An ASD is a fairly accurate business example for real events: Mom and Dad help with their son`s expenses for the first few months he works, but pretty quickly he is able to take care of everything on his own. It`s not that an ASD on his face is complex; But that`s what`s in the TSA agreement, which brings a lot of headaches and potential hiccups. A Transitional Service Agreement (TSA) is an agreement between buyers and sellers, under which the seller concludes his services and know-how with the buyer for a certain period of time, in order to support and allow the buyer his new assets, infrastructure, systems, etc. The recent growth in divestment and carve-out agreements in the AM landscape, including the financial sector, has once again focused on transition services agreements (ASDs), which are generally included in these transactions. ASDs can facilitate a transaction agreement by allowing a seller to continue delivering the divested transaction for a period after closing, providing operational continuity, while the parties try to unravel joint transactions and create integration with the buyer or define the objective as a separate entity. While the parties may be tempted to resolve issues earlier in the contract process in order to limit the scope or duration of an ASD, in practice, the type of services usually required as part of an ASD in a financial services activity indicates that it is likely that it is impossible to completely move to the close commercially and operationally. As a result, the teams at M-A-Deal must work with legal advisors to meet the new requirements. Buyers and sellers should determine at an early stage in the agreement process which third-party agreements can be concluded or replaced. The guidelines require suppliers to obtain pre-contract authorization and to require suppliers (who are sellers under the TSA) to abbreviate key concepts such as audit fees. Sellers may need to obtain the approval of existing outsourced service providers to continue to provide the corresponding services to the buyer. Buyers may require sellers to seek appropriate subcontracting flow rights in such conversations, but this requirement is a larger requirement that may result in additional costs that need to be incorporated into the commercial mechanics of the A-Deals, and will likely be a more difficult point to negotiate with third parties. It is significant that the guidelines do not address the commercial aspects of the agreements.