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Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2023 Chambers Greater China Region Guide

Gibson Dunn earned 10 firm rankings and 19 individual rankings in the 2023 edition of the Chambers Greater China Region guide.

Firm News | January 13, 2023

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes 39 Gibson Dunn Partners in its Inaugural Thought Leaders USA Guide

The inaugural edition of Who’s Who Legal’s Thought Leaders: USA featured 39 partners from Gibson Dunn.

Firm News | January 9, 2023

Howard Hogan and Jennifer Bellah Maguire’s Book Named One of Best Fashion Books of All Time

Fashionista named Fashion Law and Business: Brands and Retailers (Second Edition) by Washington, D.C. partner Howard S. Hogan and Los Angeles partner Jennifer Bellah Maguire as one of 21 best fashion books of all time.

Firm News | January 9, 2023

Gibson Dunn Promotes 37 Lawyers to Partnership

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has elected 37 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2023.

Press Releases | November 15, 2022

Gibson Dunn Adds James Hays as an Investment Funds Partner in Houston

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that James M. Hays will join the firm’s Houston office as a partner, where he will continue to counsel private fund sponsors on the organization and administration of private investment funds across a diverse range of asset classes and strategies.

Press Releases | November 7, 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

Who’s Who Legal Private Funds 2023 Recognizes Seven Gibson Dunn Partners

Seven Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in the Who’s Who Legal 2023 Private Funds guide.

Firm News | October 3, 2022

Who’s Who Legal 2022 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Thought Leaders – Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR

Three Hong Kong-based Gibson Dunn partners were featured by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders – Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR 2022 guide.

Firm News | August 24, 2022

Kira Idoko, Formerly with Brookfield Asset Management, Joins Gibson Dunn as an Investment Funds Partner in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced today that Kira Idoko has joined the firm’s Investment Funds Practice Group in the New York office as a partner.

Press Releases | July 18, 2022

Proposed SEC Regulations Target Private Fund Advisers

Our lawyers provide an update on proposed changes by the SEC to its rules for investment advisers to private funds. The proposal, if adopted, will be a seismic shift in the regulatory landscape for private fund advisers.

Client Alert | February 15, 2022

Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides Recognize Ten Gibson Dunn Partners

Ten Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in the Who's Who Legal 2021 Corporate Tax and Who's Who Legal 2021 Private Funds guides.

Firm News | November 5, 2021

A.J. Frey, Former General Counsel of Greenspring Associates, Rejoins Gibson Dunn in D.C.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that A.J. Frey has rejoined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner. 

Press Releases | November 1, 2021

Who’s Who Legal 2021 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Thought Leaders – Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR

Three Hong Kong-based Gibson Dunn partners were featured by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders – Mainland China & Hong Kong SAR 2021 guide: Kelly Austin was recognized in Investigations; John Fadely was recognized in Private Funds; and Brian Gilchrist was recognized in Commercial Litigation.

Firm News | October 19, 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 Announces First Enforcement Action Against Alternative Data Provider for Securities Fraud, Highlighting Regulatory Risks in Growing Industry

On September 14, 2021, the SEC announced a settled enforcement action against App Annie, Inc., an alternative data provider, and the Company’s co-founder and former CEO and Chairman, for misrepresentations both to data sources in connection with the collection of data, and to investment firm subscribers regarding the data underlying its product.

Client Alert | September 20, 2021

Outlook for private equity – challenges and opportunities

Los Angeles partner Jennifer Bellah Maguire is featured in "Outlook for private equity - challenges and opportunities" [PDF] published by Financier Worldwide in its September 2021 issue.

Article | September 1, 2021

The Fashion Industry’s Challenges and Innovations in Sustainability

Los Angeles partner Jennifer Bellah Maguire and Palo Alto associate Samantha Abrams-Widdicombe are the co-authors of "The Fashion Industry's Challenges and Innovations in Sustainability," [PDF] published in the PLI Chronicle: Insights and Perspectives for the Legal Community, https://plus.pli.edu, in May 2021.

Article | June 9, 2021

Gibson Dunn Recognized in Asset Management and Government & Public Affairs by China Business Law Journal

Gibson Dunn was recognized as a leading international firm by China Business Law Journal in the Asset Management and Government & Public Affairs categories at its annual 2021 awards.

