Counterpart clauses are often used when the parties to an agreement make separate copies of this agreement. A counter-clause would typically be as follows: „This contract may be performed in any number of equivalents, each representing an original duplicate at the time of performance and delivery, but all equivalents together form a single agreement.“ If a party wants the original contract to be notarized, the consideration clause is still useful. This means that he does not need a single original contract signed. The clause allows the agreement to be executed in several identical copies so that the parties can sign the document in different places. However, it requires that the documents be identical; and the execution of a signature page does not constitute an agreement between the parties. .