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Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2024 U.S. Legal 500

Gibson Dunn earned 62 practice area rankings, including 19 top-tier rankings in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 – United States.

Firm News | June 12, 2024

Webcast: Emerging Trends in U.S. Export Control Enforcement

Through a moderated discussion, Gibson Dunn's Export Control, White Collar Defense, and National Security experts analyze emerging trends in U.S. export control enforcement and share their perspectives on how investigation strategy should evolve to address them.

Webcasts | June 4, 2024

Proposed Regulations and Recent GAO Report Signal Increased CFIUS Enforcement and Reliance on Mitigation Agreements

A recent proposed rule from the U.S. Department of the Treasury aims to enhance CFIUS’s ability to request information from parties, increase potential penalty amounts, and expedite mitigation agreement negotiations. Similarly, a new GAO study reveals CFIUS’s enforcement priorities and increasing reliance on mitigation agreements to address national security concerns.

Client Alert | May 10, 2024

Stephenie Gosnell Handler Named Among Foreign Investment Watch’s Top Advisors 2024

Washington D.C. partner Stephenie Gosnell Handler was named to the Foreign Investment Watch Top Advisors 2024 list, which recognizes “top advisors who provide advice and counsel concerning foreign investment and national security in the U.S. and abroad.”

Firm News | March 19, 2024

U.S. Commerce Department Poised to Dramatically Expand Compliance Requirements in Key Technology Sectors

Our lawyers review the new compliance requirements in key technology sectors proposed by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Client Alert | February 29, 2024

2023 Year-End Sanctions and Export Controls Update

2023 was an extraordinarily active year in the world of trade controls, including sweeping new trade restrictions on Russia and China, aggressive enforcement of sanctions and export controls, and extensive collaboration among sister agencies and partner countries.

Client Alert | February 7, 2024

OFAC Creates New Russia-Related Secondary Sanctions Risks for Foreign Financial Institutions; Expands Import Ban

The Biden Administration has added significantly to its Russia-related sanctions by issuing a new Executive Order that, among other things, now subjects foreign financial institutions to secondary sanctions risks when they conduct or facilitate certain Russia-related transactions, even unwittingly.

Client Alert | January 4, 2024

International Comparative Legal Guide – Foreign Direct Investment Regimes 2024

The International Comparative Legal Guide – Foreign Direct Investment Regimes 2024 comprises 30 jurisdictions and covers issues such as foreign investment policy, law and scope of application, jurisdiction and procedure, and substantive assessment.

Client Alert | November 20, 2023

United States Eases Sanctions on Venezuelan Oil and Gas, Gold, and Securities

On October 18, 2023, following the signing of an electoral roadmap between Venezuela’s opposition and the regime of President Nicolás Maduro, the Biden administration announced a major relaxation of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.

Client Alert | October 25, 2023

In Three New Rules, BIS Continues Efforts to Reshape Global Semiconductor Supply Chains and the Future of Artificial Intelligence Training and Supercomputing

On October 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security released three rules to update its export controls on advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing items.

Client Alert | October 25, 2023

Proposed Outbound Investment Regimes Trigger Widespread Commentary Across Many Industries

The Biden Administration’s proposed outbound investment regimes have triggered widespread commentary across many industries.

Client Alert | October 20, 2023

Webcast: CFIUS Updates and Outbound Investment Preview (US)

Join CFIUS practitioners from Gibson Dunn as we examine CFIUS trends and mid-year updates, as well as key aspects of the forthcoming outbound investment regime targeting U.S. investments abroad.

Webcasts | October 18, 2023

Webcast: CFIUS Updates and U.S. Outbound Investment Regime Preview

CFIUS practitioners from Gibson Dunn examine CFIUS trends and mid-year updates, as well as key aspects of the forthcoming outbound investment regime targeting U.S. investments abroad.

Webcasts | October 17, 2023

Sanctions Clauses under Singapore Law: An Objective Inquiry, and Validity Questioned

Singapore’s highest court, the Court of Appeal, has held that a sanctions clause in a letter of credit must be strictly and objectively construed.

Client Alert | October 11, 2023

International Comparative Legal Guide to Sanctions 2024 – Germany Chapter

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce with Global Legal Group the release of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Sanctions 2024 – Germany Chapter.  Gibson Dunn partner Benno Schwarz and associate Nikita Malevanny are co-authors of the publication which provides an overview of the EU sanctions regime as applied by Germany and covers relevant government agencies, applicable guidance, sanctions jurisdiction, export controls, criminal and civil enforcement, recent developments, and other topics.

Client Alert | September 29, 2023

The Rise of State Laws Restricting Foreign Entities from Acquiring Property: Another Front in U.S.-China Tensions and the Constitutional Challenge of Florida SB 264 in Shen v. Simpson

Lawmakers in a growing number of U.S. states have been quick to introduce and, in some cases, pass legislation that restricts foreign ownership of land within their states by governments, individuals, and/or entities associated with certain identified “foreign adversaries” of the United States.

