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Addressing Economic Disruption in M&A Transaction Disputes

Stemming from the economic disruption caused by the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing an uptick in the volume of disputes from transactions and terminated transactions. Though a common issue, there is a high level of diversity in these matters. In fact, some situations have experienced compounding problems, such as an international oil price war.

At the same time, expert work has transitioned to virtual execution, resolution of disputes outside of courtroom trials has increased through use of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration, and an increase in the use of expert services for settlement negotiations is evident.

Our team of experienced professionals is ready to respond to these dynamic circumstances. As you grapple with the landscape, consider the use of our commercial disputes experts to help you with:

Changing Business and M&A Market Outlooks

Provide real-time current assessments of valuation, damages, accounting calculations, and other transaction-related disputes.

Lost Profits Damages Quantifications for CARES Act or Business Interruption Claims

Provide quantification of damages and draw upon industry-specific expertise such as healthcare provider industry expertise.

Mediation Advisory and Settlement Purposes Consulting Services

In addition to expert services for court or arbitration purposes, we also offer mediation and settlement consulting services.

Neutral Arbitration Services

Provide independent neutral arbitrator services in valuation, damages, accounting calculations, and transaction disputes.

Virtual Delivery of Services

Provide virtual alternatives to any planned in-person testimony, court appearances, meetings, interviews, or events involving clients to reduce face-to-face contact. Our firm was built to be a mobile workforce with the capability to deliver services virtually when needed.

© Copyright 2020. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and not necessarily the views of Ankura Consulting Group, LLC., its management, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, or its other professionals. Ankura is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice.

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f-distress, f-risk, valuation advisory, accounting disputes, disputes, expert testimony, mergers & acquisitions, transactions, memo

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