Documenting the Deal: How Quality Control and Candor Can Improve Boardroom Decision-Making and Reduce the Litigation Target Zone
53 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2015 Last revised: 15 Apr 2015
Date Written: April 14, 2015
This article addresses what legal and financial advisors can do to conduct an M & A process in a manner that: i) promotes making better decisions; ii) reduces conflicts of interests and addresses those that exist more effectively; iii) accurately records what happened so that advisors and their clients will be able to recount events in approximately the same way; and iv) as a result, reduces the target zone for plaintiffs' lawyers.
Keywords: Mergers and acquisitions, independent outside advisors, litigation avoidance, corporation law, business judgment rule, transparency, disclosure, discovery, independent directors, fiduciary responsibility, duty of loyalty
JEL Classification: G34, K22, K41
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