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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

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

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

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 Transaction Named Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Deal of the Year by The Deal

The Deal named “Teledoc acquires chronic care manager Livongo” as its “Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech (Large Cap) Deal of the Year.” Gibson Dunn advised Lazard, financial advisor to Teladoc Health.

Firm News | September 27, 2021

Webcast: Maximizing Value From Your Corporate Carveout: Lessons Learned From the Front Lines

In this webcast, leading divestiture practitioners from both Gibson Dunn and Boston Consulting Group discuss some of the key areas of consideration in preparing for and executing a corporate carveout.

Webcasts | September 22, 2021

Gibson Dunn Ranked in ALB’s M&A Rankings 2021

In its 2021 M&A rankings, which recognizes the best firms in Asia for M&A work, Asian Legal Business recognized Gibson Dunn in Singapore: International and in Hong Kong.

Firm News | September 13, 2021

UK Government Issues Further Updates on National Security Regime: A Comprehensive State of Play for Investors

This week the UK Government published still further updates on the application of the soon to come into force National Security and Investment Act 2021. We have prepared a comprehensive guide to the UK’s new national security regime, bringing together all of the developments and guidance to date. But, most importantly, we consider what investors and their advisors need to take into account now in order to mitigate risk and improve deal certainty.

Client Alert | September 8, 2021

Gibson Dunn Named Among 2021 Top Commercial Law Firms in Germany

The German weekly FOCUS recognized Gibson Dunn's Frankfurt and Munich offices in its annual special issue, “Law." The firm is recommended as “Top-Wirtschaftskanzlei 2021" [top commercial law firm] in the Compliance, Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions categories.

Firm News | September 7, 2021

India Business Law Journal Names Gibson Dunn Among Top International Firms Active in India

Gibson Dunn was listed as a Key Player in the India Business Law Journal's 2021 report recognizing the top foreign law firms for India-related work. The publication noted Gibson Dunn as “responsive, thoughtful and sensitive to local law issues that arise with listed companies in India,” and also that Singapore partner Jai Pathak is “an excellent guide for the Indian legal landscape.” The list was published on August 20, 2021.

Firm News | August 25, 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

Qi Yue Named One of ALB China’s 2021 Top 15 Rising Lawyers

Asian Legal Business has named Beijing partner Qi Yue in its 2021 China Top 15 Rising Lawyers list. The survey showcases the most accomplished lawyers in China under the age of 40.

Firm News | July 26, 2021

“Effect of Termination” Provisions in Purchase Agreements: Considerations in an Evolving M&A Market

This client alert is a summary of issues for buyers and sellers to consider when negotiating "effect of termination" provisions in purchase agreements in light of current and evolving M&A market dynamics.

Client Alert | July 26, 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

Webcast: Conducting Effective Cybersecurity and Privacy/Data Protection Diligence in M&A Transactions

In the last several years, M&A transaction planners have become increasingly focused on cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection risks, as technology advances and the regulatory regimes evolve. This recorded webcast focuses on how to design and manage an effective cybersecurity and privacy diligence plan.

Webcasts | July 13, 2021

WirtschaftsWoche Ranks Gibson Dunn as a 2021 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 12, 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

100% Foreign Ownership Permitted in the UAE

The UAE Commercial Companies Law (the “CCL”) has been amended to permit 100% foreign ownership of companies incorporated in the UAE under the CCL, commonly known as “onshore” companies.

Client Alert | June 1, 2021

Gibson Dunn Earns 94 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2021

In its 2021 edition, Chambers USA awarded Gibson Dunn 94 first-tier rankings, of which 33 were firm practice group rankings and 61 were individual lawyer rankings.

Firm News | May 20, 2021

The Deal Names Andrew Kaplan a Rising Star

The Deal named New York partner Andrew Kaplan to its Rising Stars class of 2021. The feature was published on May 19, 2021. Andrew Kaplan’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

Firm News | May 19, 2021

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top Commercial Law Firms in Germany 2021

The German magazine brand eins recognized Gibson Dunn’s Frankfurt and Munich offices in its special issue brand eins/thema among the best commercial law firms in Germany.

Firm News | May 17, 2021

Webcast: SPACs: What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Wave of Litigation and Investigations

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers provides the latest update on the state of the SPAC market, recent SEC guidance on SPACs, the issues that sponsors, boards, underwriters, advisers and auditors should be considering in connection with SPAC IPOs, de-SPAC transactions, disclosures, and strategies for mitigating the regulatory and litigation risk.

Webcasts | May 13, 2021

Germany Further Strengthens Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Regime

The 17th amendment of the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (“AWV amendment”) came into effect in the first week of May 2021. It marks the third fundamental revision of the German FDI regime since April 2020.

