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International Financial Law Virtual Conference

20 Sep - 22 Sep 2021

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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have been a prominent feature of capital markets and M&A deals in the past year.   This panel composed of seasoned lawyers from both sides of the Atlantic and a banker will both provide a SPAC primer (What are SPACs? How are they structured?  How do they operate?) and address recent developments and market trends.  Upcoming changes in the regulatory framework will be described, including increased regulatory scrutiny in the US, relaxation of the UK listing rules, and how that is likely to impact other markets, each trying to attract a piece of the cake. De-SPACing transactions (what’s in a name?) will also receive attention in view of the number of SPACs out there urgently looking for targets.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Trevor Norwitz Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, New York, USA; Vice Chair, Securities Law Committee
Jan Peeters Stibbe, Brussels, Belgium; Corporate Counsel Forum Liaison Officer, Securities Law Committee


Esther Chang Mayer Brown, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Chuba Ezenwa Citigroup, London, England
Raaj Narayan Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York, New York, USA
Will Pearce Davis Polk & Wardwell, London, England

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