Navigating The Many Risks Of PFAS In M&A Transactions

Law360 (January 23, 2019, 12:50 PM EST) -- As the new year begins, the significant attention being paid to poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, by the public and some government regulators continues, and uncertainties regarding the magnitude of the risk and extent of regulation remain. These uncertainties continue to be a challenge in the context of mergers, acquisitions or other transactions.

During the 20th century, the large group of chemicals known as PFAS were used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, including in products like nonstick coatings, waterproof fabrics and firefighting foams, in large part due to the substances’ exceptional stability and resistance to degradation...

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