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Twenty-Two Gibson Dunn Lawyers Recognized in Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law

Expert Guides has named 22 Gibson Dunn lawyers to its 2022 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, which recognizes top female legal practitioners advising on business law.

Firm News | October 6, 2022

Thirty-Nine Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Banking, Finance and Transactional Expert Guide 2022

Expert Guides has named 39 Gibson Dunn partners to the 2022 edition of its Banking, Finance and Transactional Guide, which recognizes the top legal practitioners in the industry. 

Firm News | October 6, 2022

Expert Guides Rising Stars 2022 Recognizes Twelve Gibson Dunn Lawyers

Expert Guides has named eleven Gibson Dunn lawyers to its Rising Stars 2022 Guide, which recognizes the brightest and most talented practitioners under 40 in the area of business law and related practices.

Firm News | October 6, 2022

Saee Muzumdar Named a Dealmaker of the Year

The Deal named New York partner Saee Muzumdar its Dealmaker of the Year in the Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage category.

Firm News | October 4, 2022

Two Gibson Dunn Deals Named Outstanding Deals of the Year

The Deal named Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware for $61 billion and Victor Capital’s sale of PrimaLoft to Compass Diversified for $530 million among its Outstanding Deals of the Year.

Firm News | October 4, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2023

Gibson Dunn earned 18 practice area rankings in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 UK.

Firm News | September 29, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in ALB’s M&A Rankings 2022

In its 2022 M&A rankings, which recognizes the best firms in Asia for M&A work, Asian Legal Business recognized Gibson Dunn in Singapore: International, China: International and in Hong Kong.

Firm News | September 20, 2022

11 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 11 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2023 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities.

Firm News | August 18, 2022

Annual Activism Update – 2021

This Client Alert provides an update on shareholder activism activity involving NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies with equity market capitalizations in excess of $1 billion and below $100 billion (as of the last date of trading in 2021) during 2021.

Client Alert | August 9, 2022

Webcast: Is Becoming a Public Benefit Corporation Right for Your Company?

In this webcast, lawyers from Gibson Dunn and Morris Nichols talk about what to consider when deciding if being a Public Benefit Company is right for you.

Webcasts | June 28, 2022

Best Lawyers in Germany 2023 Recognizes 26 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany 2023 have recognized 26 Gibson Dunn attorneys, and 18 Gibson Dunn attorneys have been recognized as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Firm News | June 24, 2022

Best Lawyers in France 2023 Recognizes 18 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in France 2023 have recognized 18 Gibson Dunn attorneys, and 16 Gibson Dunn attorneys have been recognized as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Firm News | June 23, 2022

Who’s Who Legal 2022 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Energy

Seven Gibson Dunn partners were featured by Who’s Who Legal in its Energy 2022 guide.

Firm News | June 16, 2022

WirtschaftsWoche Ranks Gibson Dunn as a 2022 Top Law Firm in M&A and Antitrust

In its list of the most renowned law firms and lawyers in M&A and Antitrust, German publication WirtschaftsWoche has recognized Gibson Dunn as a Top Law Firm in both practices.

Firm News | June 13, 2022

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2023 Recognizes 18 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United Kingdom 2023 have recognized 18 Gibson Dunn attorneys, and 15 Gibson Dunn attorneys have been recognized as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Firm News | June 9, 2022

Barbara Becker and Saee Muzumdar Named Among Top Women in Dealmaking 2022

The Deal named Managing Partner Barbara Becker and New York partner Saee Muzumdar to its annual Top Women in Dealmaking list, which “honors exemplary women in the legal profession” and “identifies attorneys who have displayed excellence in their respective legal fields including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, restructuring and activist investing.”

Firm News | May 16, 2022

E&P A&D Business Strategies: Getting the Deal Done

Dallas partner Jonathan Whalen and Houston of counsel James Robertson are the authors of "E&P A&D Business Strategies: Getting the Deal Done" published by Oil and Gas Investor on April 28, 2022.

