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Blog Bite: As an employee, when can you disregard an NDA?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how, within the context of whistleblowing, an employer's confidentiality agreement with an employee might be unenforceable. It mentions...

Blog Bite: What information should be put on a confidentiality agreement?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the Scott & Associates Engineering Ltd. v. Finavera Renewables Inc. In the article they highlight the importance of not only statin...

Blog Bite: Should you use a confidentiality agreement when selling your company? Why?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how to effectively use a confidentiality agreement when selling your company in order to protect sensitive information about your compa...

Blog Bite: Does a confidentiality agreement impair your ability to whistleblow for non-compliance?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com tells us that a confidentiality agreement can not impair an individual’s ability to communicate with the commission staff about a violation (wh...

Blog Bite: Do confidentiality agreements only apply to the contract which they were signed to?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how a confidentially agreement may continue to carry over beyond the initial agreement into subsequent agreements even if the subsequen...

Blog Bite: What are some steps I should take before signing a confidentiality agreement?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com cautions against reflexively signing a confidentiality agreement - there are many potential downsides to blindly signing any agreement. The autho...

Blog Bite: How are standstill provisions useful for hostile takeovers and confidentiality agreements?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the American civil case of Martin v Vulcan and how standstill provisions should be incorporated into confidentiality agreements to prev...

Blog Bite: What are NDAs?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com provides a comprehensive introduction to NDAs and answers common questions that businesses may be interested in. ...

Blog Bite: How can a confidentiality agreement tie into a non-compete?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com suggests how employers could protect confidential information that may be disclosed by employees who join their competitors. Coupling an NDA with...

Blog Bite: Can employers prepare their employees for SEC checks in the US?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com provides insight on the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and the fact that employers are not allowed to notify employees or prepare them ...

Blog Bite: What is a confidentiality agreement?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com provides a section-by-section checklist on what should be contemplated within a confidentiality agreement. ...

Blog Bite: Can an employment agreement supersede a confidentiality agreement?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses a case where an employment agreement superseded a confidentiality agreement. Because there was no integration (or "entire agreement") c...

Blog Bite: What happens if the counterparty or its representatives breach confidentilaity?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the aftermath of a breach of confidentiality in an NDA and how to allocate liability for both the immediate counterparty and their repr...

Blog Bite: What are the dangers of broad confidentiality agreements?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com deals with a tragic instance where a confidentiality agreement by a pharmaceutical company was unenforceable on the grounds of being too broad. W...

Blog Bite: How will business privacy be affected by the GDPR?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com points out key confidentiality changes that will affect US companies that trade with the EU caused by the GDPR. Major concepts to oint out from t...

Blog Bite: How effective are “attorney’s eyes only” provisions in a confidentiality agreement?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses reasons to avoid using "attorney eyes only" provisions in confidentiality agreements because of their ability to leave the client in th...

Blog Bite: Is obtaining a confidentiality agreement enough to protect your ideas?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses a case wherein a product designer's confidentiality agreement with a manufacturer was deemed to be unenforceable when they sued the man...

Blog Bite: Can a Facebook post lead to a breach of confidentiality?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com deals with an ex-employee breaching confidentiality by informing his daugther of the outcome of a settlement agreement (prohibited by the NDA) wh...

Blog bite: what is the importance of the way confidentiality agreements are phrased?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com highlights that language matters - variance in the way provisions are termed can significantly impact your ability to execute the agreement. ...

Blog bite: what is the importance of a strong non-compete and confidentiality agreement?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com explains that weak confidentiality agreements may cause risk to companies that could be avoided, but it must be drafted properly to be enforceabl...

Blog bite: what circumstances impact the scope of confidentiality provisions in settlement of business disputes?

  This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com explains that confidentiality agreements are important in the context of business disputes to protect the privacy of the parties involv...

Blog bite: what is the value of a confidentiality agreement when there is a breach of fiduciary duty?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com explains that sometimes the contract alone is not always sufficient; the information must be truly confidential and the parties must demonstrate ...

Blog bite: what pre-M&A agreements are available for cross-border business relations?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com expands on confidentiality agreements, standstill agreements and letters of intent as they are used during mergers and acquisitions. In recent ye...

Blog bite: how can a confidentiality clause mitigate the risk of hiring third-party consultants?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com highlights the importance of a strong confidentiality agreement to manage reporting obligations that a consultant entrusted with confidential inf...

Blog bite: what is the importance of confidentiality agreements and letters of intent?

  This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com deals with the basic functions of confidentiality agreements (and letters of intent) as they are used in the course of acquiring a busi...
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