Case Law Update: Bound by an unsigned agreement?

You might be forgiven for thinking that a document which states on its face it is ‘not binding unless signed by both parties‘ means exactly that. Not so in this recent High Court case regarding a merchandising licence deal. The court held that the agreement had been ‘clearly and unequivocally’ accepted by both parties, even though the latest version of the document had not been signed or formally accepted. 

The case? Reveille Independent LLC v Anotech International (UK) Ltd [2015] EWHC 726

The court disagreed, ruling that the agreement had been 'clearly and unequivocally' accepted by both parties