Article | May 11, 2022

Webcast: Managing Purchase Price Adjustment Disputes

In this recorded webcast, Gibson Dunn lawyers and an accounting expert examine purchase price adjustments in detail. The webcast includes discussions of the following: - A review of the issues that arise in negotiating purchase price adjustment provisions, and drafting tips for corporate counsel - A discussion of the common sources of post-closing adjustment disputes, and accountants’ views on how these disputes may be resolved - A litigator’s views on litigating purchase price adjustment disputes

Webcasts | May 10, 2022

U.S. FTC Previews Potentially Significant Changes to the HSR Filing Form

This alert looks at possible revisions by the Federal Trade Commission to the Premerger Notification and Report Form (aka the HSR Form) that are meant “to conform to changing market realities and global standards.”

Client Alert | May 5, 2022

Three Who’s Who Legal 2022 Guides Recognize 13 Gibson Dunn Partners

Thirteen Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in the Who’s Who Legal 2022 M&A and Governance, Who’s Who Legal 2022 Project Finance, and Who’s Who Legal 2022 Product Liability Defence guides.

Firm News | May 4, 2022

DOJ Antitrust Division Head Promises Litigation to Break Up Director Interlocks

The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division promised in a recent speech to increase enforcement of Section 8 of the Clayton Act, which prohibits competing corporations from sharing common directors or officers.  The prevailing enforcement climate means that companies should have a compliance plan in place to discover potential director interlocks before they develop and monitor existing outside director positions to ensure they conform to existing Section 8 safe harbors.

Client Alert | May 2, 2022

Prior Approval Provisions in FTC Merger Consent Orders

In this alert, we discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s recent reinstatement of a long dormant policy restricting certain future acquisitions by parties that hereafter enter into an FTC consent order.

Client Alert | April 28, 2022

Webcast: Joint Venture Governance: Best Practices for JV Board Directors and Dealmakers

Prospective joint venture partners frequently spend many hours discussing governance matters because they understand strong governance can be a key to venture success. In this recorded webcast, experts from Gibson Dunn and Ankura Consulting talk about designing an effective joint venture governance system.

Webcasts | April 27, 2022

Proactive Management of Antitrust Risk Amidst the Q1 M&A Slowdown

Our lawyers discuss the dip in global M&A in Q1 2022 and how the current regulatory climate around antitrust issues presents a challenge for deal makers.

Client Alert | April 22, 2022

Best Lawyers in Singapore 2023 Recognizes Six Gibson Dunn Partners

Best Lawyers in Singapore 2023 has recognized six Gibson Dunn partners as leading lawyers.

Firm News | April 14, 2022

SEC Proposes Rules to Align SPACs More Closely with IPOs

On March 30, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, by a three-to-one vote, issued a press release announcing proposed new rules intended to enhance disclosure and investor protections in initial public offerings by special purpose acquisition companies and in subsequent business combinations between SPACs and private operating companies.

Client Alert | April 6, 2022

Barbara Becker, Linda Curtis, and Patricia Tan Openshaw Named IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2022

Gibson Dunn’s Managing Partner Barbara Becker and Los Angeles partner Linda Curtis were named among the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2022, featuring “an exclusive group of lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets who either have expertise and experience of working on complex deals, or who have risen to hold leadership roles with their firms or their practices.”

Firm News | April 1, 2022

Delaware Court of Chancery Addresses the Contours of Sandbagging

Our lawyers discuss a recent ruling by the Delaware Court of Chancery which addresses “sandbagging,” where a buyer closes an acquisition on the basis of representations in the purchase agreement it knows to be false, then proceeds to sue the seller post-closing based on a breach of those same representations.

Client Alert | March 21, 2022

Qi Yue Named 2022 Rising Star by China Business Law Journal

China Business Law Journal has named Beijing partner Qi Yui to its 2022 Rising Stars list, which identifies the top lawyers aged 40 and under in China’s legal market.

