Checklist - Corporate Due Diligence

Key issues for you to watch out for

The Problem

You are going to make a corporate acquisition and need to know what to look for in the transaction documents you are reviewing.

Related challenges include: 

  • the business complains if due diligence takes too long
  • having legal counsel review every document is not feasible from a time or cost perspective
  • conducting each review of every document to a common standard is almost impossible
  • even the best people have an off day and miss things
  • non-lawyers / junior lawyers can take a long time to train to conduct due diligence
  • you want due diligence performed to a common standard
  • you need to empower your business to do more for itself

The web has lots of checklists – but are they any good?

The GLS Solution

This GLS checklist™ flags the key issues you need to be aware of when conducting due diligence.  

This checklist is for the key legal issues that need to be flagged in a due diligence excercise.

Useful to both legal teams and lay-persons, this GLS Checklist™ flags what is important and/or unique in each agreement, and includes a brief explanation as to why.

Conveniently, each checklist flags what is a truly “material” risk area and what is not – allowing you to conduct efficient and proportionate due diligence.  

There are plenty of checklists found on the Web but few are regularly maintained by a legal services group dedicated to empowering you to achieve more yourself.

Problem solved.

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes


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Human Capital


GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.

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