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Waiver Of Privilege In Business Transactions: Don’t Look Before You Leap

Law360 (May 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Savvy businesses recognize the value of buying and selling assets or companies, and the licensing of technology, but many fail to recognize that a myriad of attorney-client privilege issues arise when undertaking these transactions, and that any privilege may be quickly lost unless the potential pitfalls are dealt with appropriately.

* Pre-Acquisition Considerations: How Much Information Is Too Much? *

Before acquiring another company, its assets (e.g., products, patents, or know-how), or a license, potential buyers/licensees typically conduct a due diligence investigation seeking information. But how...
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