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Webcast: M&A Hot Topics 2024

In the face of a rocky year for M&A transactions, 2023 presented new issues for dealmakers. Hear from seasoned practitioners on how deals are getting done and the issues being confronted.

Client Alert | February 8, 2024

SEC Adopts Final Rules to Align SPACs More Closely with IPOs

Among the meaningful changes in the Final Rules, the Commission did not adopt a safe harbor from the “investment company” definition under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”) for SPACs.

Client Alert | February 2, 2024

Candice Choh and Marcellus McRae Named Among Los Angeles’ 2024 Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys

The Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Century City partner Candice Choh and Los Angeles partner Marcellus McRae in its Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys list, which honors “standout minority attorneys considered to be particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the LA region.”

Firm News | January 26, 2024

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2024 Recognizes Six Gibson Dunn Partners

The Who’s Who Legal Germany 2024 guide recommended Frankfurt partners Dirk Oberbracht in M&A, Georg Weidenbach in Competition, and Finn Zeidler in Commercial Litigation, and Munich partners Lutz Englisch in M&A, Ferdinand Fromholzer in Corporate Governance and M&A, and Benno Schwartz in Investigations.

Firm News | January 26, 2024

FTC Publishes Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Notification Thresholds for 2024

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its annual update of Hart-Scott-Rodino thresholds for pre-merger notifications of certain M&A transactions.

Client Alert | January 24, 2024

An Analysis of IQVIA/Propel Media and Its Potential Effect on Merger Enforcement

Our lawyers provide an analysis of IQVIA/Propel Media and its potential effect on merger enforcement.

Client Alert | January 23, 2024

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2024 Chambers Greater China Region Guide

Gibson Dunn earned 10 firm rankings and 20 individual rankings in the 2024 edition of the Chambers Greater China Region guide.

Firm News | January 18, 2024

Gibson Dunn Ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024

Gibson Dunn has been recognized in 23 categories in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. 

Firm News | January 17, 2024

Top Labor and Employee Benefits Issues to Think About in M&A Deals

Our lawyers discuss the top labor and employee benefits considerations in M&A transactions.

Client Alert | January 17, 2024

Lawdragon Names 22 Partners Among its 2024 500 Leading Lawyers in America and Hall of Fame Honorees

Lawdragon named 22 Gibson Dunn partners to its 2024 500 Leading Lawyers in America, a guide to the nation’s top lawyers.

Firm News | January 12, 2024

PFI Names Gigapower, a Joint Venture between AT&T and BlackRock, as 2023 Americas Digital Deal of the Year

Gigapower, LLC, a joint venture between AT&T and investment management company BlackRock, has been named the 2023 Americas Digital Deal of the Year by Project Finance International.

Firm News | January 11, 2024

Termination of Adobe / Figma Merger

On 18 December 2023, Adobe and Figma mutually agreed to terminate their $20 billion merger deal, after they concluded that there was “no clear path” to get clearance from EU and UK antitrust regulators.

Client Alert | December 27, 2023

U.S. Antitrust Agencies Release Revised 2023 Merger Guidelines Designed to Increase Scrutiny of Deals

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have jointly released the final version of the 2023 Merger Guidelines, designed to increase scrutiny of deals.

Client Alert | December 21, 2023

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2024 Chambers Asia-Pacific

Gibson Dunn earned 13 firm rankings and 15 individual rankings in the 2024 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. 

Firm News | December 14, 2023

Gibson Dunn Represented PT Asianet Media Teknologi in Joint Acquisition with Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison of PT MNC Kabel Mediacom

Gibson Dunn represented PT Asianet Media Teknologi (Asianet), a Lightstorm Group entity, in the joint acquisition by Asianet and Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison of PT MNC Kabel Mediacom, a leading fiber-based network services provider in Indonesia.

Firm News | December 7, 2023

Webcast: M&A Insights – How to Use CVRs to Bridge Valuation Gaps, DOJ Self-Disclosure Guidelines for M&A, and Shareholder Activism Update

Join us for a 30-minute briefing covering several M&A practice topics. The program is the fourth in a series of quarterly webcasts designed to provide quick insights into emerging issues and practical advice on how to manage common M&A problems.

Webcasts | December 6, 2023

Top Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues to Think About in M&A Deals

Our lawyers provide an overview of global data privacy and cybersecurity considerations and red flags in M&A transactions.

Client Alert | November 14, 2023

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes 42 Gibson Dunn Partners in its 2024 Thought Leaders USA Guide

The inaugural edition of Who's Who Legal's 2024 Thought Leaders: USA featured 42 partners from Gibson Dunn.

