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Corporate Finance/M&A

15 July 2020
Gwenaëlle de Kerviler How to close a deal during lockdown… and in the future

France - AyacheSalama

Closing is the ultimate stage in an M&A transaction where all parties meet to seal – and celebrate – their agreement; however, it can be a traumatic process due to the time spent in meeting rooms signing and initialising contracts. Lawyers and clients have long hoped for change in this regard. During the COVID-19 lockdown, signs of a change emerged in the form of electronic signatures, as contracts could not be signed in person and scheduled closings were either dematerialised or delayed.

Authors: Gwenaëlle de Kerviler, Alain Levy, Valérie Attia
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