Crain’s New York Business named New York partner Noam Haberman among its 2020 Rising Stars in Real Estate, which highlights “the true drivers of New York’s real estate engine—those individuals whose grit and ingenuity power the region’s progress and the industry’s growth.” The list was published on July 27, 2020.
Firm News | July 27, 2020
GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum named San Francisco partner Erin Rothfuss to its Women of Influence 2020, an annual list that features women who “have all made a distinctive mark in commercial real estate.” The list was published on July 22, 2020.
Firm News | July 22, 2020
Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 has recognized 19 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas. Frankfurt attorneys recognized include: Alexander Klein – Banking and Finance Law; Jens-Olrik Murach – Competition/Antitrust Law, and Litigation; Dirk Oberbracht – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Private Equity Law; Wilhelm Reinhardt – Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Sebastian Schoon – Banking and Finance Law; and Finn Zeidler – Arbitration and Mediation, Criminal Defense, and Litigation.
Firm News | June 26, 2020
On June 16, 2020, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-0 to approve a motion instructing the City Attorney to draft an ordinance for consideration by voters on the November 3, 2020 citywide ballot, to impose an annual “vacancy tax” on certain unoccupied multi-family residential and other vacant real property in the City of Los Angeles.
Client Alert | June 22, 2020
Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2021 has recognized 12 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Cyrus Benson – International Arbitration; Thomas Budd – Real Estate Finance; Gregory Campbell – Private Equity Law; James Cox – Employment Law; Patrick Doris – International Arbitration; Charlie Geffen – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Private Equity Law; Penny Madden – International Arbitration; Mitri Najjar – Corporate Law; Philip Rocher – Litigation; Alan Samson – Financial Services, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Law; Jeffrey Sullivan – International Arbitration; and Steve Thierbach – Capital Markets Law.
Firm News | June 12, 2020
On May 28, 2020, the New York State Legislature fast-tracked a set of bills providing accommodations for renters and property owners affected by COVID-19.
Client Alert | June 2, 2020
This Gibson Dunn update outlines the current state of these measures as they stand in the legislative process, but these bills are constantly changing and will likely continue to evolve in the days and weeks ahead.
Client Alert | May 21, 2020
On May 7, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s moratorium on residential and commercial COVID-19-related evictions will be extended through August 20 and that new rent relief measures will be imposed.
Client Alert | May 7, 2020
In its 2020 edition, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business awarded Gibson Dunn 84 first-tier rankings, of which 31 were firm practice group rankings and 53 were individual lawyer rankings.
Firm News | April 24, 2020
On March 29, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“ CARES ACT”), a $2.2 trillion stimulus package designed to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). The ACT provides, among other things, unprecedented economic assistance to millions of Americans and small and distressed businesses.
Client Alert | March 31, 2020
In late March 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Los Angeles City Council, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti each enacted significant new measures governing evictions for certain tenants who are unable to pay rent as a result of the pandemic.
Client Alert | March 31, 2020
To assist clients in identifying issues they should evaluate in connection with their contractual obligations under English law in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gibson Dunn lawyers in London have prepared a 4-Step Checklist and Flowchart to review and assess force majeure clauses.
Client Alert | March 31, 2020
When negotiating a commercial contract, forum selection is often the least disputed issue. But given the daily expansion of COVID-19 court closures, now is the time to assess forum selection clauses in key contracts, before litigating a dispute in the chosen forum becomes indefinitely and prejudicially delayed.
Client Alert | March 25, 2020
To assist clients in identifying issues they should evaluate in connection with their contractual obligations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gibson Dunn lawyers have prepared a 4-Step Checklist and Flowchart to review and assess force majeure clauses.
Client Alert | March 24, 2020
Law360 named Gibson Dunn one of its five Real Estate Groups of the Year for 2019. The firm’s Real Estate practice was profiled on January 31, 2020. The Real Estate Practice Group handles the most sophisticated real estate transactions worldwide.
Firm News | February 4, 2020
Law360 named Gibson Dunn a Firm of the Year for 2019 in its article, “The Firms That Dominated in 2019,” featuring seven firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards.
