M&A and Open Source During Uncertain Times

Presented by

Alessandra Simmons, Goodwin Law; Steven Argentieri, Goodwin Law; Brad Goldring, GTC Law; Carlos Cheung, FOSSA

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We live in unprecedented times but many companies are using the uncertainty as an opportunity to grow by either merging or being acquired. But what was once an already complex process, modifications to the M&A open source process is mandatory. Join our panel discussion with legal counsel and M&A experts Alessandra Simmons, (Goodwin Law); Steven Argentieri, Goodwin Law; and Brad Goldring from GTC Law as they discuss: - M&A due diligence: trends before and during a pandemic - Due diligence limitations during the pandemic - Risk factors in M&A due diligence - Differentiating between open source consumer versus contributor - Best practices on navigating through uncertain times
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