May 19, 2021 Webinar
12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT
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Please join Mayer Brown partners, Christopher Houpt, Brian Massengill, and Anna Pinedo, for the third session in the Banking & Financial Services Litigation webinar series.

This panel will discuss special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), including:

  • An overview of the SPAC market and the SPAC

May 18, 2021 Webinar
1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
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Given the increased interest in going public through a combination with a SPAC, many private companies may not have had an opportunity to complete a public company readiness assessment. Often, in light of the accelerated timelines associated with SPAC opportunities, public company preparations may

On April 29, 2021, Sen. John Kennedy (R) introduced the Sponsor Promote and Compensation (SPAC) Act (the “bill”), which would require the SEC to issue rules requiring enhanced disclosures for blank check companies, including SPACs, during the IPO and pre-merger stages.

Specifically, the SPAC Act calls for rules requiring the disclosure of:

  1. the amount of

April 20 – 22, 2021 | Live Webinar
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Hosted by Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), this three-day conference will combine four robust categories, including independent mortgage banking, secondary and capital markets, servicing, and technology into one event. The conference is intended for lenders and servicers, as well as technology, secondary market, and capital

Acting Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance, John Coates, provided additional comments on SPACs on April 8, 2021.  Acting Director Coates noted the “unprecedented surge” in SPAC activity.  He focused his comments on the legal liability that attaches to disclosures made in connection with the de-SPAC transaction and, in particular,

SEC Division of Corporation Finance Acting Director John Coates participated in a fireside chat on April 7, 2021 during the annual Global Capital Markets & the US Securities Laws program hosted by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

Acting Director Coates, when asked about his priorities at the SEC, mentioned three items: the “unprecedented surge” in

Privately held companies preparing for an initial public offering often undertake a public company readiness assessment and seek to identify the gaps that must be addressed prior to their becoming subject to the corporate governance and other rules applicable to public companies. Often, this assessment is conducted over a period of months and the IPO

April 19, 2021 Webinar
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Mayer Brown invites you to the Practising Law Institute’s The SPAC Life Cycle: Business, Legal and Accounting Considerations 2021 virtual forum.

This all-day event is made up of a number of panels that will provide a comprehensive examination of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and the various business,