Practice Area Insights — SPACs: Here to Stay?

7 Min View By: Frantz Jacques

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, have attracted tremendous attention in recent years, with a spike in SPAC IPOs in 2021 since tempered by increased litigation and scrutiny from regulators. In this video, Business Law Today author Frantz Jacques, who has written about the evolution of the SPAC landscape, delves into the driving forces behind SPACs’ meteoric rise; recent developments including the SEC’s SPAC rules proposal; and what’s next in the SPAC world.

Read more about the video’s featured speaker below:

Frantz Jacques

Mr. Jacques is a corporate attorney whose practice area focuses on fintech law, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, corporate governance, securities regulation, ESG matters, and cross-border transactions.  He has provided value added legal counsel to clients in all aspects of the business lifecycle, from: business formation; capital formation; buying, selling and divesting assets; to executing exit strategies. Mr. Jacques is the Chair of the DC Bar CFSL Community, Committee on FinTech Regulation & Enforcement; and the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in Business and Finance.  Mr. Jacques is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center with a Master of Laws in Securities and Financial Regulation.  While at Georgetown Law, he was an Articles Editor for the Journal of International Economic Law, a board member of the Securities and Financial Law Organization, and served as a teaching assistant in the SEC University Office of Graduate Programs.  He also served as team coordinator of a consortium of Georgetown University Law Center Trade Law Clinic and Trapca members providing technical assistance to the African Union for the drafting and negotiation of the Continental Free Trade Area Dispute Settlement Chapter.  Mr. Jacques is a board member of Patrick’s Kids Foundation, and Haiti Projects. 

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