An agreement is a written document in which two or more parties establish mutual obligations for the conduct of a shared project.


  • Title. The title identifies the type of agreement and can also name the parties and state the main objective of the agreement.

  • Participants. This section identifies the parties signing the agreement by their full name, position and institution. It also makes reference to their power to represent their institution or act individually. Introduce it with the expression by and between, centred in bold, capital letters. Each party should be given a separate paragraph.

    Exemple correcte


    The first party, Joan Garcia Romaní, rector of the UB, acting for said university; and

    The second party, Sònia Capdevila Tena, rector of the UdG, acting for said university.

    Close this section with a sentence confirming that all the parties signing the agreement acknowledge the others’ ability to enter the agreement.

    Exemple correcte The parties, acting in their aforementioned capacities, declare that they have sufficient legal capacity to enter into this Agreement, and

  • Recitals. This section sets out, in separate and numbered paragraphs, the precedents, the willingness of the signatories, the legal framework and everything that needs to be taken into consideration. Introduce it with the word state, centred in bold, capital letters, and start each of the following paragraphs with the word That.

    Exemple correcte


    1. That the UB and the UdG signed an Agreement for…

    2. That Spanish Royal Decree 1393 of 29 October 2007…

    Close this section with a sentence confirming that all the parties agree to the clauses in the next section.

    Exemple correcte Therefore, the parties agree to the following

  • Clauses. This section includes the specific clauses agreed to by the parties. Use the word clauses, centred in bold, capital letters as the title of the section and a numbered heading for each clause.

    Exemple correcte


    1. Object

    The object of this Agreement is to…

    2. Liability

    The signatory universities hereby state that…

  • Close. Close the document with a sentence acknowledging where and when the agreement was signed.

    Exemple correcte In witness whereof, the parties hereto sign two (2) identical and equally valid counterparts of this document in Barcelona on 30 April 2021.

  • Signatures. This section should include the signature, name, position and institution for each of the parties signing the agreement.

    Exemple correcte [signature]

    Joan Garcia Romaní
    University of Barcelona



Darrera actualització: 16-11-2021
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Recommended citation:
«Agreement» [en línia]. A: Criteris de la Universitat de Barcelona (CUB). Style Guide. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <> [consulta: 18 gener 2022].