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Understanding Representations and Warranties Insurance in Mergers & Acquisitions

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Produced on May 25, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Advanced

Course Description

Representations and warranties insurance has become increasingly commonplace in mergers and acquisitions, and financial and strategic buyers increasingly need to understand the product and its strategic uses and pitfalls. To effectively advise clients and integrate the product with the underlying acquisition agreement and manage any claims process, one must understand (1) the market terms and trends and (2) the mechanics of representations and warranties insurance policies.   

This seminar is directed to both new and experienced practitioners. Dechert LLP’s Jonathan Kim and Jonathan Stott have significant experience negotiating and implementing, and advising financial and strategic buyers with respect to, representations and warranties insurance policies.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the context in which reps and warranties insurance is an appropriate product to mitigate deal risk and distinguish a bid
  2. Understand the mechanics of reps and warranties insurance policies and the underwriting and claims processes
  3. Review the trends in the reps and warranties insurance market

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Jonathan Kim

Dechert LLP

Jonathan Kim focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, and leveraged finance matters. He represents strategic buyers and sellers and financial sponsors in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. In addition, he represents borrowers, equity sponsors, and lenders in domestic and international leveraged finance transactions in the United States and Asia, and advises on securities offerings of equity and debt.

Mr. Kim has been recognized as a leading corporate/M&A lawyer in New York by Chambers USA, a legal directory based on the opinions of clients and peers. Chambers USA cites him as being a “trusted, go-to partner” whose “attention to detail and drive in a transaction is fantastic.” In addition, he is also listed as a recommended lawyer for M&A in The Legal 500 (U.S.) and was recently selected as a Rising Star for M&A in the IFLR1000. Mr. Kim was also recognized in both 2015 and 2016 as one of Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars, which represents a listing of the brightest and most talented practitioners in the area of business law and related practices.

Jonathan Stott

Dechert LLP

Jonathan R. Stott focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and corporate governance issues. He represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, strategic buyers and sellers and venture capital firms across various industry sectors.

In 2017, Mr. Stott was selected as a Rising Star for M&A and private equity in the IFLR1000.


Alexander M.

Good course

Rob A.

Very Informative.

Jodi P.

Jon and Jon did a great job together and complemented each other’s presentations in a great dialog/chat format.

Frank M.

Very clear and helpful.

Mark U.

Thank you for a great program.

John S.

Good job by both

Kelly S.

Very cogent.

Jessie D.

Excellent presenters and materials. Very much appreciated the ranges of what is market.

Derek W.

excellent presentation

Marc Z.

This was definitely more an advanced subject for someone not focused in this area. That said the instructors were very knowledgable and had very good interactive chemistry in presenting their topic.

Paul H.

This was a really well done course with real practical/professional value. Appreciate your creating courses for private equity specialists as it is not a large practice area.

Jeff D.

An interesting exposition on an area of law in which I'll never participate.

George T.

Really good, great substantive knowledge.

Steven F.

Good introduction and identification of issues to consider.

Thomas C. R.

very knowledgeable

Mitzi G.

Great course!

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