Analysis

WeWork IPO Filing Reveals Legal, Governance Risks

Law360 (August 15, 2019, 9:57 PM EDT) -- Office-rental giant WeWork’s filing for an initial public offering, which could pave the way for another blockbuster deal in a banner year for IPOs, also reveals an array of legal, corporate governance, and economic risks that could give the company headaches down the road.

WeWork parent The We Co. on Wednesday filed its highly anticipated registration statement, which preliminarily estimates the company will raise $1 billion. The final sum may be much larger after WeWork updates its filing with concrete terms, possibly in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, investors and attorneys can pore over WeWork’s filing for clues about the workspace...

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