Really, nothing. It is one of them, A Rose by Any Other Name Issues. This is not the name of the agreement, but the content that separates one NDA from another NOA or CDA. Some practitioners believe that the NDA is used in transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, while CDA is used for non-transactional matters, such as conducting services or consulting activities. That may be some truth, but the difference is only in the title. It is the content of the agreements that are negotiated and clarify the scope of the agreements and all their backs and don`ts. Jefferson does not perform master-CDAs. All CDAs executed by Jefferson contain a certain amount of confidential information and must be intended for a senior auditor designated for a potential project. A confidentiality agreement (NDA) can be considered unilateral, bilateral or multilateral: questions can sometimes be asked by friends and colleagues about the difference between a confidentiality agreement (also known by its acronym; “NOA”) and a confidentiality agreement (also known as its longer name; Confidential Disclosure Agreement or “CDA”).
There are many other variants of names for this type of agreement, depending on the part of the world and in the industry you practice, such as the proprietary information agreement, the secrecy agreement (Europeans like this agreement) and the Pinky-Swear-You-Won`t-Tell-Anyone agreement (I often enter with the 8-year-old neighbour). As NDAs and CDAs are the most frequently used names, I stick to these names. So what is the difference between an NDA and a CDA and the others? In California (and some other U.S. states), there are special circumstances regarding confidentiality agreements and non-compete clauses. California`s courts and legislatures have indicated that they value the mobility and entrepreneurship of a worker in general more than protectionist doctrines.   A bilateral NOA (sometimes referred to as bilateral NOA or bilateral NOA) consists of two parties for which both parties expect to be disclosed information to protect them from further disclosure. This type of NOA is common when companies are considering some kind of joint venture or merger. As soon as SP receives a fully executed CDA, the agreement is processed and a copy of its files is sent to IP. A multilateral NOA can be beneficial insofar as the parties concerned only re-examine, redevelop and implement it.
This advantage can, however, be offset by more complex negotiations, which may be necessary to enable the parties concerned to reach a unanimous consensus on a multilateral agreement. Just like a joker. I conducted an EDGAR search of 8K submissions for final merger agreements and critical information for May 2016, which yielded 34 results for “non-disclosure,” 54 results for “non-disclosure” and 207 results for “confidentiality agreement.” Of course, the timing of merger agreements was most likely not included in the research if they were not considered essential for investors who limited search results.