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Legal Language and Business Communication


  • Successfully combines legal language and business communication

  • Presents legal language from a business leader’s perspective

  • Shows readers how to be discreet in business communication


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Anurag K. Agarwal
    Pages 1-27
  3. Anurag K. Agarwal
    Pages 29-58
  4. Anurag K. Agarwal
    Pages 87-115
  5. Anurag K. Agarwal
    Pages 117-143
  6. Anurag K. Agarwal
    Pages 145-175
  7. Anurag K. Agarwal
    Pages 177-204

About this book


The book discusses the proper usage of legal language in business communication. While communicating, a business leader has to take care of the legal periphery which he should never transgress. However, legal language in itself can be so complex and difficult that it is many a time unclear as to what meaning can be ascribed to different words and phrases used in a particular context. Also, it is easier to say that there is a boundary of law, but such a limit is not easily perceivable to the uninitiated. Occasionally, even experts flounder. The book explores such topics. It is surely going to be of interest to students of business and law, business communication, managers, lawyers, researchers, practitioners, and readers in general.


Business Communication Interpretation Law Leadership Legal Language Legal Studies

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of ManagementAhmedabadIndia

About the authors

Anurag K. Agarwal, a faculty member at the IIM Ahmedabad, studied at Harvard Law School and is the first recipient of the Marti Mannariah Gurunath Outstanding Teacher Award at the IIMA. His research, teaching and consulting interests include business law, leadership, infrastructure, contracts & arbitration, intellectual property, and negotiation. He has chaired various executive education programmes at the IIMA and authored four books – Business Law for Managers: Kaleidoscopic Tales (2018), Business Leadership and Law (2017), Contracts and Arbitration for Managers (2016), and Business and Intellectual Property (2010). Having begun his career as a lawyer and practised in India for over ten years, he currently also writes a weekly column, 'Lawfully Yours', for the DNA, Ahmedabad.

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