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SPACs in Renewable Energy and Green Infrastructure: Structuring Transactions, Issues for Sponsors and Investors

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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This CLE course will provide renewable energy counsel and advisers an in-depth analysis of key challenges for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in renewable energy and green infrastructure. The panel will discuss the formation, tax considerations for structuring transactions, and key challenges for sponsors and investors.


The increase in SPACs targeting the renewable energy sector is part of a larger trend towards ESG-driven investing. Energy counsel, investors, and sponsors must navigate complex legal, tax, and business challenges associated with SPACs to take advantage of the opportunities they present.

A SPAC is a shell company with no operations listed on a stock exchange to acquire a private company without going through the traditional IPO process. A carefully structured SPAC can facilitate the growth and development of clean energy, but counsel must take various constraints and special considerations into account.

Listen as our panel discusses issues for SPAC formation, tax considerations for structuring transactions, and key challenges for sponsors and investors.



  1. Recent developments of SPACs in renewable energy
  2. Overview of SPACs and key features
  3. Structuring considerations and issues of concern for sponsors and investors
  4. Tax considerations
  5. Best practices for counsel, sponsors, and investors


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Determining the structure of SPACs and other types of investment vehicles for renewables
  • How do the incentives created under SPACs differ for the sponsor and the investors?
  • What are the potential tax consequences to investors?


Dundon, Mark
Mark Dundon, P.C.

Kirkland & Ellis

Mr. Dundon's practice focuses on the tax aspects of complex mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures,...  |  Read More

Morgan, Sarah
Sarah K. Morgan

Vinson & Elkins

Ms. Morgan co-heads V&E’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practice group and is a member of...  |  Read More

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