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Maples Advises on all Cayman Islands SPACs Listed on Euronext in H1 2021

26 Aug 2021

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that its London Corporate practice has advised on all Cayman Islands Special Purpose Acquisition Companies ("SPACs") that have listed on Euronext Amsterdam so far this year. The team, led by Jack Marriott Partner and head of the London Corporate practice along with Associate Christopher Oliver, continue to be selected to act as Cayman Islands counsel on SPAC IPOs as a result of the firm's market-leading experience and comprehensive capabilities in this area.  

In its most recent role, the London team acted as Cayman Islands counsel for Crystal Peak Acquisition on its US$150 million initial public offering of 15,000,000 units and listing on Euronext, which included US$30 million in anchor investments. Earlier this year, the team advised Hedosophia European Growth on the Cayman Islands legal aspects of its SPAC IPO and listing on Euronext. These deals are the latest in a long line of public offerings, both in Europe and the United States, where the firm has been selected by clients to advise on SPAC IPOs and business combinations across a wide range of sectors.  

As European markets predict an increase in listings on Euronext Amsterdam and the London Stock Exchange in the latter half of 2021, the firm remains well-placed to support with SPAC IPOs and business combinations. For over a decade, the firm has led on the majority of all Cayman Islands SPAC IPOs, having acted on the first-ever Cayman Islands SPAC listing on Euronext in 2008.  

The Maples Group's unique ability to provide British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Irish and Luxembourg legal advice through its international law firm, Maples and Calder, in addition to its capacity to provide accountancy services, independent director services as well as ancillary governance and administrative services to SPAC-related entities through its fiduciary business, makes the Group the perfect choice for international businesses considering SPAC IPOs and business combinations in the US and Europe.

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