Tag archives: confidential information

Protecting trade secrets in M&A

Trade secrets and confidential information are a cornerstone to most successful intellectual property strategies.  Trade secrets provide important competitive advantages that augment the profitability and value of a business.  The importance and value of trade secrets have been recently confirmed by substantial damage awards, broad enforcement and the introduction of specific legislative protection in the … Continue reading

Keeping secrets: a refresher on confidentiality agreements

People often engage in reflexive behaviour without thinking about the function underlying such behaviour. Likewise, in recurrent M&A transactions, clients sometimes lose sight of why they engage in certain formalities. One such formality concerns pre-acquisition agreements; more specifically, confidentiality agreements (CAs) – including their (i) purpose and (ii) scope. Purpose of CAs In preliminary M&A … Continue reading