Fenwick’s leading corporate lawyers help companies navigate the complex process of choosing to go public through a traditional IPO, a direct listing or the increasingly popular SPAC transaction.

We have substantial experience in structuring and executing SPAC transactions, using a cross-functional team of capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and other corporate lawyers. We help clients navigate the SPAC process at all stages, from banker engagement to letter of intent (LOI) with a selected SPAC, through public announcement and S-4 filing to successful closing, while also helping companies to plan and prepare for life as a listed public company.

Known for our deep experience in the industries SPACs are targeting—including technology, life sciences, digital health, autonomous transportation and fintech—our lawyers leverage longstanding relationships with sponsors and investment banks to provide a seamless client experience.

We guide clients through the full SPAC transaction lifecycle, including:

  • Structuring and negotiation of an LOI
  • Preparation and negotiation of definitive transaction agreements
  • Public company readiness and SEC filings and
  • Transitioning to, and sustaining, a successful publicly traded company


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