Warranties in a M&A Transaction

Warranties in a M&A Transaction

Elvan Hussein

15 years: M&A legal

Elvan provides an understanding of how warranties work in the context of an M&A transaction by answering some fundamental questions: what are warranties, what is their purpose and what are some of their limitations?

Elvan provides an understanding of how warranties work in the context of an M&A transaction by answering some fundamental questions: what are warranties, what is their purpose and what are some of their limitations?

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Warranties in a M&A Transaction

7 mins 47 secs

Overview

Warranties are a useful tool for the buyer. They offer the buyer meaningful protection on the business or company it is acquiring and is a means by which the buyer can find out further information beyond the due diligence process. It is for this reason that the warranties and limitations attaching to them, are often the most heavily negotiated provisions in the SPA.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define warranties, disclosures, and disclosure letter

  • Explain the purpose of warranties

  • Describe how sellers can limit their liability with regard to warranties

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Elvan Hussein

Elvan Hussein

Elvan is a partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard. She has over 15 years of experience specialising in cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, investments, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

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