HighlightsPrivacy espresso seriesResourcesSeptember 7, 2023Privacy considerations in Merger and Acquisition transactions : Global Perspectives


In this privacyespresso, PrivacyRules expert Kelly Dickson from the Australian law firm Macpherson Kelley delves deep into the complex world of privacy considerations in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions as we discuss the co-authored article made by PrivacyRules members from seven countries on the topic.

In the fast-paced domain of M&A, where negotiations, employee retention, competition clearance, and confidentiality often take centre stage, it’s easy to overlook the critical aspect of privacy and data protection. However, as Kelly and our experts, Padraig Walsh and Christie Cheung from Tanner De Witt, Luiza Sato from TozziniFreire, Geert Somers from Timelex,  Stella Sofía Vanegas and Angela Noguera from Vanegas Morales, Winnie Chang from OrionW LLC and Beatriz Rodriguez Gomez from RocaJunyent, explain in the article, neglecting these issues can lead to unexpected challenges down the road, including the inability to use acquired data as intended, damaging publicity, customer complaints, and even regulatory fines.

As Kelly illustrates in this episode, our goal with this co-authored article is to provide practical advice and guidance to in-house legal counsel, business professionals and privacy practitioners who are intimately involved in M&A transactions. What sets this article apart is the wealth of perspectives from experts from around the world, including Colombia, Australia, Hong Kong, Belgium, Brazil, Singapore and Spain. Each offers unique insights into the complexities of privacy laws and their impact on M&A.

Here’s a sneak peek at some key takeaways from our conversation:

– Identifying and addressing common red flags early in the due diligence process.

– Negotiating representations and warranties tailored to your role as the buyer or seller.

– Structured approaches to information sharing during the deal to minimise the risk of data breaches.

– Post-deal considerations, including business integration and compliance.

Read the full article : https://bit.ly/3sJ6OcB