M&A: Cyber security and data privacy risks

A joint webinar by CRMG & Collyer Bristow


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Cyber risk is a critical threat to any successful merger and acquisition in today’s business environment, making cyber risk an important element of M&A due diligence activity. Cyber risk issues that are uncovered during or after an M&A process, can dramatically raise costs, reduce the value of a business, and introduce unwelcome disruption. Verifying the security posture of the organisation in question is key.

In this interactive webinar, based around a case study of a company merger, Howard Ricklow, a partner in Collyer Bristow’s Corporate & Data Privacy Team, and Simon Rycroft, Co-Founder & Director at Cyber Risk Management Group (CRMG) discuss the legal, cyber risk and data privacy aspects of a merger scenario, including considerations leading up to and following the merger – along with how to respond if a breach occurs.

During the webinar, you will learn:

  • The legal process involved in a merger as it pertains to the handling of personal and sensitive data, including due diligence; GDPR compliance; warranties and indemnities and the legal requirements;
  • The steps that a company must take to detect the cyber risks and threats it faces;
  • How to detect and respond to a data breach; and
  • How to prevent a breach from happening in the future.

Disclaimer: This content is provided for general information only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Appropriate legal or other professional opinion should be taken before taking or omitting to take any action in respect of any specific problem. Collyer Bristow LLP accepts no liability for any loss or damage which may arise from reliance on information contained in this material.

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