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Securities Class Action Trends for Life Sciences, 2021: REPORT

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Insights Priya Cherian Huskins, Esq.Senior Vice President, Management LiabilityEditor, Management Liability/D&O May 10, 2022 /Management Liability/D&O While the life sciences sector has experienced a slowdown in IPO activity...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

California Court of Appeal Upholds Federal Forum Provision

In the first published decision of a court of appeal outside Delaware, on April 28, 2022, the California Court of Appeal in Wong v. Restoration Robotics, Case No. A161489, affirmed the trial court’s decision to enforce a...more

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U.S. Job Openings (and Quits) Hit All-Time Highs

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U.S. job openings remained strong, “with 11.5 million positions listed as available in March, underscoring the continuing strength of the labor market.” The number of workers voluntarily leaving jobs “also reached a high” in...more

King & Spalding

The Rise of Crypto SPACs

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Digital assets and special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) have been two of the hottest topics in the financial world over the past few years, and, unsurprisingly, the topics overlap with increasing frequency. We have...more

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SEC Proposes Rules Governing SPACs and De-SPAC Transactions

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The Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) market is facing both a new set of rules and amendments to rules already in place under the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Last month, the U.S....more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Capital Markets Compass | Issue 3

SEC’s Climate-Related Comment Letters – Avoiding Potential Pitfalls - In September 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provided a sample comment letter that included nine potential climate-related comments...more

White & Case LLP

US De-SPAC & SPAC data & statistics roundup - Q1 2022

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US De-SPAC M&A Commentary - US De-SPAC M&A deal value totaled US$8.13 billion from 16 De-SPAC deals in Q1 2022. This was significantly lower than the record US$155.43 billion of De-SPAC deal value from 81 deals reported at...more

Hogan Lovells

In re MultiPlan: De-SPAC transaction warrants entire fairness review - Corporate / M&A Decisions update series

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In In re MultiPlan Corp. Stockholders Litigation, C.A. No. 2021-0300-LWW, the Delaware Court of Chancery denied motions to dismiss a shareholder complaint filed against a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), its...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Les affaires sont les affaires, mais certaines activités comptent plus que d’autres lors d’une acquisition

Bonne nouvelle, les Autorités canadiennes en valeurs mobilières (« ACVM ») ont modifié et harmonisé leur approche en ce qui a trait à l’interprétation des obligations aux termes desquelles un émetteur est tenu d’inclure...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Life Sciences Snapshot – A Quarterly Report on Financing Trends – Q2 2022

This edition of Orrick’s life sciences publication series breaks down the key drivers of venture investment in the life sciences industry during Q1 2022, which saw some disruptions following a record year in 2021. Key...more

Hogan Lovells

In re Forum Mobile: Section 226(a)(3) cannot turn defunct business into blank check company - Corporate / M&A Decisions update...

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In In re Forum Mobile, Inc., C.A. No. 2020-0346-JTL (Del. Ch. Feb. 3, 2022), the Delaware Chancery Court held that Section 226(a)(3) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) does not authorize the court to appoint a...more

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

The SEC Moves to Close the (IPO) Back Door

On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules focused on special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and subsequent business combination transactions between SPACs and private operating...more

Woodruff Sawyer

What to Consider When Choosing a Trustee

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In what some are calling “The Great Wealth Transfer,” experts predict that boomers will give about $68 trillion to their heirs over the next 20 years. And this intergenerational transfer of wealth is not stopping there....more

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D&O Insurance for Foreign IPOs and Direct Listings

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Becoming a public company is a big undertaking for any private company; there is added complexity for foreign filers, which is to say private issuers incorporated under the laws of a country other than the United States. One...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

SEC Proposes Sweeping Rules Applicable to SPAC IPOs and De-SPAC Transactions

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On March 30, the commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission approved much-anticipated proposed rules relating to special purpose acquisition companies. Originally published in The Texas Lawbook, April 4,...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Business Is Business, But Some Acquired Businesses Are More Primary Than Others

In a welcome development, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has harmonized and updated its approach to interpreting the financial statement requirements in respect of an issuer’s “primary business” (Primary...more

Fenwick & West Life Sciences Group

Going Public Report: IPOs, SPACs and Direct Listings Facing Headwinds in 2022 After Record Year - 2021 Milestones and 2022 Outlook

Following a record-breaking year for IPOs and other going-public transactions in 2021, the beginning of 2022 has presented a challenging environment. That’s largely a result of volatile market conditions due to the ongoing...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

SEC Proposes New Rules for SPACs to Enhance Disclosure and Investor Protection

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Summary - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed new rules to address the way special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are regulated. The new rules would enhance the disclosure requirements of a...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

European SPACs: Guide to Regulatory Expectations - March 2022

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Special purpose acquisition companies (or SPACs) saw a significant increase in popularity in 2020, which has continued into 2021. This trend, which largely started in the United States, has spread to global capital markets...more

Cooley LLP

Is the SEC process for SPAC registration statements Kafkaesque?

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“Statement Regarding SPAC Matter,” is the latest from SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce. Seems completely anodyne, doesn’t it? But, as they say, looks can be deceiving. Instead, it’s a withering criticism of the SEC’s failure...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

SEC Releases Proposed Rules Targeting SPACs, Shell Companies and De-SPAC Transactions

Rule proposals, if adopted, would more closely align de-SPAC mergers with traditional IPOs with respect to disclosure requirements, marketing practices, and gatekeeper obligations. Proposed Rules would significantly...more

White & Case LLP

SEC Proposes Rules to Regulate SPACs

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On March 30, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in a three-to-one vote of its commissioners divided along political lines, approved the issuance of proposed rules regarding special purpose...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

SEC Proposes Extensive New Rules Applicable to SPACs and de-SPAC Transactions

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On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed a set of rules and amendments governing special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) that will, if adopted, impose significant new regulatory...more

Morgan Lewis

SEC’s Proposed Rules Aim to Protect Investors—Will They Stop SPACs in Their Tracks?

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed new rules and amendments relating to initial public offerings by special purpose acquisition companies and to business combinations involving shell companies and...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Has the SPAC Bubble Burst? Lessons Learned From the Early Days of SPAC Mania

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In this episode of “Don’t Take No for an Answer,” host Lynda A. Bennett is joined by Lowenstein Capital Markets & Securities partner Jared Kelly and Yelena Dunaevsky, Esq., Vice President, Transactional Insurance at Woodruff...more

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