Firm News | May 19, 2021

Urgent Clarification Sought by European Supervisory Authorities on the Application of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

On 7 January 2021, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) wrote to the European Commission, requesting “urgent” clarification on several important areas of uncertainty in the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector prior to the application of the majority of its requirements on 10 March 2021.

Client Alert | January 21, 2021

Gibson Dunn Ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Gibson Dunn has been recognized in 17 categories in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The Singapore office was ranked in the following Foreign Firms categories: Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Energy, and Restructuring.

Firm News | January 15, 2021

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

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

Law360 Names Eight Gibson Dunn Partners as 2020 MVPs

Law360 named eight Gibson Dunn partners among its 2020 MVPs. 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.” The list was published on October 4, 2020.

Firm News | October 5, 2020

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

Expert Guides has named 13 Gibson Dunn partners to its 2020 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, which recognizes top female legal practitioners advising on business law.

Firm News | September 22, 2020

Gibson Dunn Adds Investment Funds Partner Roger Singer in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Roger Singer has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Singer, formerly a partner at Clifford Chance, will continue his investment funds practice.

Press Releases | September 8, 2020

Dodd-Frank 2.0: Agencies Finalize Substantial Revisions to the Covered Funds Provisions of the Volcker Rule

On June 25, 2020, the five regulatory agencies responsible for implementing the Dodd-Frank Act’s Volcker Rule finalized their rulemaking, substantially revising the “covered funds” provisions of the regulation.

Client Alert | July 7, 2020

Investor Communications by Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Managers in Light of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the globe, the ultimate effect on businesses and financial markets remains uncertain.  This alert offers practical guidance for the managers of private equity and real estate funds weighing such considerations.

Client Alert | May 7, 2020

Tax implications of benchmark reform: UK tax authority weighs in

It is expected that, from the end of 2021, London Interbank Offered Rates (“LIBORs”), which are used as reference rates in the loan, bond and derivatives markets, will cease to be published.

Client Alert | May 4, 2020

Operating Partners and/or Captive Consultants: Recent SEC Action and Six Takeaways

On April 22, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a settled order finding that a middle-market private equity fund adviser failed to adequately disclose that costs relating to an internal “Operations Group” would be charged to the portfolio companies of the adviser’s fund.

Client Alert | April 30, 2020

Pursuing Crisis-Related Investment Opportunities – Considerations for Private Equity Fund Managers

The coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”) has had far-reaching implications on virtually every aspect of the global economy, and the private equity industry has faced its share of challenges. 

Client Alert | April 30, 2020

COVID-19: Fundraising Considerations for Private Investment Fund Sponsors

This briefing covers steps sponsors should consider taking when fundraising in the current environment.

Client Alert | April 27, 2020

Gibson Dunn Earns 155 Rankings from Chambers Global 2020

In the 2020 edition of Chambers Global, Gibson Dunn earned 155 total rankings – 56 firm practice group rankings and 99 individual rankings. The firm and its lawyers were recognized globally and in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East regions, with additional recognitions in Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Firm News | March 5, 2020

Changes to Marketing Alternative Investment Funds in the EU

The EU has adopted a package of measures which will implement some important changes to the way in which alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) market their funds cross-border in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Client Alert | February 24, 2020

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes 15 Gibson Dunn Partners in Litigation, Corporate Tax and Private Funds

Who’s Who Legal named 15 Gibson Dunn partners to guides in their respective fields. Dubai partner Chézard Ameer, Hong Kong partner John Fadely, Los Angeles partner Jennifer Bellah Maguire, New York partners Shukie Grossman and Edward Sopher and Washington, D.C. partner C.

Firm News | January 30, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

Gibson Dunn has been recognized in 15 categories in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The Singapore office was ranked in the following Foreign Firms categories: Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Energy and Restructuring.

Firm News | January 21, 2020

Form ADV Amendments for Non-U.S. Sponsors in Light of Re-Registration Requirement under the Securities Investment Business Law of the Cayman Islands

On June 18, 2019, the Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Law, 2019 entered into force in the Cayman Islands, significantly amending the Securities Investment Business Law (2019 Revision) (SIBL).

Client Alert | January 9, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2020 Chambers Asia Pacific

Gibson Dunn earned 16 firm rankings and 21 individual rankings in the 2020 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific.

