4. Reciprocity – The contracting parties had «a meeting of heads» on the agreement. This means that the parties have understood and agreed on the basic treatment and contractual conditions. An agreement is not always synonymous with a contract, as it may lack an essential element of a contract, such as for example. B a counterpart. Contract law is based on the principle expressed in the Latin phrase pacta sunt servanda («Agreements must be respected»).  The Common Law of Contract arose from the meantime defuct writ of assumpsit, which was originally an unlawful act based on trust.  Contract law is covered by the ordinary law of obligations, together with the unlawful act, abusive enrichment and reimbursement.  As part of this analysis, a court may determine whether the clause complies with the formal requirements of the jurisdiction in which the case was filed (in some jurisdictions, the choice of a court or an award clause limits the parties only if the word «exclusively» appears explicitly in the clause). Some courts do not accept remedies that have no connection with the elected court and others do not impose a jurisdiction clause when they consider themselves a more convenient forum for the dispute.  In economic cases, the courts do not readily accept that a company undertakes to enter into an agreement that it considers unfair or contains inappropriate terms. The acceptance of an offer constitutes the «agreement» – not the contract – between the parties. If the agreement does not meet the legal requirements to be considered a valid contract, the «contractual agreement» is not enforced by law and the injuring party is not obliged to compensate the non-injuring party.
In other words, the claimant (non-injuring party) in a contractual dispute suing the injuring party can only receive pre-existing damages if he is able to prove that the alleged contractual agreement did exist and was a valid and enforceable contract. In this case, the waiting injury that attempts to make the non-injuring party a whole is rewarded by the award of the amount of money that the party would have paid if there had been no breach of contract, plus all reasonably foreseeable consequential damages caused by the breach. However, it is important to note that there is no punitive damages for contractual remedies and that the non-injurious party cannot be awarded more than the expectation (cash value of the contract if it had been fully performed). If the language used by the parties to reach an agreement is sufficiently vague and undetermined to prevent a reliable interpretation of contractual intentions, it is likely that there will be no contract.. . .