Letter of intent: LOI is generally used for large complex transactions of demanding parties. Like the transaction sheet, the ACT will indicate the terms of the transaction, but in detail. Unlike Term Sheet, parts of the ACT, such as confidentiality and exclusivity, can be legally binding. Transaction lawyers are often involved in the development of THE IAPs, as there are pitfalls for carelessness in the use of LOis. After enforcement, due diligence and funding will be serious and lawyers will begin preparing the APA. A LOI is usually between 3 and 15 pages long. The reason why many startup creators decide to draw a timesheet is to show investors that founders know what they want in the deal and are sure of the conditions they want to include. Depending on where your business is at, you may need a shareholder agenda or pact to determine the conditions under which your business will operate. The advantage of the short format of the timesheet is first of all that it speeds up the process. Experienced consultants immediately know what is meant by «recording requirements at the transmitter`s expense, unlimited piggybacking at the issuer`s expense, weighted average anti-dilution»; He saves time for not having to express the long version of these references. Second, it is less likely that a court will find an unexpected change in sola, since the terminology sheet does not propose any agreement of any kind; A «declaration of intent» can be a dangerous document, unless it clearly states which parties should be binding and which parties merely guide the discussion and the project. It is clear that parts of a terminology sheet can have a binding effect if and to the extent that an interpersonal reminder of certain binding promises, i.e.
the confidentiality of the information provided during the negotiations, is necessary. However, the summary format of a term sheet makes it less likely that a party will be misled if it considers that some form of enforceable agreement has remained in the memory if it is not.  Termsheets are very similar to «Memorandums of Understanding» (MOUs), both documents being provisional, usually non-binding, intended to record the intention of two or more parties to conclude a future agreement on the basis of certain conditions (but incomplete or provisional).