Introducer, Fee and Commission Agreements
These Introducer, Fee and Commission Agreements are designed to protect the "introducing" party and help ensure that they get paid for the services provided. Whether or not you are introducing business or potential business to known or new contacts it is always advisable to ensure that the "introduction" relationship is properly documented.
The role of the "middleman" is often underestimated and abused once parties have been introduced, so the importance of documenting the relationship at the outset should provide the parties with a clear definition of their obligations and undertakings.
Having an Introducer, Fee or Commission Agreement in place will also facilitate the negotiation of key variables such as referral fees and commission rates, and also competition, confidentiality, non-circumvention and non-solicitation issues.
You will need to consider which of the documents in this subfolder best suits your needs. Note that the Introducer Agreements are more detailed and sophisticated than the Commission Agreement and the Referral Fee Agreement in several respects.
If, instead of an introducer agreement, you require an agreement which creates a principal - agent relationship, you should use one of the agency agreements in the Agency, Distribution and Franchise Agreements subfolder instead of any of the agreements in this subfolder.
- Introducer Agreement (Fixed Fee)
- Introducer Agreement (Commission)
- Introducer Agreement (Ongoing Business Relationship – Fixed Fees)
- Introducer Agreement (Ongoing Business Relationship – Commission)
- Commission Agreement
- Referral Fee Agreement
- Finder’s Fee Agreement (Sale of Business)
- Finder’s Fee Agreement (Purchase of Business)