Disputes and disagreements related to trade agreements usually focus on the interpretation of the treaty. Before signing contracts, seek legal advice for further explanation of what you are accepting and the consequences of violating the treaty. In civil systems, the notion of intent to establish legal relations[d] is closely related to the “theory of will” of treaties, as represented by the German jurist Friedrich Carl von Savigny in his current nineteenth-century Roman law system.  In the nineteenth century, it was an important concept that contracts were based on a meeting of minds between two or more parties and that their mutual consent to a transaction or their intention to enter into a contract was of the utmost importance. . . .