The Significance of the Choice of Law Provision in M&A Contracts

October 30, 2017

How meaningful is the “choice of law” provision in an M&A contract? While it may seem like an unimportant or technical issue that matters mostly to the lawyers, some significant differences in the applicable legal standards on key issues could lead to drastically different business results. Thus, deal participants will want to consider the potential impact and relative importance of these issues before proposing or agreeing to the choice of law. 

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