The Danger Lurking in Your Inbox

Private Equity Manager

Shawn Atkinson, a partner in Orrick’s M&A and Private Equity team in London, authored an article for Private Equity Manager on the potential impact of email on M&A transactions. Shawn notes:

When messages are re-read, sometimes years later, they are often viewed in isolation, rather than in the context of a start-stop negotiation or conversation… When reviewed later, with a different context, whether that be with the benefit of further knowledge, facts or time passed, what may have been completely reasonable then may not seem at all reasonable now.

You can read the full article in Private Equity Manager online here [subscription required].