First, an admission. I am a commercial contracts lawyer whose whole career has been spent advising clients on the drafting, negotiating and interpreting the wording of commercial contracts. I therefore listened to an IACCM webinar titled Ask the Expert: Codes Replacing Law1 with considerable interest. I was intrigued to find out specifically what codes in the title of the recorded webinar was referring to.
What follows is not intended to be critical of the views expressed at the webinar, but it does suggest some counterpoints and also raises questions many lawyers and contract management professionals are asking these days.