Client Alert | September 12, 2023

Tech Outbound Investment Is Target of National Security Scrutiny

Washington, D.C. partner Stephenie Gosnell Handler, of counsel Amanda Neely and associate Chris Mullen are the authors of "Tech Outbound Investment Is Target of National Security Scrutiny" published by Bloomberg Law on August 14, 2023. 

Article | August 18, 2023

With Biden Executive Order, a U.S. Outbound Investment Control Regime Takes an Important Step Forward – Focused on China, but Significant Steps Remain Before Implementation

On August 9, 2023, the Biden Administration issued its long-awaited Executive Order outlining controls on outbound U.S. investments in certain Chinese entities, although without imposing any immediate new legal obligations or restrictions.

Client Alert | August 14, 2023

CFIUS Annual Report for CY 2022: Top Takeaways

Our lawyers discuss the top takeaways from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' annual report for 2022.

Client Alert | August 9, 2023

Child and Forced Labor Risks Global Task Force

Gibson Dunn has established a Child and Forced Labor Risks Global Task Force to help our clients prevent illegal child and forced labor, evaluate their supply chains, and respond to investigations and litigation.

Client Alert | May 17, 2023

Outbound Investment Review Swiftly Takes Shape Amid China Worries

Gibson Dunn attorneys Stephenie Gosnell Handler, Annie Motto, and Chris Mullen say an outbound investment review program or “reverse CFIUS" should be narrowly tailored to critical technologies used in national security.

Client Alert | April 11, 2023

U.S. and International Partners Adopt New Code of Conduct for Export Controls and Human Rights

The United States—along with over twenty international partners—adopted a nonbinding Code of Conduct outlining its commitment to use export control tools to address serious human rights concerns.

Client Alert | April 7, 2023

Webcast: CFIUS and German FDI Review – A Comparative Discussion and Focus on Practical Implications

Join us for a webcast on the evolving nature of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and the German foreign direct investment review regime.

Webcasts | March 15, 2023

2022 Year-End Sanctions and Export Controls Update

Our lawyers review the year in foreign sanctions and export controls.

Client Alert | February 7, 2023

Who’s Who Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2023 Recognizes Eleven Gibson Dunn Partners

Eleven Gibson Dunn partners were featured by Who's Who Legal in its Thought Leaders - Global Elite 2023 guide.

Firm News | January 4, 2023

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Eight Gibson Dunn Partners

Eight Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in the Who’s Who Legal Trade & Customs 2022 and Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2023 guides.

Firm News | December 27, 2022

Coalition Members Set and Implement Price Cap for Maritime Transport of Russian-Origin Crude Oil

Our lawyers discuss the setting of a price cap on seaborne crude oil which originates in or is exported from Russia to G7 and Council of the European Union countries.

Client Alert | December 19, 2022

Webcast: CFIUS Enforcement Guidelines: First-Ever Guidance on Enforcement and Penalties in U.S. National Security Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment

Join us for a recorded session on the latest CFIUS enforcement guidelines.

Webcasts | December 13, 2022

Biden’s National Security Strategy Reinforces Tech Decoupling and Increased Regulatory Focus

Gibson Dunn lawyers examine the Biden Administration’s recently released National Security Strategy and its impact on businesses.

Client Alert | November 18, 2022

Webcast: U.S. Export Controls: New Sweeping Tech Controls on China – What You Need to Know

In this webcast, our attorneys discuss recent export controls implemented by the United States which restrict Chinese companies’ ability to develop cutting-edge technologies with military applications.

Webcasts | November 15, 2022

Webcast: China Export Controls

In this webcast, Gibson Dunn attorneys discuss new export controls implemented by the United States designed to make it difficult for Chinese companies to develop cutting-edge technologies that may have military applications.

| November 9, 2022

CFIUS Increases Transparency with Release of Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss how the release of the first-ever Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States might increase the transparency of the committee.

Client Alert | October 21, 2022

Age Like Fined Wine: OFSI Imposes Monetary Penalty on UK Wine Company for Dealing with Tangible and Intangible Economic Resources of Sanctioned Winery

Our lawyers discuss a fine levied against a wine company by the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation for dealing with tangible and intangible economic resources of a sanctioned winery.

Client Alert | October 17, 2022

United States Creates New Export Controls on China for Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Technology, Advanced Semiconductors, and Supercomputers in New Phase of Strategic Tech Competition

Our lawyers discuss new U.S. export controls targeting China, which are likely to have a far-reaching impact on the technology sector.

Client Alert | October 13, 2022

Expert Guides Best of the Best United States 2022 Recognizes Ten Gibson Dunn Partners

Euromoney’s Expert Guides has named ten Gibson Dunn partners to its 2022 edition of the Best of the Best United States Guide, which recognizes the top 30 legal practitioners in the country across 15 areas of law.

