January 27, 2014

Great Hill Equity Partners and the Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A: You mean we sold that too?

Great Hill Equity Partners and the Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A: You mean we sold that too?

January 27, 2014

In the recent Great Hill Equity Partners case, the Delaware Court of Chancery held that under Section 259 of the DGCL, all privileges—including the attorney-client privilege—pass from the acquired corporation to the surviving corporation in a merger. Practitioners, including litigators and transactional lawyers, are still processing the implications of this decision.

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