12.4 Rights of Third Parties. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary, nothing in this Agreement or the Transaction Documents, expressed or implied, is intended to confer upon any Person any legal or equitable rights hereunder, other than the Parties or their successors and permitted assigns.
12.5 Expenses. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, each Party shall bear its own costs and expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby whether or not such transactions shall be consummated, including all fees of its legal counsel, financial advisers and accountants. All required documentary, filing and recording fees and expenses in connection with the filing and recording of the assignments, conveyances or other instruments required to convey title to the Assets shall be borne by Buyer.
12.6 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Any facsimile or other electronic copies hereof or signature hereon shall, for all purposes, be deemed originals.
12.7 Entire Agreement. This Agreement (together with the Appendixes, Exhibits and Schedules hereto) and the Transaction Documents and the Confidentiality Agreement, constitute the entire agreement among the Parties and supersede any other agreements or representations, whether written or oral, that may have been made or entered into by or among any of the Parties or any of their respective Affiliates relating in any way to the transactions contemplated hereby or the subject matter of this Agreement. Each Party agrees not to assert that it did not understand it, that it mistakenly signed it, that it signed under duress or coercion, that it lacks mental or other capacity, that one Party has discriminated against the other Party in any way or that it has made any representations or has any understanding or agreement other than as set forth in this Agreement, which fully recites all agreements the Parties have.
12.8 No Partnership. This Agreement does not give rise now or in the future to an agency or partnership relationship among Sellers and their respective Affiliates, on one hand, and Buyer and its Affiliates, on the other hand. It is not the intention of the Parties to form, and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as forming, a partnership or joint venture among Buyer and Sellers. Each Party agrees that Sellers, on one hand, and Buyer, on the other hand, have not been, are not and will not be a fiduciary, partner or joint venturer to the other or to any of Buyers or Sellers Affiliates, as applicable, and each Party agrees not to assert that Sellers, on one hand, and Buyer, on the other hand, have ever acted as a fiduciary with respect to any aspect of the activities contemplated herein.
12.9 Amendments. This Agreement may be amended or modified in whole or in part, and terms and conditions may be waived, only by a duly authorized agreement in writing which makes reference to this Agreement executed by each of the Parties.
12.10 Publicity. All press releases or other public communications of any nature whatsoever relating to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and the method of the release for publication thereof, shall be subject to the prior written consent of Buyer and Sellers, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed by such Party; provided, however, that nothing herein shall prevent a Party from publishing such press releases