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Jun 03, 2019

M&A Watch: Keep Your Hands Off My Privilege! Delaware Revisits Privileged Communications in Private M&A Transactions

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In Shareholder Representative Services LLC v. RSI Holdco, LLC, C.A. No. 2018-0517-KSJM (Del. Ch. May 29, 2019), the Delaware Court of Chancery applied guidance from its earlier ruling in Great Hill Equity Partners IV, LP v. SIG Growth Equity Fund I, LLLP, 80 A.3d 155 (Del. Ch. 2013) by addressing the contractual preservation of a seller’s ability to assert privilege over pre-merger attorney-client communications in post-closing litigation.

Read the full memo, "M&A Watch: Keep Your Hands Off My Privilege! Delaware Revisits Privileged Communications in Private M&A Transactions."



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