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Managing Litigation Risks in De-SPAC Transactions

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As SPAC litigation continues to proliferate, it is more important than ever that officers and directors of companies undertaking a de-SPAC transaction be mindful of litigation risks and adopt strategies for managing them. After all, a de-SPAC transaction—by definition—thrusts a formerly private enterprise into the more litigious world of publicly traded companies.

This presentation will survey the different types of securities and M&A litigation arising from de-SPAC transactions—including Delaware fiduciary duty litigation, federal securities class actions, derivative lawsuits, SEC investigations, and de-SPAC counterparty litigation. It will also address the circumstances and factual allegations commonly giving rise to these types of litigation, with a particular focus on proxy disclosures and short seller reports. Lastly, the presentation will set out steps that companies can take to minimize the risks of litigation during the de-SPAC deal process and after the target has become a publicly traded entity.

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12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET | Webcast


This information is provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice.