Frank Aquila


Aquila is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He has received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement twice, first in 2005 and again in 2010. Aquila was named a 2009 "Dealmaker of the Year" by The American Lawyer and was the 2010 recipient of the Atlas Award as the Global M&A Lawyer of the Year. In 2009 Aquila was selected by the American Bar Association as one of its "Legal Rebels"—50 innovators who are remaking the legal profession. Aquila is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Frank Aquila

Articles by Frank Aquila



  • M&A: Behind the Boom in Unsolicited Bids
    The availability of cash to financially strong strategic buyers and weakened takeover defenses at target companies appear to be fueling the action
  • The Real 'Truth' About Debt and Taxes
    Both sides in the debate over the national deficit ignore the keys to economic growth and manageable debt—at America's peril, says Frank Aquila
  • Time to Bring U.S. Corporate Profits Home
    American businesses have massive profits overseas. Unless U.S. tax policy is changed, that's where the cash will stay, says columnist Frank Aquila
  • Taming the Litigation Beast
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek columnist Frank Aquila offers some fresh approaches for companies to resolve legal disputes before they hit the…



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