April 15, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 pm EDT

This program, hosted by PLI and chaired by Mayer Brown partner, Eddie Best, provides a comprehensive discussion of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) with a focus on key business, legal, SEC reporting and accounting developments and considerations in each phase of the SPAC’s finite, fast-paced life

The year already began with a stir—a divided SEC adopted final rules addressing the treatment of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). The SEC took into account only a number of the issues raised by market participants during the comment period (see our Legal Update here). But there’s much more to come. Despite some recent

On January 24, 2024, as we previously posted, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized the rules for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Anna Pinedo, joined Yelena Dunaevsky, Senior Vice President, Transactional Insurance at Woodruff Sawyer, and founder of Women in SPACs, for a discussion.

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In 2022, the SEC proposed significant amendments to the rules and forms addressing the treatment of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) in connection with their initial public offerings (“IPOs”) and subsequent de-SPAC transactions. The proposed amendments were quite controversial and had a chilling

On January 24, 2024, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted new rules and amendments to existing rules and forms (the “Final Rules”) addressing (i) the treatment under the securities laws of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) in connection with their IPOs and their subsequent business combination transactions (“de-SPAC transactions”) with target operating

As we previously posted, the Securities and Exchange Commission held an open meeting this morning to consider and vote on whether to adopt final rules regarding SPAC IPOs and business combinations (de-SPAC transactions).  During the open meeting, Chair Gensler citing Aristotle, noted yet again a desire to treat “like as like” and, in that

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced as part of its agenda for its January 24, 2024 open meeting that it will consider whether to adopt new rules and amendments to disclosures in initial public offerings (“IPOs”) by special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) and in subsequent business combination transactions between SPACs and target companies

We just published a new edition of Corporate Finance and the Securities Laws. This is the seventh edition.  A new edition provides an opportunity to go through the whole book and evaluate the organization of it, whether there is material that is outdated and needs refreshing (beyond that undertaken in connection with regular annual updates)

On July 17, 2023, the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance (“Division”) released another Sample Letter (“Letter”) that outlines the disclosures that the Staff is focused on in relation to companies based or having the majority of their operations in the People’s Republic of China (“China-based Companies”).  Our discussion on the Division’s

This practice note discusses 10 practice points that can help you, as counsel to a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) or its placement agent, execute a private investment in public equity (PIPE) transaction alongside a SPAC business combination transaction. A SPAC is a public shell company that uses proceeds from its initial public offering (IPO)