David Ni

Capital Markets Partner



David Ni represents issuers, underwriters and selling securityholders in a variety of public and private offerings, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, acquisition and leveraged finance transactions, debt restructurings, liability management transactions, SPAC initial public offerings and “de-SPACings,” remarketings, at-the-market offerings, bank note offerings and medium-term notes offerings. He counsels companies on a variety of products, including debt (investment grade and high-yield), common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, warrants, trust preferreds, regulatory capital, Eurobonds, convertible notes and other hybrid securities. He works across a diverse range of industries, including energy, technology, media and telecommunications, life sciences and financial services. David serves as co-leader of the firm’s Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) group.

David regularly advises public companies regarding corporate governance matters, ongoing reporting obligations and exchange listing requirements.

Prior to joining Sidley, David was a capital markets partner at another global law firm. In addition, he completed secondments at the equity capital markets desk of a prominent bulge bracket investment bank and the Office of the Prosecution at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.


9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Thursday December 8, 2022

Plumbing the PIPEs: SPACs and Private Equity

  • Why raising private equity is a critical component in closing deals
  • Understanding the growing trend towards creating a backstop against redemptions
  • Identifying reliable capital sources
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