Ogier is a silver sponsor for the forthcoming SPAC Conference being held at the Crowne Plaza, New York on 6 February.

The SPAC is the largest forum for networking and discussion of special purpose acquisition companies and alternative IPO techniques and is now the premier event for the sector, attended by investors, advisors, legal experts and other finance professionals.

BVI partner Michael Killourhy will be a panellist at the conference and partner Bradley Kruger and associate Michael Robinson (both based in Cayman) will also be attending.

Michael will be joining a panel entitled, How to Anticipate and Minimize Risks and Costs Pre- and Post-IPO, which will include discussion about:

  • the impact of competition from PE firms
  • mitigating cyber risks during due diligence
  • SPAC insurance coverage
  • satisfying regulatory filing requirements

Michael said: "Ogier has particular experience in the field of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies and our BVI office is recognised as a market leading advisory practice for BVI incorporated SPACs.

"Demand for SPACs in the US market remained strong last year, notwithstanding the effects of global trade tensions between the United States and certain of its partners. We anticipate that robust SPAC activity will continue into 2020, and Ogier is well-positioned to service this with expertise in BVI, Cayman and in the Channel Islands."

SPAC Conference 2020