Confidentiality Agreements: Some Unintended Consequences

The Transactional Lab

, Corporate Counsel


While confidentiality agreements are commonly used in many types of deals, the precedent from a prior deal might not be appropriate for a future deal.

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    Agreed, the first impression here certainly sets the tone of the relationship. The problem is that if you slavishly stick to a form and spend inordinate amounts of time negotiating the NDA, your business team is going to resent you and sign these without your input (ask for forgiveness instead of permission).

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