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SPAC to the Future? SEC Takes Aim at the De-SPAC

USA - April 11 2022 The SEC has issued its long-awaited rule proposals regarding SPACs and de-SPACs. The proposals, if adopted, will significantly alter the de-SPAC…

Valerie Jacob, Pamela Marcogliese

2021 De-SPAC Debrief

USA - January 24 2022 We’re pleased to announce Freshfields’ 2021 De-SPAC Debrief: A comprehensive review of all de-SPAC transactions that closed in 2021. 2021 was a…

Andrea Basham, Sebastian Fain, Valerie Jacob, Pamela Marcogliese, Paul Tiger

Delaware Chancery Court Issues First SPAC Decision

USA - January 11 2022 In a much-anticipated decision, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued its first opinion involving shareholder challenges to de-SPAC transactions…

Nicholas A. Caselli, Mary Eaton, Sebastian Fain

SEC Modifies Shareholder Proposal Rules, Making it More Difficult for Companies to Exclude ESG Proposals

USA - December 19 2021 In November 2021, the SEC issued new guidance regarding the shareholder proposal process in Staff Legal Bulletin 14L, reversing company-friendly…

Valerie Ford Jacob

SEC Adopts New Rules and Clarifies Timing for Mandatory Trading Suspension of US-Listed Chinese Companies

USA - December 5 2021 On December 2, 2021, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new rules which further implement requirements and clarified the timing…

Arun Balasubramanian, Jeremy Barr, Calvin Lai, Sarah Solum, Tracy Zhang