(a) This Agreement may be terminated and the Merger may be terminated at any time prior to the effective date, regardless of whether the Company`s shareholders have obtained the Company`s agreement before or after the Agreement (any termination by the parent company is also an effective termination by HoldCo and Merger Sub): it can be surprisingly difficult to know when a contract terminates. This article explains how you classify the terms of the contract. For effective contract management, we need to know when automatic alerts and notifications need to be set. The termination date is essential for the management of the contract. It is possible to terminate a contract before the deadline indicated, but only if all parties involved agree. This type of mutual agreement is particularly advantageous if both parties want to do without the contract, but the deadline is not in the near future. A great example of when this type of agreement would be of the greatest value is that two people start a business together, but then decide they don`t want to do the job together. They might agree to follow their own separate paths, without any consequences. . . .