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Webcast: IPO and Public Company Readiness: Strategies and Considerations

In the current market environment, strong pre-IPO readiness can position companies to more swiftly access IPO market windows. This recorded presentation explores preliminary planning, structuring and governance considerations for private companies considering an IPO.

Webcasts | February 24, 2022

Considerations for Preparing Your 2021 Form 10-K

We offer our observations on new developments and recommended practices for calendar-year filers to consider in preparing their Form 10‑K. This alert reviews the recent amendments to Regulation S-K adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and discusses how public companies are reacting to these new requirements.

Client Alert | January 21, 2022

Gibson Dunn Grows Corporate Practice in London with Addition of Four Partners

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm will expand its London corporate team with four new partners. 

Press Releases | December 15, 2021

Webcast: 2021 Capital Markets in Review and 2022 Outlook

In this webcast, members of Gibson Dunn's Capital Markets and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice groups, as well as Chuck Park of Goldman Sachs’ Equity Capital Markets Group, as they provide an overview of market activity in 2021 and how companies reacted to the market impact of these developments.

Webcasts | December 14, 2021

SEC Adopts Rules Mandating Use of Universal Proxy Card

On November 17, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved amendments to the federal proxy rules to mandate the use of a universal proxy card in public solicitations involving director election contests. Our lawyers discuss why they believe that the new rules are likely to embolden activists and increase the incidence of contested director elections.

Client Alert | November 18, 2021

Gibson Dunn Promotes 27 Lawyers to Partnership

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected 27 new partners, effective January 1, 2022. 

Press Releases | November 4, 2021

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers UK 2022

Gibson Dunn was recognized with six firm and 18 individual rankings in the 2022 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 21, 2021

Thirty-Eight Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Banking, Finance and Transactional Expert Guide

Expert Guides has named 38 Gibson Dunn partners to the 2021 edition of its Banking, Finance and Transactional Guide, which recognizes the top legal practitioners in the industry.

Firm News | October 7, 2021

Gibson Dunn Ranked in the 2022 UK Legal 500

Gibson Dunn earned 16 practice area rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 UK. Six partners were named to Legal 500’s Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals who receive consistent feedback from the market for continued excellence, and seven partners were named Leading Lawyers in their respective practices.

Firm News | October 7, 2021

Seventeen Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law

Expert Guides has named 17 Gibson Dunn partners to its 2021 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, which recognizes top female legal practitioners advising on business law.

Firm News | October 7, 2021

SEC Staff Scrutiny of Climate Change Disclosures Has Arrived: What to Expect and How to Respond

Recently, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance has issued a number of comment letters relating exclusively to climate-change disclosure issues. Gibson Dunn's lawyers share their observations.

Client Alert | September 20, 2021

10 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 10 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2022 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Theodore Boutrous, Jr.

Firm News | August 19, 2021

Who’s Who Legal 2021 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Asset Recovery, Capital Markets and IP

Four Gibson Dunn partners were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in their respective fields. Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery 2021 recommended Dubai partner Graham Lovett.

Firm News | August 13, 2021

SEC Fires Shot Across the Bow of SPACs

On July 13, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a partially settled enforcement action against a Special Purpose Acquisition Company, the SPAC sponsor and the CEO of the SPAC, as well as the proposed merger target and the former CEO of the target for misstatements in a registration statement and amendments concerning the target’s technology and business risks.

Client Alert | July 14, 2021

Back to the Future: SEC Chair Announces Spring 2021 Reg Flex Agenda

On June 11, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission released Chair Gary Gensler’s Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. Gibson Dunn lawyers summarize the key and noteworthy aspects of the Agenda.

Client Alert | June 21, 2021

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2022 Recognizes 10 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2022 has recognized 10 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Cyrus Benson – International Arbitration; Gregory Campbell – Private Equity Law; James Cox – Employment Law; Patrick Doris – International Arbitration; 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 3, 2021

Seventeen Partners Named Among the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America

Seventeen Gibson Dunn partners were named among the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America.

Firm News | May 13, 2021

Webcast: The Role of ESG in Capital Markets

Join a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers for a discussion of the latest developments, best practices and predictions for ESG (environmental, social and governance) capital markets.

Webcasts | April 21, 2021

New York Adopts LIBOR Legislation

On April 6, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 297B/Assembly Bill 164B, the long anticipated New York State legislation addressing the cessation of U.S. Dollar LIBOR.

Client Alert | April 8, 2021

SEC Staff Issues Cautionary Guidance Related to Business Combinations with SPACs

On March 31, 2021, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a statement addressing certain accounting, financial reporting and governance issues related to SPACs and the combined company following a SPAC business combination.

