In contracts and agreements, there is generally a sentence at the beginning stating who the contract/agreement applies to. I have found that this sentence may be phrased in three main ways:
- This agreement is entered into by NAME and NAME
- This agreement is entered into between NAME and NAME
- This agreement is entered into by and between NAME and NAME
Now I'm wondering if these are just three ways of saying the same thing, or whether there's a difference between them in terms of meaning/how they are used.