“This instrument contains the entire agreement of the Parties on the subject matter of this Agreement and there are no other insurances, assurances, guarantees, uses or transactions that affect it.” (b) this Agreement has been freely negotiated between the Parties, each having obtained independent legal advice; and 1 merger clauses are also referred to as “integration clauses” or “entire contractual clauses”. The typical text of such a clause is as follows: the final contract contained an entire contractual clause. Shoreline argued that this clause prevented Mears from relying on the pre-contractual agreement. Akenhead J. noted, however, that “the clause relating to the whole agreement does not exclude or limit confidence in an established and effective rate of legal effect, nor in its explicit wording or interpretation”, it was found that prior to the commencement of the contract, the parties shared the facts adopted and had relied on this assumption for a significant period of time, therefore, it would be unfair for Shoreline to enforce the contractual terms in order to avoid performance of its obligations under the pre-contractual agreement. 4. Previous agreements and legal effects by agreement – Finally, when concluding a contract, the parties should check whether agreements were concluded before the treaty and should be incorporated into such a contract. . . .