Endeavours Clauses in Singapore Contract Law

31 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 1068 (2019)

Posted: 27 Nov 2019

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Benjamin Wong

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Endeavours clauses are a useful mechanism for the imposition of non-absolute (or qualified) contractual obligations. This article examines how the various types of endeavours clauses - in particular, "best endeavours", "all reasonable endeavours" and "reasonable endeavours" clauses - are interpreted. Practical issues relating to the use of endeavours clauses are also considered: these include how parties may deviate from the established standards imposed by endeavours clauses, as well as uncertainty problems that may arise from the use of endeavours clauses, particularly in agreements to endeavour to agree.

Keywords: Contract

JEL Classification: K12

Suggested Citation

Wong, Benjamin, Endeavours Clauses in Singapore Contract Law (2019). 31 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 1068 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3487007

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