Frank Aquila Talks to The American Lawyer on Dealmaking During the Pandemic

April 8, 2021

Frank Aquila, Global Head of M&A, spoke to The American Lawyer for an article on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way deals get done, and which of these changes might become permanent.
Frank expects virtual meetings with clients will continue to be the norm even after the crisis subsides. “When you're on Zoom, or you're on a conference call, and not sitting around a conference table, the dynamics are just different; there's more focus on efficiency and getting it done,” he said. He also said clients will likely continue to prefer remote dealmaking as a cost-effective and streamlined alternative to in-person negotiations—and noted that such meetings also better facilitate confidentiality. To read the full article, click here.