Contractual mistake

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A stupid mistake, yesterday.

An area of contract law beloved of university professors and their students.

One thing to be clear: if you make an error what you agree with your counterparty, but your counterparty understands it and agrees it — that’s not a contractual mistake in a legal sense. It's just your screw up, and you’re stuck with it, barring the good graces of a beneign counterparty who might deign to let you out. You did a bad trade, hotshot.

See also

  • Counterparts and Confirmations (Section 9(e))in the ISDA master agreement, addressing the question who is the contracting party and what counts as a mistake. Trader is; settlements and confirmations dude in ops isn't.