Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series 2016
WeirFoulds Partner David S. Brown will co-present the session “Negotiating the Deal: Preliminary Agreements“.
The Confidentiality Agreement and the Letter of Intent set the tone for further negotiations between parties. This session will discuss the significance of these documents in the context of a corporate deal. Experienced speakers will guide you through the tricks and traps of key provisions and show you how to draft them the right way.
Topics will include:
Confidentiality Agreement / Non-Disclosure Agreement
-Primary goals of the agreement
-Types of transactions in which the agreement is used
-Who are the parties and when should the agreement be executed?
-When to use a one-way versus a mutual agreement
-Key elements of the agreement and the most heavily negotiated provisions
Letter of Intent / Exclusivity Agreement
-What is the Letter of Intent and when should it be used?
-How enforceable is the Letter of Intent?
-Key elements of the Letter of Intent
-Specific considerations for asset versus share purchase transactions