Another type of standstill agreement is in place when two or more parties agree not to deal with other parties on a given issue for a given period of time. For example, as part of a merger or acquisition negotiation of target buyers and potential buyers, they may agree not to solicit or participate in acquisitions with other parties. The agreement strengthens the parties` incentives to invest in negotiation and due diligence, while respecting their own potential agreement. In Russell, the parties did not understand the structure and intent of the practical law proposal. The model suspends the limitation period, so that at the end of the standstill period, the parties are in the same situation as at the time of the conclusion of the agreement. .