Thursday, January 10, 2019

Top 10 Practice Tips: Lock-up Agreements - Free Writings Perspectives

In connection with securities offerings, the underwriters or placement agents generally negotiate a lock-up agreement with the issuer, as well as with the issuer’s directors, officers, and, in the case of initial public offerings, control persons. The lock-up agreements provide the underwriters or placement agents with some assurance that new issuer securities will not be sold immediately following the proposed offering the sale of which might disrupt the trading market for the offered securities. Below are 10 practice points to consider in drafting and negotiating lock-up agreements

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