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Reallocating Risk: An Introduction to Warranty and Indemnity Insurance in UK Private Equity Transactions

Articles | May 25, 2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Equity 2017 published a chapter by corporate partner Dan Oates and corporate associate Hannah M. Luqmani. The articles considers how the availability of W&I insurance has changed the transacting process and the dynamic between buyer and seller in acquisitions involving a private equity sponsor, and whether there is any basis to the common perception that having such insurance can present a “moral hazard” in that sellers take less care with disclosure and buyers become less rigorous with the due diligence process.

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