Dean Bennett

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Dean is Counsel within the Corporate Group in the Cayman Islands and global co-head of SPACs.

Dean advises on a wide variety of corporate, securities and finance transactions with a particular focus on equity offerings (including special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) offerings), mergers and acquisitions (including public M&A, take privates and SPAC M&A), corporate restructurings and derivatives, structured products and repurchase and securities lending transactions. Dean co-authors the Legal 500 M&A Country Comparative Guide (Cayman Islands Chapter) and Mondaq M&A Comparative Guide (Cayman Islands Chapter).

Dean is experienced with ISDA and other industry standard trading and collateral documentation and regularly advises the sell and buy-side on netting, collateral and insolvency issues.

Dean is a member of Appleby’s technology and innovation group, supporting clients working on blockchain, AI, fintech and other emerging technologies.

Prior to joining Appleby, Dean was an Associate in the Structured Capital Markets team at Baker & McKenzie LLP in London, where he worked in the areas of capital markets, derivatives, financial regulation and structured finance. Dean also spent six months in Baker & McKenzie’s Moscow office working on a wide range of corporate and finance transactions across the CIS region. During his time at his previous law firm, Dean co-authored several articles and presented on derivatives regulation, clearing and regulatory capital.

EDUCATION:

University of Kent (England), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), First Class Honours.

Updates

1 Nov 2022 | Deals

Appleby advises Endurance Acquisition Corp. on its de-SPAC business combination with SatixFy Communications Ltd.

Appleby is pleased to have acted as Cayman Islands legal counsel to Endurance Acquisition Corp. (NAS...

Contributors: Dean Bennett
5 Oct 2022 | Deals

Appleby advises Silver Crest Acquisition Corporation on successful completion of US$1.4 billion de-spac with Tims China

Appleby is pleased to have acted as Cayman Islands legal counsel to Silver Crest Acquisition Corpora...

Contributors: Dean Bennett
20 May 2022 | Deals

Appleby advises Artisan Acquisition Corp. on its de-SPAC Business Combination with Prenetics Group Limited

Appleby is pleased to have acted as Cayman Islands legal counsel to Artisan Acquisition Corp. on its...

9 Mar 2022

Appleby advises Endurance Acquisition Corp. on its de-SPAC Business Combination with SatixFy Communications Ltd.

Appleby is acting as Cayman Islands counsel to Endurance Acquisition Corp., a NASDAQ-listed special ...

1 Nov 2021

Appleby Welcomes Changes to the Cayman Islands Restructuring Regime

Highly anticipated amendments to the Cayman Islands’ insolvency and restructuring regime have now ...

20 Jul 2021 | Deals

Appleby acts as Cayman counsel on Black Spade Acquisition Co's USD150 Million SPAC IPO

Black Spade Acquisition Co is sponsored by Black Spade Sponsor LLC, an affiliate of Black Spade Capi...

8 Jul 2021

Appleby acts as Cayman counsel on Gobi Acquisition Corp.’s $250M SPAC IPO

Appleby acted as Cayman counsel to Gobi Acquisition Corp. on its $250,000,000 SPAC IPO on NASDAQ.

Contributors: Dean Bennett

Publications

25 Oct 2022

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Guide 2022 – Cayman Islands update

This country-specific guide provides an overview of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) laws and regulation...

Contributors: Dean Bennett
16 Jun 2022

Appleby contributes Cayman chapter to Chambers’ Blockchain 2022

Appleby has authored the Cayman Islands chapter of Chambers and Partners’ “Blockchain 2022” gu...

22 Jun 2021

Appleby contributes Cayman chapter to Chambers’ Blockchain 2021

Appleby has authored the Cayman Islands chapter of Chambers and Partners’ “Blockchain 2021” gu...

21 May 2021

2021 - A Jekyll and Hyde Year for SPACs

In this article we offer our views on why this has happened and look ahead to the future for SPACs a...

Contributors: Dean Bennett
13 May 2021

Cayman Islands: Mergers & Acquisitions Comparative Guide

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulati...

Contributors: Dean Bennett, Vance Power
13 Aug 2020

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACS) make a comeback

In this global article on SPACs we revisit the basics, then look to each of our key jurisdictions fo...

27 Jul 2020

The use of Cayman Islands Structures for SPAC IPOs

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), also known as “blank cheque companies” or “shel...

Contributors: Dean Bennett
19 Jun 2020

Appleby authors Cayman Islands chapter of inaugural Blockchain 2020 Guide for Chambers Global

Appleby has authored the Cayman Islands chapter of Chambers and Partners’ inaugural “Blockchain ...

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