Firm News | January 13, 2020
Gibson Dunn lawyers in Frankfurt and Munich provide a recap of developments in German law across numerous areas during 2019.
Client Alert | January 10, 2020
Gibson Dunn was recognized with four firm and 16 individual rankings in the 2020 edition of Chambers UK. The firm was recognized in the categories: Competition Law – London; International Arbitration: Commercial Arbitration – UK-wide; International Arbitration: Investor-State Arbitration; and Real Estate Finance – London.
Firm News | October 10, 2019
GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum recognized New York partner Noam Haberman as one of its 2019 50 Under 40, a list of the “best and brightest professionals of the next generation” in the commercial real estate industry.
Firm News | October 10, 2019
The UK Legal 500 2020 ranked Gibson Dunn in 15 practice areas and named seven partners as Leading Lawyers. The firm was recognized in the following categories:
Firm News | October 4, 2019
The Real Deal ranked Gibson Dunn second on its 2019 list of New York law firms who handled the highest dollar volume of real estate loans and second on its 2019 list of New York law firms who handled the highest dollar volume of real estate sales.
Firm News | October 2, 2019
Seven Gibson Dunn lawyers were named among Law360’s Rising Stars for 2019 [PDF], featuring “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” The following lawyers were recognized: Washington D.C. partner Chantale Fiebig in Transportation, San Francisco partner Allison Kidd in Real Estate, Washington D.C. associate Andrew Kilberg in Telecommunications, New York associate Sean McFarlane in Sports, New York partner Laura O’Boyle in Securities, Los Angeles partner Katherine Smith in Employment and Century City partner Daniela Stolman in Private Equity.
Firm News | September 9, 2019
Best Lawyers® named 12 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Rachel Brass – San Francisco – Litigation – Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, Miguel Estrada – Washington, D.C. – Litigation – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year, Sean Feller – Los Angeles Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year, Douglas Fuchs – Los Angeles Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Lawyer of the Year, Ronald Mueller – Washington, D.C. Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year, Douglas Rayburn – Dallas Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year, Brian Robison – Dallas Antitrust Law Lawyer of the Year, Eugene Scalia – Washington, D.C. Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year, Jesse Shapiro –
Firm News | August 19, 2019
The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 has recognized 158 Gibson Dunn attorneys in 54 practice areas. Additionally, 48 lawyers were recognized in Best Lawyers International in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
Firm News | August 15, 2019
On August 2, 2019, the Manhattan Supreme Court invalidated as unconstitutional New York State Insurance Regulation 208—a sweeping regulation adopted in late 2017 by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS)—on First Amendment and due process grounds.
Client Alert | August 7, 2019
Gibson Dunn earned 54 practice area rankings, including 18 top-tier rankings in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 – United States, and 32 partners were named Leading Lawyers in their respective practices with an additional 15 partners recognized as Next Generation Lawyers and two attorneys recognized as Rising Stars.
Firm News | July 11, 2019
Best Lawyers in Germany 2020 has recognized 14 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas. In Frankfurt: Jens-Olrik Murach – Competition/Antitrust Law and Litigation; Dirk Oberbracht – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Private Equity Law; Wilhelm Reinhardt – Mergers and Acquisitions Law; and Finn Zeidler – Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation.
Firm News | June 28, 2019
Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2020 has recognized 11 Gibson Dunn partners as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Cyrus Benson – International Arbitration; Thomas Budd – Real Estate Finance; James Cox – Employment Law; Patrick Doris – International Arbitration; Charlie Geffen – Private Equity Law; Penny Madden – International Arbitration; Mitri Najjar – Corporate Law; Philip Rocher – Litigation; Alan Samson – Finance Services, Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Law; Jeffrey Sullivan – International Arbitration; and Steve Thierbach – Capital Markets Law.
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In its 2019 edition, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business awarded Gibson Dunn 79 first-tier rankings, of which 27 were firm practice group rankings and 52 were individual lawyer rankings.
Firm News | April 25, 2019
Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) has named Gibson Dunn as its Law Firm of the Year (Transactions) for North America at its annual 2018 PERE Global Awards.
