A team agreement is a contract between two or more parties (team members) used to regulate rights and obligations when one of them executes an offer or contract with a third party (Prime Contract). Once the Prime contract is concluded between the third party and the team member 1, a sub-contract between the Team 1 member and the other team members is executed to enable the Team 1 member to fulfill his obligations under the Prime contract. BNWP Enterprises Pty Ltd v Unisys Australia Ltd  FCA 1 – in this case, the parties` offer on the Prime Contract was successful, but was unable to conclude the subcontracting negotiations. The Bundesgerichtshof decided that the “teaming” agreement was a common offer contract, so that the main contract depended on the parties following a binding sub-contract. If you need help preparing a team contract or joint venture, call me for a non-binding and confidential discussion. Team agreements must be renegotiated for each new Prime contract. There is also a risk that one team member will bypass or bypass the other team member to enter into contracts directly with the third party or that one team member will solicit clients or collaborators from the other. This is why clear non-circumvention clauses are important elements of team agreements. A team agreement is flexible, depending on the resources of the team members and the contract they hope to follow, but they have common clauses: the benefits of team agreements are that they allow the parties to pool resources for limited purposes (authorized purpose) without necessarily requiring the creation of a joint venture – but team members could do so if they wished.