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i'm concerned with whether the words "both" and "either" as used in the following paragraph are correctly employed. By the way, this is from a draft agreement. should there be some other errors in its wording or expressions, i shall be grateful if u can kindly point out. Many thanks.

Where "both" Parties or "either" Party could not fulfill or fully fulfill the relevant obligations hereunder due to such unforeseeable, unavoidable or irresistible reasons as earthquake, flood, fire or policy changes, "either" Party shall not be held liable to the other party. "One" or "both" Parties shall continue to perform this Agreement within a reasonable period of time after the elimination of impact of the force majeure.

Vincent/Tianjin China
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Here are my suggestions Vincent. The first has fewer changes but I prefer the second.

If either Party fails to fulfill or fully fulfill the relevant obligations hereunder due to unforeseeable, unavoidable or irresistible forces, such as earthquake, flood, fire or policy changes, such Party shall not be held liable to the other Party. The said Party shall continue to perform this Agreement within a reasonable period of time after elimination of the impact of the force majeure.

Neither Party shall be deemed liable (to the other) for failure to fulfil or fully fulfill its obligations hereunder as a result of unforeseeable, unavoidable or irresistible forces, such as acts of God, fires or policy changes. Such Party shall continue to perform this Agreement within a reasonable period of time after the force majeure is overcome.

Hope this helps!
tks a lot Miche. I do appreciate ur kind corrections and improvement. but as a matter of fact, this is a translation of a Chinese version Agreement which explains why it does'nt sound so idiological. frankly i found somewhat different way of thinking in ur corrections, which goes beyond the concept of lingual expression.

if u please i'd like to exchange ideas in MSN(Email Removed) with u, particularly if we share somthing in common in legal staffEmotion: smile