In this edition of our series "Responding to COVID-19 - Board Business" and to assist boards in navigating the M&A process in this unprecedented environment, we look at some immediate challenges for Boards and deal makers as the disruptive effects continue to intensify across all sectors of the economy.
We focus on the following three key legal areas for boards who are in the midst of:
Contemplating a transaction
Post-signing with a completion date in the future
We also identify a number of lessons we can learn from the global financial crisis in 2008 in terms of transaction planning and risk mitigation.
We have also addressed some practical questions relating to transactions and issues which now arise due to the new requirements around physical distancing and remote working, points which remain of interest to the Board as they will ultimately ensure a smooth completion if addressed as early as possible.