Firm News | December 6, 2019

Chambers Alternative Funds 2019 Guide

New York partner Shukie Grossman, Los Angeles partner Jennifer Bellah Maguire, and Washington, D.C. partner C. William Thomas, Jr. are the authors of Chambers Alternative Funds 2019 Guide [PDF] published November 2019.

Publications | November 6, 2019

SEC Issues New Guidance for Proxy Advisors and Investment Advisers Engaged in the Proxy Voting Process

On August 21, 2019, the SEC issued new guidance regarding two elements of the proxy voting process that are influenced by proxy advisory firms: proxy voting advice issued by proxy advisors and proxy voting by investment advisers who use that proxy voting advice.

Client Alert | August 23, 2019

Best Lawyers in France 2020 Recognizes 16 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in France 2020 has recognized 16 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Ahmed Baladi – Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Privacy and Data Security Law and Telecommunications Law; Nicolas Baverez – Administrative Law, Public Law and Regulatory Practice; Maïwenn Béas – Public Law; Amanda Bevan-de Bernède – Banking and Finance Law and Investment; Eric Bouffard – International Arbitration; Bertrand Delaunay – Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Private Equity Law; Jérôme Delaurière – Tax Law; Jean-Pierre Farges – Arbitration and Mediation, Banking and Finance Law, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation; Pierre-Emmanuel Fender - Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Benoît Fleury – Corporate Law

Firm News | July 1, 2019

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2019

The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 has recommended Gibson Dunn in 14 categories in Belgium, France, Germany and UAE. The firm was recognized in Competition – EU and Global in Belgium; Administrative and Public Law, Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation Industry Focus – IT, Telecoms and the Internet, Insolvency, Insurance, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Tax in France; Antitrust, Compliance, Internal Investigations and Private Equity in Germany; and Corporate and M&A and Investment Funds in UAE.

Firm News | April 19, 2019

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2019 Chambers Asia Pacific

Gibson Dunn earned 12 firm rankings and 21 individual rankings in the 2019 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific.

Firm News | November 29, 2018

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Twelve Gibson Dunn Partners

Twelve Gibson Dunn partners were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in their respective fields. In Who’s Who Legal Private Funds 2019, Dubai partner Chézard Ameer, Hong Kong partner John Fadely, Los Angeles partner Jennifer Bellah Maguire, New York partners Shukie Grossman, Edward Nelson and Edward Sopher, and Washington, D.C. partner C.

Firm News | October 30, 2018

Webcast: Spinning Out and Splitting Off – Navigating Complex Challenges in Corporate Separations

In the current strong market environment, spin-off deals have become a regular feature of the M&A landscape as strategic companies look for ways to maximize the value of various assets. In this program, a panel of lawyers from a number of these key practice areas provided insights based on their recent experience structuring and executing spin-off transactions. They walked through the hot topics, common issues and potential work-arounds.

Webcasts | October 30, 2018

IRS Provides Much Needed Guidance on Opportunity Zones through Issuance of Proposed Regulations

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

SEC Warns Public Companies on Cyber-Fraud Controls

On October 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a report warning public companies about the importance of internal controls to prevent cyber fraud.  The report described the SEC Division of Enforcement's investigation of multiple public companies which had collectively lost nearly $100 million in a range of cyber-scams typically involving phony emails requesting payments to vendors or corporate executives.

Client Alert | October 17, 2018

Financing Arrangements and Documentation: Considerations Ahead of Brexit

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

M&A Report – 2018 Mid-Year Activism Update

This Client Alert provides an update on shareholder activism activity involving NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies with equity market capitalizations above $1 billion during the first half of 2018.

Client Alert | October 3, 2018

M&A Report – Fresenius Marks a Watershed Development in the Analysis of “Material Adverse Effect” Clauses

On October 1, 2018, in Akorn, Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi AG, the Delaware Court of Chancery determined conclusively for the first time that a buyer had validly terminated a merger agreement due to the occurrence of a "material adverse effect" (MAE).

Client Alert | October 2, 2018

2018 Mid-Year Securities Enforcement Update

I. Significant Developments A. Introduction For a brief moment in time, after several years with as many as 3 of the 5 commissioner seats vacant, the SEC was operating at full force, with the January 2018 swearing in of newest commissioners Hester Peirce and Robert Jackson.

Client Alert | July 30, 2018