Client Alert | April 7, 2021

The End Is Near: LIBOR Cessation Dates Formally Announced

On March 5, 2021, regulators and industry groups provided market participants with much anticipated clarity by announcing the dates for the cessation of publication of, and non-representativeness of, various settings of the London Interbank Offered Rate which will allow market participants to identify the date that their financial instruments and commercial agreements that reference LIBOR will transition to an alternative reference rate (e.g., a risk free rate).

Client Alert | March 9, 2021

Considerations for Preparing Your 2020 Form 10-K

Gibson Dunn lawyers offer their observations on new developments and recommended practices for calendar-year filers to consider in preparing their 2020 Form 10-K, including COVID-19-related disclosure issues.

Client Alert | February 3, 2021

Webcast: The Art of the Spin-off

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers reviews the principal issues that management teams and their advisors are likely to confront when they structure a spin-off transaction,

Webcasts | January 28, 2021

Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman Named Denver’s Top Lawyers 2021

Denver magazine 5280 named partners Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman to its annual “Denver’s Top Lawyers 2021” list, which recognizes “the best attorneys in the region.” The list was published in January 2021.

Firm News | January 21, 2021

Webcast: SEC Disclosure and Proxy Season Outlook for 2021

Gibson Dunn presents a panel discussion regarding recently adopted and proposed SEC rulemakings and what to expect for the upcoming proxy season.

Webcasts | January 20, 2021

A Current Guide to Direct Listings

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide a guide to direct listings, which have increasingly been gaining attention as a means for a private company to go public. A direct listing refers to the listing of a privately held company’s stock for trading on a national stock exchange (either the NYSE or Nasdaq) without conducting an underwritten offering, spin-off or transfer quotation from another regulated stock exchange.

Client Alert | January 8, 2021

Open Questions Remain after SEC Approves Primary Direct Listings on the NYSE

Direct listings have emerged as one of the new innovative pathways to the U.S. public capital markets, thought to be ideal for entrepreneurial companies with a well-recognized brand name or easily understood business model.

Client Alert | January 8, 2021

Nasdaq Proposes New Board Diversity Rules

On December 1, 2020, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC announced that it filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a proposal to advance board diversity and enhance transparency of board diversity statistics through new listing requirements.

Client Alert | December 4, 2020

Proxy Advisory Firm Updates and Action Items for 2021 Annual Meetings

The two most influential proxy advisory firms - Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass, Lewis & Co. - recently released their updated proxy voting guidelines for 2021. This Client Alert describes the key changes to the ISS and Glass Lewis policies along with some suggestions for actions public companies should take now in light of these policy changes and other developments.

Client Alert | December 3, 2020

Proposal to Publish LIBOR Beyond 2021

On November 30, 2020, ICE Benchmark Administration, the administrator of LIBOR, with the support of the Federal Reserve Board and the UK Financial Conduct Authority, announced plans to consult on specific timing for the path forward to cease the publication of USD LIBOR. In particular, IBA plans to consult on ceasing the publication of USD LIBOR on December 31, 2021 for only the one week and two month USD LIBOR tenors, and on June 30, 2023 for all other USD LIBOR tenors (i.e., overnight, one month, three month, six month and 12 month tenors).

Client Alert | December 1, 2020

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment VII: Going Private and Going Dark

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses the procedures involved in "going dark" and "going private" transactions, including SEC requirements, stock exchange requirements, board governance considerations and timelines.

Webcasts | November 5, 2020

Webcast: Navigating the dynamic ESG landscape – key UK considerations for boards and senior management

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers provides insights to help navigate the global ESG landscape from a UK perspective, touching on key rules and regulations, forthcoming developments and trends, and practical tips.

Webcasts | November 4, 2020

Who’s Who Legal 2020 Guides Recognize 12 Gibson Dunn Partners

Twelve Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2020 Capital Markets, Hospitality, Private Funds, and Thought Leaders: Litigation guides.

Firm News | October 30, 2020

How to Raise Energy Capital in Tough Times

Houston partner Hillary Holmes and Dallas associate Louis Matthews are the authors of "How to Raise Energy Capital in Tough Times" [PDF] published in the October 2020 issue of Oil and Gas Investor.

Publications | October 29, 2020

Gibson Dunn Deal Wins 2020 TMT Deal of the Year

China Law & Practice named Alibaba’s acquisition of NetEase Kaola as its TMT Deal of the Year at the China Law & Practice Awards 2020. Gibson Dunn advised NetEase on the transaction.

