April 11, 2024

Deal Lawyers Download Podcast: The SEC’s New SPAC Rules

In our latest Deal Lawyers Download Podcast, Michael Heinz, co-head of Sidley’s SPAC practice, joined me to discuss the SEC’s new SPAC rules.  We addressed the following topics in this 12 minute podcast:

– Overview of the SEC’s new SPAC rules
– Elimination of safe harbor for projections and enhanced liability for deSPAC targets
– SEC’s guidance on underwriter status and application of Investment Company Act
– Advice for sponsors, potential targets and advisors about managing SPAC deals

We’re always looking for new podcast content, so if you have something you’d like to talk about, please reach out to me at or Meredith at We’re wide open when it comes to topics – an interesting new judicial decision, other legal or market developments, best practices, war stories, tips on handling deal issues, interesting side gigs, or anything else you think might be of interest to the members of our community are all fair game.

John Jenkins