Client Alert | May 13, 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

Barbara Becker and Linda Curtis Named IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2021

Gibson Dunn’s Managing Partner Barbara Becker and Los Angeles partner Linda Curtis were named among the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2021, featuring “the most prominent female lawyers working in financial and corporate law.” The guide was published May 5, 2021.

Firm News | May 5, 2021

Best Lawyers in Singapore 2022 Recognizes Six Gibson Dunn Partners

Best Lawyers in Singapore 2022 has recognized six Gibson Dunn partners as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Troy Doyle – Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Robson Lee – Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Jai Pathak – Banking and Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Brad Roach– Energy Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Saptak Santra – Banking and Finance and Energy Law; and Jamie Thomas – Banking and Finance.

Firm News | April 16, 2021

India Business Law Journal Names Jai Pathak to 2021 International A-List

India Business Law Journal has named Singapore partner Jai Pathak to its 2021 International A-List, featuring “the top 100 foreign lawyers for India-related matters.” The list was published on March 29, 2021.

Firm News | April 7, 2021

Fang Xue Named One of ALB China’s 2021 Top 15 M&A Lawyers

Asian Legal Business has named Beijing partner Fang Xue in its 2021 China Top 15 M&A Lawyers list. The survey showcases the top lawyers in the market who possess “rich practical experience in the field, as well as strong business acumen and creative solutions.” The list was published on March 19, 2021.

Firm News | March 25, 2021

Webcast: Navigating Complex Challenges in Carveout Transactions

This webcast focuses on steps that a company should take when it plans to sell a business unit in a carve-out transaction.  The webcast will also address how buyers in these transactions should protect their interests and increase the likelihood of success.

Webcasts | March 11, 2021

M&A Report – 2020 Year-End Activism Update

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide 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 on December 31, 2020) during the second half of 2020.

Client Alert | February 22, 2021

Gilead Sciences’ Acquisition of MYR GmbH Named Deal of the Month by JUVE Rechtsmarkt magazine

The leading German legal publication JUVE Rechtsmarkt has named the acquisition of MYR GmbH by Gilead Sciences, Inc. as its Deal of the Month. Gibson Dunn represented Gilead Sciences on this deal.

Firm News | February 8, 2021

Two Gibson Dunn Deals Selected as China Business Law Journal’s 2020 Deals of the Year

China Business Law Journal has named Amgen’s acquisition of BeiGene and SINA Corporation’s merger and going-private agreement with New Wave among its Deals of the Year 2020.

Firm News | February 5, 2021

German Corporate Law 2021: A New Dawn Beyond Covid-19, Protectionist Tendencies and the Wirecard Fall-Out

Munich associate Marcus Geiss and of counsel Birgit Friedl are the authors of "German Corporate Law 2021: A New Dawn Beyond Covid-19, Protectionist Tendencies and the Wirecard Fall-Out," [PDF] published by M&A Review on January 29, 2021.

Publications | January 29, 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

China Business Law Journal Names Fang Xue to 2020 A-List

China Business Law Journal has named Beijing partner Fang Xue to its 2020 A-List, which features the “top private practice lawyers for China-related business." The list was published on January 4, 2021.

Firm News | January 27, 2021

Barbara Becker Named Among Top Women in Dealmaking 2020

The Deal named New York partner Barbara Becker to its annual Top Women in Dealmaking list, which “recognizes exemplary women in the legal profession with a focus on M&A, private equity, restructuring and activist investing.” The list was published on January 25, 2021.

Firm News | January 25, 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

2020 Year-End German Law Update

At Gibson Dunn, we are proud and honored to be at your side to help solve your most complex legal questions and to continue our partnership with you in the coming year in Germany, in Europe and the world. We trust you will find this German Law Year-End Update insightful and instructive for the best possible start in 2021.

Client Alert | January 14, 2021

Crain’s Names Barbara Becker a 2021 Notable Woman in Law

Crain’s New York Business named New York partner Barbara Becker among its 2021 Notable Women in Law. The publication noted, “These impressive attorneys were chosen not only for their skills and accomplishments, but also for their efforts to shore up the edifice of justice.” The list was published on December 21, 2020.

Firm News | December 22, 2020

Webcast: M&A Hot Topics 2020

Developments in 2020, including with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, have resulted in new ways of doing deals and new issues for dealmakers. Hear from seasoned practitioners on how deals are getting done and the issues being confronted.

Webcasts | December 1, 2020

UAE to Allow 100% Foreign Ownership of Businesses

On 23 November 2020 the UAE government announced that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, had issued a decree (the “New Decree”) amending Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies. The New Decree is yet to be published, but it will reportedly overhaul the foreign ownership rules in respect of commercial companies in the UAE.

