Confidentiality: acquisitions

Confidentiality agreements (also known as non-disclosure agreements) are usually signed during the early stages of the acquisition process and seek to ensure that confidential information disclosed (normally by the seller) during the negotiations remains confidential and is not used other than for the purpose disclosed. This note considers why a written confidentiality agreement is considered to be necessary; common provisions of confidentiality agreements and the enforcement of confidentiality obligations.

Gareth Baker and Sophie O'Connor, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP


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