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Indemnification clauses in commercial contracts

Almost every commercial contract has an indemnification clause. Get started quickly drafting and negotiating this provision.

Effectively indemnify your client

Although commonly used, these indemnification clauses can be complex. If used improperly, an indemnification provision can subject a party to continuing liability for circumstances outside of its control. If used correctly, an indemnification provision can shield your client from lawsuits and damages.

The Practical Law Practice Note covering indemnification and defense provisions can get you started quickly drafting and negotiating effective indemnification clauses for commercial contracts. The Practice Note:

  • Defines indemnification
  • Explains how parties use it to allocate risk
  • Discusses key issues including statutory and common law barriers to enforcement

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Practical Law resources are supported and regularly updated by more than 230 attorney-editors. It’s easy to address indemnification clauses when you have access to up-to-date tools such as:

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