The foundation agreement provides a guide for people who end up founding the company in the early stages of creation. Significant shareholder and confidentiality agreements affecting the operation of the business are established during this pre-commencement period. The courts will make considerable efforts to ensure that the intention is to put in place a contractual structure, even if this will entail a change in the wording of a treaty that should not be immediately visible. In the present case, a party could rely on a contract to which it was not a party in order to terminate another contract to which it was a party. Another difficulty may arise if the framework agreement is amended after the signing of the secondary agreement – the question may arise as to which version of the agreement applies and whether someone who is not a party to an agreement should be bound to it even after amendments that they did not accept and of which they may not have been aware. The parties (and their advisors) should keep a close eye on the relationship between the different contracts that are part of the agreement between them and ensure that those contracts reflect this in a clear and consistent manner. Comment: This decision illustrates how courts can interpret the relationship between one contract and another where there are a number of agreements between the parties, in particular the importance of the term « regulated by ». It also highlights the difficulties that may arise in such situations when deciding which provisions of the relevant agreement are relevant to the secondary agreement and to what extent those provisions apply to and are compatible with the obligations under the secondary agreement. The same problems arise more generally when considering the terms of an agreement to be included in another agreement and how the two agreements will cooperate. Ramsay J was able to avoid such problems in this case by focusing on a very small number of terms. The following conditions are included in all creation agreements: Northrop Gruman Mission Systems v BAE Systems (Al Diriyah C4I) Ltd  EWHC 2955 (TCC), 8. On September 27, 2014, a software license agreement between BAE and Northrop was « regulated » by an enabling agreement between a related bae company and Northrop. This meant that the terms of the enabling agreement, including the terms of termination, were included in the license agreement.
The Tribunal was prepared to interpret the terms of the enabling agreement in such a way that they would operate within the framework of the licence agreement. . . .