“Avoiding the ‘Boomerang’” (The M&A Journal)

May 2010

Mr. Aquila co-wrote an article with Kathy Bryan of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution titled, “Avoiding the Boomerang,’” published in the May 2010 issue of The M&A Journal. The article discussed ways to prevent conflict in the dealmaking process. The authors provided four techniques to include in deal discussions in order to avoid conflict: designing contractual incentives to cooperate; allocating risk fairly; using step negotiation effectively; and using third-party resolvers when appropriate.