30 April 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus disease has caused great uncertainty and disrupted the operations of businesses in Singapore and around the world. The exceptional measures adopted by various governments to cope with the crisis, such as lockdown of areas or transnational borders, travel restrictions, shutdown of workplaces and mandatory quarantine orders have resulted in considerable operational difficulties and disruptions. While merger and acquisition (“M&A”) activity has undoubtedly been affected as a result, there are still transactions being explored as investors seek value accretion in these uncertain times. With transaction risks rising in tandem as well, this article seeks to set out certain steps which parties intending to enter into M&A transactions may wish to consider.

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Further information

Allen & Gledhill has a Covid-19 Resource Centre on our website www.allenandgledhill.com that contains knowhow and materials on legal and regulatory aspects of the Covid-19 crisis.

In addition, we have a cross-disciplinary Covid-19 Legal Task Force consisting of Partners across various practice areas to provide rapid assistance. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at covid19taskforce@allenandgledhill.com.