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Be Prepared—Why Representations & Warranties, Due Diligence, and Disclosure Schedules Matter

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM ET
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CT
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT

In this session, our panelists explained the purposes and nuances of common representations and warranties included in a typical acquisition agreement. The panel also discussed recent trends in the treatment of those representations, including with respect to bring-down standards, materiality scrapes, sandbagging, and which representations are typically treated as fundamental.

Takeaways

  • Designate clear leads on internal and external teams, and set up systems to organize production and tracking of diligence materials.
  • Consider whether there are any issues arising from due diligence that need to be included or excluded in the representations and warranties.
  • Representations and warranties: Consider allocation of risk; know your qualifiers. 
  • Robust, thoughtful disclosure schedules and early preparation are key.

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