Mutual Confidentiality Agreement (Standard)

Key points and English template

On this page, we provide you with an overview of the most important aspects of a Standard Mutual Confidentiality Agreement in Switzerland, including the elements to be taken into account when drawing up the agreement.

Subsequently, we will provide you with a legally compliant template of a Standard Mutual Confidentiality Agreement  under Swiss law.

Use a Standard Mutual Confidentiality Agreement (Non Disclosure Agreement) if...

… you consider doing business and both parties need to access confidential information about each other

Key Points included in a Standard Mutual Confidentiality Agreement:

What is a Standard Mutual Confidentiality Agreement (Non Disclosure Agreement)?

A confidentiality agreement (also known as a non-disclosure agreement or “NDA”) is an agreement between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share for certain purposes but wish to restrict access to or by third parties.

NDAs’ key terms include who the information may be shared with – often on a “need to know” basis, for what purpose, the restrictions on its use and how long the parties should keep the information secret, even after the discussions have been terminated.

NDAs can be one-way (unilateral), where only one party is disclosing confidential material, or two-ways (mutual), that is both (or more than two) parties share information about themselves.

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