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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Which M&A Representations Do I Really Need?

Posted in Contractual Matters

M&A lawyers often get stuck negotiating pages and pages of representations and warranties in purchase agreements on behalf of their buyer clients. So let’s say I am stranded on a desert island negotiating with “Wilson,” the volleyball, for the purchase of a coconut water business. Wilson will only give me five representations in our purchase… → Read More

Confidentiality Agreements – Part 1 – Some Initial Considerations

Posted in Contractual Matters

How often are you called upon to sign a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement? Want to participate in the sale process for a business you’re interested in acquiring? Sign this confidentiality agreement first. Need access to important commercial information? Sign a confidentiality agreement. Want to meet with key executives as part of your due diligence? Not before… → Read More