However, there is wide and considerable agreement that the source of IT business value is not only the existence of IT (in terms of hardware and software) rather than the complementary organizational resources and investments. The reasons for a gentlemen`s agreement may be motivated by a legally inadmissible purpose of the agreement, i.e. a violation of legal prohibitions. The gentlemen`s agreement refers to concerted practices on the part of companies that are based on deliberate coordination, but not on legal ties. Companies that, as a whole, have a dominant position in the market, enter into price agreements and thus exclude market forces for price formation to the detriment of the consumer. Concerted practices are prohibited by German and European rules on cartels and abuse of dominant position (Article 101, paragraph 1, TFUE).  Actually, it should be possible to quickly reach agreement within the Near East Quartet about the parameters of such an initiative: At the end of the event, all panellists were in agreement that solutions needed to be tailored to each specific context. This explains the requirement that the individual time scales UTC (k) should be in as good agreement as possible with UTC and thus with one another. Because the production of Buna rubber was intended primarily for military use, there is agreement that, along with economic reasons -availability of a workforce and raw materials, a suitable building site, access roads, cost-effectiveness-political and military considerations also played a part. Another case may be reserved for traders, where the contracting parties believe that it is sufficient to reach a general agreement whose organization is entrusted in detail to the commercial decency of both parties, without the parties acquiring questionable rights.  According to the Hanseatischen Oberlandesgericht such non-binding agreements between traders are not uncommon.
An agreement called the Gentlemen`s Agreement is characterized by the fact that it is a commitment of goodwill and commercial decency on the part of one or both parties which, according to the wishes of the parties, should not create claims. The debtor should behave as a gentleman who should not be legally binding.  At the 27-28 June European Council, EU leaders set themselves the target of reaching agreement on the mechanism by the end of 2013 so that it can be adopted before the end of the current European Parliament term in 2014. One might assume that conflicting parties would be more willing to reach agreement if they know they have only so much time. In this connection, there is broad agreement that the Europe of the 21st century will see the idea of the nation state lose significance, while the concept of integration through acknowledging diversity should gain significance. There is a general agreement that a military solution is currently not an option, and appropriate diplomatic and economic measures must be taken. 3 shows the good agreement of the spectral neutron flux densities thus determined and confirms that the response functions of the detector obtained in this way are suited for high-resolution neutron spectrometry in a wide energy range.