September 17, 2009
Be careful out there
Cautionary tales about catastrophic typos, due diligence errors and the like help focus the senses. Here’s one from Law Shucks:
One of the primary responsibilities of junior M&A associates in due diligence is to review material contracts for assignability and change-of-control provisions.
Should be simple, right?
Lawyers at Cravath and/or Cahill Gordon misinterpreted an assignment, and it led to a $115 million reduction in purchase price.
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