Mutatis mutandis is a Latin maxim that is most often used when importing the terms of one document into another. Literal translation is “things that are changed, that need to be changed.” Another situation in which the maxim can be used is that the parties have entered into a prior agreement (for example. B a lease agreement) and wish to include some of their terms in their new lease. Its new lease stipulates that “the terms of the lease agreement between the parties of 10 June 1984, which governs the authorized use of the premises, apply mutatis mutandis.” (a) Include the terms of your old contract in the text of your new agreement (b) If (a) is not possible, use a simple language instead of outdated Latin maxims. (c) If you see the term mutatis mutandis in an agreement, make sure you are aware of the impact that the proposed changes will have on all agreements. An amendment tailored to one agreement may not be suitable for another. Our courts have decided that if an agreement is to amend the previous agreements mutatis using the term, all of these agreements are automatically amended and the parties are bound by those amendments. If the parties have a number of agreements between them. B and they want certain changes to apply to all agreements, they can change one of the agreements. You should conclude that the proposed amendments for the first agreement apply mutatis mutandis to all other agreements without having to manually modify all other agreements. For more information on this and other legal, please contact us.