COVID-19 not only created a moment for e-signature last year, it may have also cemented its dominance in M&A deals post-pandemic. But while companies and attorneys are actively embracing those tools, national and local regulations could hinder wider usage of the software.

To be sure, lawyers and their clients were leveraging e-signature during M&A matters long before COVID-19, but the pandemic grew and solidified its place in the dealmaking process, lawyers said.