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Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)

A global leader in SPACs.

Freshfields handles all elements of the SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) and de-SPAC process—from the SPAC's formation and IPO to the subsequent business combination—with top-tier M&A, capital markets, corporate governance, tax and benefits lawyers.

With dozens of SPAC transactions under our belts and longstanding relationships with all constituencies, including the investment banks, PIPE investors, sponsors, legal advisors and PR firms, we have the stature to successfully resolve sticking points and the temperament to work constructively with all major players in the SPAC and de-SPAC process.

We leverage our deep experience navigating the SEC and other global regulators alongside the legal, contractual and disclosure issues on which the regulators, the exchanges, the merger parties and their advisors will be most focused to drive an efficient, seamless process from start-to-finish.

Freshfields is particularly strong on cross-border SPAC matters, and has deep familiarity with the specific securities and tax issues they raise. With 2,800 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, we are uniquely poised to assist on these matters.

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  • Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)
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Meet the team