Firm News | November 13, 2023

M&A Report – Delaware Court of Chancery Narrows Enforceability of Con Ed Provision

The Delaware Court of Chancery has narrowed the enforceability of a “Con Ed” provision that allows a target company to seek lost stockholder premium as damages resulting from acquiror breach in a failed deal structured as a merger.

Client Alert | November 8, 2023

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top Law Firms in Germany 2023/2024

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2023/2024 ranked Gibson Dunn among the top law firms overall in Germany. The recommendations are based on a survey of in-house counsel.

Firm News | November 3, 2023

Best Law Firms® Names Gibson Dunn “Law Firm of the Year” for 2024 in Appellate Practice and in Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Best Law Firms awarded Gibson Dunn its 2024 “Law Firm of the Year” in two categories – Appellate Practice and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

Firm News | November 2, 2023

Leading German Legal Publication JUVE Recommends Gibson Dunn Germany in its Annual Handbook 2023/2024

The leading German legal publication JUVE recommended Gibson Dunn in Germany in the 2023/2024 edition of its annual directory.

Firm News | October 27, 2023

Twenty-eight Partners Named Among the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America

Twenty-eight Gibson Dunn partners were named among the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America.

Firm News | October 24, 2023

SEC Adopts Significant Amendments to Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements and Provides Guidance on Derivatives Reporting and Group Formation Matters

On October 10, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules, significantly amending the beneficial ownership reporting requirements under Regulation 13D-G as promulgated pursuant to Sections 13(d) and 13(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. 

Client Alert | October 13, 2023

Webcast: M&A Insights – Buyer Liability for Sell-Side Breaches of Fiduciary Duty, the Impact of the Proposed Hart-Scott-Rodino Rule Changes, and Identifying Asset Sales that Require Stockholder Approval

Join us for a 30-minute briefing covering several M&A practice topics. The program is the third in a series of quarterly webcasts designed to provide quick insights into emerging issues and practical advice on how to manage common M&A problems.

Webcasts | October 3, 2023

Tech M&A Due Diligence Checklist: Sector-Specific Concerns

Palo Alto partners Ed Batts and Carrie LeRoy and Houston partner Charles Walker are the authors of "Tech M&A Due Diligence Checklist: Sector-Specific Concerns" published by Law360 on October 3, 2023. 

Article | October 3, 2023

Law360 Names Eight Gibson Dunn Partners as 2023 MVPs

Law360 named eight Gibson Dunn partners among its 2023 MVPs. 

Firm News | October 2, 2023

Gibson Dunn Advises John Laing on Acquisition of UK Portfolio from HICL Infrastructure PLC

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP advised investor and active manager of core infrastructure assets John Laing on its acquisition of a portfolio of five UK assets from HICL Infrastructure PLC.

Press Releases | September 28, 2023

FTC Challenges Roll-Up Strategy as Illegal Monopolization

On September 21, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission, delivering on recent agency promises to increase scrutiny of private equity-backed transactions and strategies, released a complaint filed against private equity sponsor Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe and U.S. Anesthesia Partners, a Texas-based provider of anesthesia services and Welsh Carson portfolio company. With this slate of claims, the FTC takes aim at Welsh Carson and USAP’s serial acquisitions over a decade, post-merger conduct, and the “roll-up” strategy employed by USAP and Welsh Carson.

Client Alert | September 27, 2023

Tech M&A Due Diligence Checklist: Critical IP Areas Of Inquiry

Palo Alto partners Ed Batts and Carrie LeRoy and Houston partner Charles Walker are the authors of "Tech M&A Due Diligence Checklist: Critical IP Areas Of Inquiry" published by Law360 on September 25, 2023. 

Article | September 26, 2023

Gibson Dunn Named Among 2023 Top Commercial Law Firms in Germany

The German weekly FOCUS recognized Gibson Dunn's Frankfurt and Munich offices in its annual special issue, “Law and Advice." The firm is recommended as “Top-Wirtschaftskanzlei 2023" (top commercial law firm) in the Compliance, Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions categories.

Firm News | September 22, 2023

Gibson Dunn Advises Zensho Holdings Co., Ltd. on its $621 Million Acquisition of The Snowfox Group

Gibson Dunn has advised Zensho Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan's premier food service company based on sales, on its acquisition of The Snowfox Group, a multi-channel international Japanese food service platform, for $621 million.

Press Releases | September 20, 2023

Gibson Dunn Ranked in ALB’s M&A Rankings 2023

In its 2023 M&A rankings, which recognize the best firms in Asia for M&A work, Asian Legal Business recommended Gibson Dunn in Singapore: International, China: International and in Hong Kong.