Firm News | March 18, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers Europe 2022

Gibson Dunn received 32 rankings in Chambers Europe 2022: 23 individual rankings and nine firm rankings.

Firm News | March 17, 2022

Gibson Dunn Deal Wins 2021 M&A Deal of the Year

China Law & Practice named China Biologic Products' take-private, a transaction on which Gibson Dunn advised, as its M&A Deal of the Year at the China Law & Practice Awards 2021.

Firm News | February 24, 2022

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

Jai Pathak Named Leading Cross Border Lawyer of the Year (India Desk) By Legal Era

Legal Era has named Singapore partner Jai Pathak as a Leading Cross Border Lawyer of the Year at its 3rd annual Global Achievers Awards, which celebrates leading lawyers at global firms for their work on inbound and outbound India matters.

Firm News | February 8, 2022

German Corporate Law 2022: At the Cross-Roads of Continued Globalization and Keeping Your Own House in Order

Munich associate Marcus Geiss and of counsel Birgit Friedl are the authors of “German Corporate Law 2022: At the Cross-Roads of Continued Globalization and Keeping Your Own House in Order,” published by M&A Review on February 2, 2022.

Article | February 2, 2022

Webcast: M&A Hot Topics 2022

With the backdrop of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and high M&A volume, 2021 presented new issues for dealmakers. Hear from seasoned practitioners on how deals are getting done and the issues being confronted.

Webcasts | January 27, 2022

2021 Year-End German Law Update

Once more, 2021 demonstrated that constant change should become your friend and ally. After a second year of global uncertainty caused by the formidable challenges of the COVID-pandemic, we all long for a return “back-to-normal.” However, chances are that 2022 will continue to present drastic and unpredictable challenges.

Client Alert | January 13, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Gibson Dunn has been recognized in 20 categories in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Firm News | January 13, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2022 Chambers Greater China Region Guide

Gibson Dunn earned 9 firm rankings and 18 individual rankings in the inaugural edition of the Chambers Greater China Region guide.

Firm News | January 12, 2022

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2022 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners

The Who’s Who Legal 2022 Germany guide recommended Frankfurt partners Dirk Oberbracht in M&A and Georg Weidenbach in Competition, and Munich partner Ferdinand Fromholzer in Corporate Governance and M&A.

Firm News | December 22, 2021

Crain’s Names Barbara Becker a 2022 Notable Woman in Law

Crain’s New York Business named Chair and Managing Partner Barbara Becker among its 2022 Notable Women in Law.

Firm News | December 21, 2021

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2022 Chambers Asia Pacific

Gibson Dunn earned 11 firm rankings and 10 individual rankings in the 2022 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. 

Firm News | December 16, 2021

Delaware Chancery Court Decision Provides Reminders for MLP Transactions

Our lawyers discuss a recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision that offers useful reminders to participants in Master Limited Partnership transactions about the limits of acceptable conduct under standard partnership agreement provisions. 

Client Alert | November 23, 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 Named Among Top 50 Law Firms in Germany 2021/2022

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2021/2022 listed Gibson Dunn among the top 50 law firms in Germany recommended by in-house lawyers, and among the top law firms by range of service.

Firm News | November 17, 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

China Publishes Draft Amendment to the Anti-Monopoly Law

China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) was adopted in 2007 and talks about possible amendments have regularly surfaced in the last few years.  The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released a draft amendment for public comments in early 2020.  The process is now accelerating with a formal text (“AML Amendment”) submitted to the thirty-first session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for first reading on 19 October 2021. Gibson Dunn lawyers summarize the main proposed changes to the AML, which have been published for comments.

Client Alert | October 27, 2021

8 Key Elements for a Successful Lift-Out Transaction

Over the past few years we have observed a trend in companies seeking to outsource (and monetize) certain core, best-in-class processes, otherwise known as "lift-out" transactions. Gibson Dunn lawyers examine 8 key elements for conducting a successful lift-out transaction.

Client Alert | October 12, 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