Front-End Documents in M&A: Drafting Letters of Intent, Exclusivity and Confidentiality Agreements
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide M&A counsel with guidance in negotiating and drafting letters of intent (LOIs), confidentiality agreements, and exclusivity agreements. The panel will discuss how these front-end documents set the stage for due diligence and definitive agreements in M&A transactions. The discussion will be based in part on ABA model forms.
- Front-end concerns in M&A
- Confidentiality agreement
- Letter of intent
- Exclusivity agreement
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What level of detail should be included in an LOI, and what obligations, if any, should be binding?
- What is an appropriate term for an exclusivity agreement, and how does it drive the timeline for the diligence process?
- With whom might a buyer want to be able to share information under a confidentiality agreement, and what kind of acknowledgments should be required?
B. Scott Burton
Eversheds Sutherland (US)
Mr. Burton focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, and the taxation of... | Read More
Mr. Burton focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, and the taxation of insurance companies and insurance and annuity products. His experience includes representing buyers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions of private and publicly held life and property and casualty insurance companies, blocks of insurance business, and investment advisers.Close
Christopher R. Moore
Mr. Moore focuses his practice on M&A transactions. He represents acquirors, targets, boards of directors,... | Read More
Mr. Moore focuses his practice on M&A transactions. He represents acquirors, targets, boards of directors, investment banks, and investors in complex domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions as well as joint ventures, with a focus on the technology and life sciences sectors. His recent experience includes billions of dollars of M&A activity for some of the world's top technology and life sciences companies as well as investment banks in connection with their roles as financial advisors on M&A transactions.Close
Mark D. Williamson
Mr. Williamson practices in the areas of business, corporate, and securities law, with a focus on mergers and... | Read More
Mr. Williamson practices in the areas of business, corporate, and securities law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. He serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisition Team. He has experience representing both public and private companies and private equity funds in various corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, public and private offerings, tender offers, and debt financings.Close