Firm News | September 12, 2023

Jai Pathak Named Cross Border Lawyer of the Year By Legal Era

Legal Era has named Singapore partner Jai Pathak as the Cross Border Lawyer of the Year for Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions at the 2023 Global Achievers Awards, which celebrates leading lawyers at global firms for their work on inbound and outbound India matters.

Firm News | September 5, 2023

M&A Report – Annual Activism Update – 2022

Our lawyers provide an update on shareholder activism in 2022 involving NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies with equity market capitalizations in excess of $1 billion and below $100 billion.

Client Alert | August 21, 2023

Private Equity Firm Relinquishes Board Rights, Dissolves Joint Venture After FTC Raises Antitrust Concerns

On August 16, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission announced the resolution of an antitrust investigation into the proposed acquisition by EQT Corporation of THQ Appalachia I, LLC and THQ-XcL Holdings I, LLC, two companies backed by equity commitments from funds managed by Quantum Energy Partners.

Client Alert | August 18, 2023

11 Gibson Dunn Lawyers Named Lawyers of the Year for 2024

Best Lawyers® named 11 Gibson Dunn lawyers as the 2024 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities.

Firm News | August 17, 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

Webcast: Discussion of FTC’s Proposed Changes to Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Premerger Notification Form

Partners from Gibson Dunn’s antitrust and corporate practice groups discuss proposed changes and additions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger notification form, including a review of key changes, their potential impact on HSR filing preparation and transaction timelines, as well as preliminary thoughts on new best practices to address these developments.

Webcasts | August 3, 2023

Delaware Chancellor Raises the Standard for Pricing Mootness Fees for Supplemental Disclosures

In a precedential decision on July 6, 2023, the Delaware Court of Chancery lowered stockholder-plaintiffs’ incentives to pursue meritless deal litigation by raising the standard that supplemental disclosures must meet to justify an award of attorneys’ fees from “helpful” to “material.”

Client Alert | August 2, 2023

European Court of Justice Strengthens the European Commission’s Hand in Merger Control

In a recent landmark judgment, the EU’s Court of Justice has sided with the European Commission on how the EU merger control rules should be interpreted and applied.

Client Alert | August 2, 2023

Saee Muzumdar Named to Bloomberg Law 2023 They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40

New York partner Saee Muzumdar was named to the Bloomberg Law 2023 They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40, an “award recognizing the accomplishments of stellar young lawyers nationwide” who “represent the best of the future of the legal profession.”

Firm News | July 27, 2023

U.S. Antitrust Agencies Release Updated Merger Guidelines

Our lawyers discuss the updated draft Merger Guidelines jointly issued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.

Client Alert | July 20, 2023

Gibson Dunn Advises Berkshire Hathaway Energy on Purchase of Dominion Energy Limited Partnership Stake in Cove Point LNG

​Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is advising Berkshire Hathaway Energy on its purchase of Dominion Energy's 50% limited partnership stake in the Cove Point LNG, LP business.

Firm News | July 11, 2023

India Business Law Journal Names Jai Pathak to 2022-23 International A-List

India Business Law Journal has named Singapore partner Jai Pathak to its 2022-23 International A-List, featuring the top 100 “foreign lawyers most recommended by clients and peers for their work on the cross-border aspects of India-related matters."

Firm News | July 11, 2023

Gibson Dunn Advises Murphy Oil on Negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts for Five Blocks Offshore Côte d’Ivoire

Gibson Dunn advised Murphy Oil Corporation, a NYSE listed US-based independent oil and natural gas exploration company, on the negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts for 5 blocks offshore Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) with the Ivory Coast government and the associated Joint Operating Agreements with its partner, state-owned oil company, PETROCI.

Firm News | July 10, 2023

Sixteen Gibson Dunn Attorneys named in the 2023 Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation Guide

Sixteen Gibson Dunn attorneys were recognized in the 2023 Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation edition.

Firm News | July 7, 2023

Why Int’l Investors Should Keep An Eye On German M&A Regs

Munich associates Marcus Geiss and Sonja Ruttmann are the authors of "Why Int'l Investors Should Keep An Eye On German M&A Regs" published by Law360 on June 29, 2023. 

Article | June 29, 2023

FTC Proposes Dramatic Expansion and Revision of HSR Merger Notification Form

Our lawyers discuss the proposed first major overhaul of the Hart-Scott Rodino Act premerger notification requirements since the HSR program was established 45 years ago.

Client Alert | June 29, 2023