations (guarantees). It provides an overview of relevant contractual issues relating to guarantees and indemnities (the statute of frauds, capacity) as well as legal issues (undue influence, duress, role of directors). It also provides links to our more detailed content on performance bonds, payment guarantees, comfort letters and our standard form guarantees and indemnities.

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