CONSIDERING that the parties now wish to conclude this contract, which dates from 15 July 2018, referring to the oral agreement of the parties and taking into account the additional conditions provided by the proposal; Beyond the more obvious deterrence measures mentioned above, another important reason is not to let a document go back to the date that is simply not necessary. Here are some examples of situations where retrodatiation may be acceptable: despite the general belief, the return of documents is not necessarily illegal. In fact, it is allowed for so long that there is a Latin expression, nunc pro tunc, which describes the backdated documents. Often, a contract is the result of a series of negotiations and the exact time of the agreement may not be clear. Therefore, if a contract is drafted from the date the parties believe their agreement has been reached, it is not known whether the retrodation was invented or commemorated. Similarly, retrodedation is a common practice in the area of property intermediation and, again, the timing of the transfer of ownership may not be clear. Determining the date of an event is further complicated by ambiguous recordings, limited reminders and confidence in the memories or statements of others. In addition, an invented retrodatation can sometimes be harmless if the rights of a third party are compromised and no law is violated, and other times, a retrodatation can be problematic if it leads a court to believe that the document was executed on the day of the event. As with violin labels, a backdatedation of legal documents can be legal and even advisable.
It is up to the parties to a document to ensure that their intentions are honest and that the return does not harm third parties or violate legal requirements. If in doubt, a strong disclosure of the retrodedation of the document itself may be helpful in alleviating any lingering concerns. An „after“ date is not the only way for parties to reveal that they are re-having a document. In a treaty or resolution, recitals  can tell the story, including retrodaation. Consider the following example: A contract can be retrodated to cover events that occur before the contract is signed. Clients also requested that a document be reissued in order to obtain some economic outcome agreed between the parties. As a general rule, parties to an agreement can make their agreement effective at any time, provided that no third-party rights are violated and no laws are violated. In such cases, if the backdating is indeed harmless, the backdating can be used, but it is recommended to continue using the qualifiers (i) as par,“ (ii) „effective ab“ or (iii) date „O“ but „effective from `O` in order to clearly identify that the date of signature and date of the agreement are not the same. A document backdated to obtain a more favourable legal result is probably illegal.
For example, if a document is signed in January but goes back to December to get some tax deduction, it is probably illegal and can be criminal. Based on the example of a credit of $1 million from above, the returned note could have been fraudulent under various facts. Suppose the client deliberately planned not to sign the debt note because he had informed his joint venture partner that the funds were a capital contribution that should not be repaid. In this case, while it is appropriate to document the loan with a debt, the underlying project could have been part of a plan to mislead a third party. This language makes everyone who reads the written contract understand that it has been backdated. It also explains why the treaty is backdated. While this can sometimes be tempting, the backddation of a document is never the answer! You might think your lawyer is just difficult when they advise you not to, but we promise it is to your own protection! 4.