Firm News | October 20, 2020

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment VI: 5 Things to Know for Your Successful IPO

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss recent developments, market trends and disclosure considerations in the IPO market, as well as current expectations for the future of the IPO process.

Webcasts | October 14, 2020

Hillary Holmes Honored with 2020 GRIT Award

ALLY by Pink Petro, the leading resource in diverse talent, careers, and culture, creating an inclusive workforce in the energy sector, honored Houston partner Hillary Holmes with a 2020 GRIT Award in the Executives category.

Firm News | October 13, 2020

33 Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Banking, Finance and Transactional Expert Guide

Expert Guides has named 33 Gibson Dunn partners to the 2020 edition of its Banking, Finance and Transactional Guide, which recognizes the top legal practitioners in the industry.

Firm News | October 7, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in the 2021 UK Legal 500

Gibson Dunn earned 13 practice area rankings in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK. Four partners were named to Legal 500’s Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals who receive consistent feedback from their clients for continued excellence, and four other partners were named Leading Lawyers in their respective practices.

Firm News | October 5, 2020

COVID 19: German Rules on Possibility to Hold Virtual Shareholders’ Meetings Likely to Be Extended Until End of 2021

With talk about a second Coronavirus wave gathering pace, the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz) is proposing to extend the temporary COVID-19-related legislation of March 2020 significantly simplifying the passing of shareholders’ resolution, including, in particular, the possibility to hold virtual-only shareholders’ meetings.

Client Alert | September 24, 2020

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment V: ATM Programs and Rights Offerings

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses the mechanics of and recent developments in the uses and structures of ATM programs and rights offerings while raising capital.

Webcasts | September 24, 2020

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment IV: Five Things to Know for Your Debt Offerings

A panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses key legal, financial and logistical issues that are affecting debt offerings in 2020, as well as best practices for raising capital in the current environment.

Webcasts | September 9, 2020

A Double-Edged Sword? Examining the Principles-Based Framework of the SEC’s Recent Amendments to Regulation S-K Disclosure Requirements

On August 26, 2020, as part of its continued effort to update and modernize public company disclosure requirements, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to Item 101 (“Description of Business”), Item 103 (“Legal Proceedings”) and Item 105 (“Risk Factors”) of Regulation S-K at an open meeting of the Commission.

Client Alert | August 31, 2020

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment III: SPACs

In this webcast, members of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Groups provide both practical advice and information about the latest legal developments regarding special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

Webcasts | August 26, 2020

13 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 13 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2021 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Frederick Brown – San Francisco – Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year, Jessica Brown – Denver – Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year, Christopher Dillon – San Jose – Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, Baruch Fellner – Washington, D.C. – Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year, Stewart McDowell – San Francisco – Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, Peter Modlin – San Francisco – Litigation – Environmental Lawyer of the Year, Kenneth Parker – Orange County – Litigation – Patent Lawyer of the Year, Doug Rayburn – Dallas – Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year, Douglas Smith – San Francisco –

Firm News | August 20, 2020

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment II: Liability Management Considerations, Bond Repurchases, Exchanges and Debt Tender Offers

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss recent developments in liability management, including raising capital in combination with debt tender offers, restructuring existing debt in exchange offers, and the anticipation of other debt repurchase programs, in order to reduce interest payments, enhance liquidity and manage debt maturities.

Webcasts | July 28, 2020

Webcast: Public Energy Company Briefing: Considerations for Second Quarter 2020 Reports and Board Meetings

As oil and gas companies enter the second quarterly reporting cycle in the current industry downturn, please join members of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Capital Markets, Oil and Gas and Restructuring Practice Groups as they provide both practical advice and information about the latest legal developments.

Webcasts | July 15, 2020

Webcast: Capital Raising in the Current Environment I: PIPEs

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss current developments in private investments in public equity (PIPEs), including deal structures, legal considerations, business and governance terms, and special regulatory requirements as a result of the recent market downturn.

Webcasts | June 18, 2020

Robyn Zolman Named Among Denver’s Top Women in Energy 2020

The Denver Business Journal has named Denver partner Robyn Zolman to its annual Top Women in Energy list. The report was published on April 24, 2020. Robyn Zolman’s practice is concentrated in securities regulation and capital markets transactions.

Firm News | April 27, 2020

Now Available: COVID-19 Resources for Public Companies

Recognizing that public companies continue to be inundated with developing disclosure and governance requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gibson Dunn has created a list of recent publications, releases, guidance, updates, and other useful resources from the SEC, PCAOB, NYSE, Nasdaq, proxy advisory firms, institutional investors, various state governors, and other relevant entities.

Client Alert | April 23, 2020