Although not discussed in this case, the Tribunal`s Statement of Reasons may also mean that the sub-licence could not be renewed or transferred without SRLA`s agreement. In addition, and although not at issue in the present case, the Tribunal`s interpretation of the explicit terms of the main purchase agreement could mean that a seller`s agreement might be necessary to amend an ancillary contract, even if only one of the parties to the ancillary contract is also a party to the main purchase agreement. However, secondary transactions pose a number of problems. First, clients who use a non-legal service should waive their legal privilege – lawyers may share certain information about you. Second, there may be a conflict of interest in which the lawyer recommends measures that are financially beneficial to him, but which may not be in the best interests of the client. It is apparent from the facts set out in the judgment that none of the agreements contained any interdependence clauses. Nor is it certain that the supply contract contained an interpretative clause according to which the references to the sub-licence contained in the supply agreement were references to that document, as amended from time to time. Ancillary derives from the English word ancilla, a somewhat rare word that means "an aid to accomplish or master something difficult". This word comes from Latin, where it meant "female servant". While the English "ancilla" is probably inaccurate, except in very specific contexts (such as philosophy or quantum evaluation), "ancillary" takes up the notion of help or support in a way that complements something else. In particular, the word often describes something that is in a position of minor importance, such as "additional products in the line of a company." The Assembly`s decision means that the parties to sales contracts must carefully consider the definition of "agreement", if at all, in particular with regard to all timetables and annexes. Even if the "agreement" is not defined, it is necessary to examine whether the interpretative provisions are applicable so that a reference to the agreement includes all its timetables and annexes.
Overall, if the parties to ancillary contracts are also parties to the main purchase agreement, it now seems advisable that the documents explicitly address how the envisaged ancillary contracts can be amended (either before or after conclusion). While most ancillary agreements contained an explicit clause on how to amend them, the sublicense remained silent as to how it could be amended. Share and business sales contracts usually include the form of ancillary contracts definitively agreed in different schedules of the main sales contract. Ancillary contracts are usually concluded either at the same time as the signing of the main purchase contract or at the time of the conclusion of the sales contract. . . .