Ari Edelman - McDermott Will & Emery


Ari is a global transactions partner in McDermott’s capital markets group. Ari focuses on a variety of corporate finance transactions, including U.S. and cross-border capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and corporate governance for public and private companies. Ari represents operating companies, investors and investment banking firms in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions. Ari also advises clients on fiduciary duties, corporate governance, executive compensation and disclosure compliance. Ari’s clients are located, and/or transact, across the globe in a broad range of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, real estate, asset management, technology, energy, and entertainment. Ari’s roster of clients includes numerous publicly traded companies, numerous global financial services firms and several venture capital firms.


  • Represented CHW Acquisition Corporation (“CHW”), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its business combination with Wag Labs, Inc. (“Wag”)
  • Represented Innovative International Acquisition Corp. (Innovative), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, in its definitive merger agreement with Zoomcar
  • Represented Zura Bio Limited in connection with its agreement to a de-SPAC merger with JATT Acquisition Corp.
  • Represented Zura Bio Limited, a multi-asset clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel medicines for immune and inflammatory disorders, in a private placement of ordinary shares
  • Representing North Atlantic Acquisition Corporation in its $1.3B de-SPAC acquisition of TeleSign
  • Represented FTAC Emerald Acquisition, underwritten by Goldman Sachs, in its initial public offering
  • Represented Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., an all women-led special purpose acquisition company, underwritten by Citigroup, in its US $250 million initial public offering

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Fordham University School of Law, JD, 2005
Yeshiva University, BA, summa cum laude, 2000

New York