Our confidentiality-agreement template allows you to create, by providing answers to an interview, a one-way or mutual confidentiality agreement for different contexts: commercial, employment, mergers and acquisitions
It doesn’t attempt to cover all possible topics. In particular, it doesn't attempt to delve too deeply into M&A provisions.
But it allows vastly more customization than anything else out there. In the process, it weeds out what doesn’t make sense, and it uses language that complies with the guidelines in Ken Adams’s groundbreaking book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. The result is confidentiality agreements that are clearer, more concise, and more relevant. That saves time and money, it makes for better deal outcomes, it reduces risk, and it improves the morale of those who work with contracts.
All our templates will be a work in progress. We expect to add new provisions and add and remove customization. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
To access our confidentiality agreement template, go to our XpressDox site, here.
Our template includes guidance that aims to help you understand what’s at stake in how you answer questions in the interview. If we have too much to say to fit it conveniently in the interview, we put the complete guidance on our website and include a link in the interview.
Necessarily, our interview guidance doesn’t address issues unrelated to the questions. In particular, it doesn’t explain why we didn’t include in our template some provisions you often see in confidentiality agreements. For information on that and anything else we think relevant, see the list below. We will supplement that list as we discover other resources and as readers recommend other resources to us.