Firm News | March 1, 2019
Law360 named Gibson Dunn one of its six Real Estate Groups of the Year [PDF] for 2018. The practice group was recognized for handling “the ninth-largest real estate deal during the first quarter of 2018.” The firm’s Real Estate practice was profiled on February 12, 2019.
Firm News | February 12, 2019
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce its selection by Law360 as a Law Firm of the Year for 2018, featuring the four firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards in its profile, “The Firms That Dominated in 2018.” [PDF] Of the four, Gibson Dunn “led the pack with 11 winning practice areas” for “successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.” The awards were published on January 13, 2019.
Firm News | January 13, 2019
Looking back at the past year's cacophony of voices in a world trying to negotiate a new balance of powers, it appeared that Germany was disturbingly silent, on both the global and European stage.
Client Alert | January 11, 2019
This is an interesting time to be a UK citizen, not least because of the unpredictable political situation. However, UK tax policy regarding real estate investment and taxation of real estate structures has been a moving target since before the Brexit referendum.
Client Alert | December 17, 2018
Law360 named eight Gibson Dunn partners among its 2018 MVPs and noted that the firm had the most MVPs of any law firms this year. Law360 MVPs feature lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.”
Firm News | November 28, 2018
The UK Legal 500 2019 ranked Gibson Dunn in 13 practice areas and named six partners as Leading Lawyers. The firm was recognized in the following categories:
Firm News | November 21, 2018
Gibson Dunn was recognized with two firm and 14 individual rankings in the 2019 edition of Chambers UK.
Firm News | November 2, 2018
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® awarded Gibson Dunn Tier 1 rankings in 132 practice area categories in its 2019 “Best Law Firms” [PDF] survey. Overall, the firm earned 169 rankings in nine metropolitan areas and nationally.
Firm News | November 1, 2018
On October 19, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") and the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations (the "Proposed Regulations") providing rules regarding the establishment and operation of "qualified opportunity funds" and their investment in "opportunity zones."
Client Alert | October 22, 2018
On August 13, 2018, President Trump signed legislation that will significantly expand the scope of inbound foreign real estate investments subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or “the Committee”).
Webcasts | October 18, 2018
Since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced in June 2016, there has been significant commentary regarding the potential effects of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the financial services industry.
Client Alert | October 11, 2018
The Real Deal ranked Gibson Dunn No. 2 on its 2018 list of law firms who handled the highest dollar volume of New York real estate sales on the buyer side and also No.
Firm News | October 1, 2018
On September 18, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (together, the Banking Agencies) proposed revisions to their Basel III capital rules regarding so-called High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) loans.
Client Alert | September 24, 2018
On July 5, 2018, the Manhattan Supreme Court overturned New York State Insurance Regulation 208. The case involved a challenge by the New York State Land Title Association (NYSLTA) to the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) recently enacted sweeping regulation (Insurance Regulation 208) that would have barred the entire title insurance industry in New York State from engaging in traditional industry marketing practices ranging from a title insurance agent taking a real estate attorney to lunch to hosting an office party.
Client Alert | July 9, 2018
The Indian Market The Indian economy continues to be an attractive investment destination and one of the fastest growing major economies. After a brief period of uncertainty, following the introduction of a uniform goods and services tax and the announcement that certain banknotes would cease to be legal tender, the growth rate of the economy has begun to rebound, increasing to 7.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018, up from 6.3 percent in the previous quarter.
Client Alert | June 28, 2018
At its annual USA Excellence Awards, Chambers and Partners named Gibson Dunn the winner in the Corporate Crime & Government Investigations category.
Firm News | May 25, 2018
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (Reform Bill), which had already passed the Senate on a bipartisan basis.
Client Alert | May 24, 2018
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Kahlil T. Yearwood has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner. Yearwood, formerly with Dechert LLP, continues his real estate finance practice at Gibson Dunn.
Press Releases | May 4, 2018
On March 5, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in U.S. Bank N.A. Trustee, By and Through CWCapital Asset Management LLC v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC (No.
Client Alert | March 20, 2018
On February 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc. (No. 16-784), settling a circuit split regarding the “safe harbor” provision in § 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code.
Client Alert | March 5, 2018