Firm News | October 7, 2022

United States Expands Sanctions Authorization of Internet-Based Activities in Wake of Protests in Iran

On September 23, 2022, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control issued General License D-2, expanding a prior authorization to further facilitate the free flow of information over the internet to, from, and among residents of Iran. Our lawyers discuss its implications of this decision.

Client Alert | October 3, 2022

Webcast: How ESG Can Inform International Trade Compliance, and Vice Versa

In this CLE webinar, we review several areas of convergence in export control, sanctions, and import regulation and S-focused ESG standards, and share practical strategies International Trade and ESG professionals can follow to make the most of this convergence in their compliance and ESG programs.

Webcasts | September 20, 2022

U.S. Publishes Preliminary Guidance on the Implementation of a Maritime Services Policy and Related Price Exception for Seaborne Russian Oil

On September 9, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published Preliminary Guidance on Implementation of a Maritime Services Policy and Related Price Exception for Seaborne Russian Oil, taking a step toward implementing the commitment made at the G7 Finance Ministers Meeting on September 2, 2022 to institute a comprehensive prohibition of services that enable maritime transportation of Russian-origin oil and petroleum products unless such oil is purchased below an agreed-upon price cap.

Client Alert | September 19, 2022

Keeping Up With New US Push On Strategic Tech Competition

Washington, D.C. partner Stephenie Gosnell Handler and associates Chris Mullen and Claire Yi are the authors of "Keeping Up With New US Push On Strategic Tech Competition" published by Law360 on September 19, 2022. 

Article | September 19, 2022

White House Issues First-Ever Executive Order Identifying Additional National Security Factors for CFIUS to Consider in Evaluating Transactions

The President recently issued an Executive Order providing specific guidance for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in conducting national security reviews of covered transactions. This client alert covers the five factors that the Executive Order directed CFIUS to consider, as well as their impact on the CFIUS process.

Client Alert | September 16, 2022

EU to Ban Forced Labour Products

The European Commission is expected to announce a proposal shortly that will ban products made using forced labour.

Client Alert | September 12, 2022

Collateral damage – US sanctions target the secondary market in Russian stocks and bonds

Washington, D.C. partner Judith Alison Lee is the author of "Collateral damage - US sanctions target the secondary market in Russian stocks and bonds" published by Financier Worldwide in its September 2022 issue.

Article | September 7, 2022

Changes in Hong Kong SFC Requirements for “Overall Coordinator” Role Raise Sanctions-Related Questions for Financial Institutions Serving in That Capacity

Following a three-month consultation period, the Securities and Futures Commission’s Code of Conduct provision, paragraph 21, has come into effect on August 5, 2022.

Client Alert | August 31, 2022

CFIUS Annual Report for CY 2021: Top Takeaways

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States released its annual report covering calendar year 2021. This report represents the first full calendar year in which the Committee operated pursuant to the new regulations implemented in 2020 under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018.

Client Alert | August 12, 2022

Cybersecurity and International Trade Lawyer Stephenie Gosnell Handler Joins Gibson Dunn in Washington, D.C.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced today that Stephenie Gosnell Handler has rejoined the firm as a partner and member of the International Trade and the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Groups, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Press Releases | July 11, 2022

Enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Begins in the United States

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act - and its stringent import restrictions - took effect on June 21, 2022. The Act, the latest effort by the United States concerning the Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, greatly increases the showing that companies need to make to prove that goods produced in the XUAR, in full or in part, are entitled to entry into the United States.

Client Alert | June 23, 2022

Russia Responds to International Sanctions – An Overview of Russian Countersanctions and Further Measures against So-Called “Unfriendly States”

This client alert discusses the most significant “countersanctions” levied by Russia against “unfriendly countries” and companies that are trying to comply with the U.S., UK, EU and other sanctions regimes against Russia and Belarus.

Client Alert | May 2, 2022

Webcast: The World Reacts to the Crisis in Ukraine: Sanctions and Export Controls Imposed by the U.S., the EU, the UK, Australia, Japan and Other Countries

The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and other countries have issued or announced sanctions and export controls targeting Russia and the Russia-backed separatist regions of Ukraine known as the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic. Hear from our experts about these developments and how companies should proactively assess their exposure to the sanctions and export controls measures being discussed.

Webcasts | March 10, 2022

Webcast: The World Reacts to the Crisis in Ukraine: Sanctions Imposed by the U.S., the EU, the UK, Australia, Japan and Other Countries

The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan issued or announced sanctions targeting Russia and the Russia-backed separatist regions of Ukraine known as the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic. Hear from our experts about these developments and how companies should proactively assess their exposure to the sanctions and export controls measures being discussed.

Webcasts | March 4, 2022

Gibson Dunn Advises Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co. in Winning CFIUS Approval

A cross-office, cross-disciplinary Gibson Dunn team represents Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co. in matters related to its investment in ICON Aircraft, Inc.

Publications | March 4, 2022