I’ve noticed that in most one-way confidentiality agreements, the disclosing party is listed first in the introductory clause. That prompted me to speculate whether in other kinds of contracts there’s a generally accepted order in which the parties are listed in the introductory clause.
On the other hand, there’s the urge to put your client, or your company, first. That could account for a majority of disclosing-party-first instances.
Which tendency has the upper hand? I await your comments on this gripping issue.