Client Alert | November 25, 2020

The UK’s New National Security Regime

The UK Government has announced plans to upgrade and widen significantly its intervention powers on grounds of national security. Gibson Dunn lawyers detail key aspects of the proposed new regime.

Client Alert | November 18, 2020

Update on German Foreign Investment Control: New EU Cooperation Mechanism & Overview of Recent Changes

On October 29, 2020, the 16th amendment to the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung or “AWV”) entered into force. The amendment is the final step of implementing the EU-wide cooperation mechanism introduced by Regulation (EU) 2019/452 establishing a framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the EU.

Client Alert | November 11, 2020

Rising corporate failures and new Act on insolvency, restructuring and dissolution

Singapore partner Robson Lee is the author of "Rising corporate failures and new Act on insolvency, restructuring and dissolution," [PDF] published by NextInsight on November 7, 2020.

Publications | November 7, 2020

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top 50 Law Firms in Germany

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2020/2021 listed Gibson Dunn among the top 50 law firms in Germany recommended by in-house lawyers. In the categories of Stock Corporation and Corporate Governance Law, Munich partner Ferdinand Fromholzer was one of two most recommended lawyers, Munich of counsel Silke Beiter was frequently recommended, and the firm was ranked among the top 10 in Germany.

Firm News | November 5, 2020

Leading German Legal Publication JUVE Recommends Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels Offices in its Annual Handbook 2020/2021

The leading German legal publication JUVE recommended Gibson Dunn’s Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels offices in the 2020/2021 edition of its annual directory.

Firm News | November 5, 2020

Common Shareholding and Competition in Europe

On 29 September 2020, the European Commission issued its first report on concomitant minority shareholdings by institutional investors in companies active in the same market. The findings of the 320 page Report were drawn upon lessons learned from five sectors which are considered by the Commission to be relatively concentrated, namely: Oil & Gas, Electricity, Mobile Telecoms, Trading Platforms, and Beverages. The Report was triggered by the identification of an increasing number of Common Shareholdings in recent years. For instance, in 2014, 60% of U.S. public firms had a shareholder that held at least 5% both in the firm itself and in a competitor. In Europe, Common Shareholdings with at least 5% participation concerned 67% of listed companies in 2016.

Client Alert | October 15, 2020

M&A Report – 2020 Mid-Year Activism Update

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide 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 on June 30, 2020) during the first half of 2020.

Client Alert | October 9, 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

Stock-for-Stock Mergers During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis – A Potential Strategic Solution

The widespread economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 poses distinct challenges for buyers and sellers seeking to identify M&A opportunities, as companies evaluate the impact of the pandemic on their businesses to date, and seek to predict its future impact.

Client Alert | October 5, 2020

Kristin Linsley and Saee Muzumdar Recognized by LMG Americas Women in Business 2020

At the Euromoney Legal Media Group Women in Business Law Awards, San Francisco partner Kristin Linsley was recognized as Best in Cyber Security and New York partner Saee Muzumdar was recognized as a Corporate Rising Star.

Firm News | September 22, 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

Temporary German COVID-19 Insolvency Regime Extended in Modified Form

When the COVID 19 pandemic first hit European shores in early spring 2020, the German legislator was quick to introduce wide-reaching legislative reforms to protect the German business world from unwanted consequences of an economy struggling with unprecedented upheaval, the lock-down and the ensuing social strain.[1] One key element of the overall legal reform in March 2020 was the temporary derogation from the regular mandatory German-law requirement to file for insolvency immediately whenever a company is either illiquid (Zahlungsunfähigkeit) or over-indebted (Überschuldung). This derogation has now been extended in time for over-indebted companies, but restricted in scope for illiquid companies.

Client Alert | September 21, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in ALB’s M&A Rankings 2020

Asian Legal Business has ranked Gibson Dunn as a Notable Firm for the Hong Kong and Singapore: International categories in its 2020 M&A Rankings, which recognizes the best firms in Asia for M&A work.

Firm News | September 18, 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

Gibson Dunn Named Among 2020 Top Commercial Law Firms in Germany

The German weekly FOCUS recognized Gibson Dunn’s Frankfurt and Munich offices in its annual special issue, “Law.” The firm is recommended as “Top-Wirtschaftskanzlei 2020” [top commercial law firm] in the Compliance, Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions categories.

Firm News | September 8, 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

Who’s Who Legal 2020 Asset Recovery, Energy, and Product Liability Defence Guides Recognize Eight Gibson Dunn Partners

Eight Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery 2020, Energy 2020, and Product Liability Defence 2020 guides. Dubai partner Graham Lovett was recommended in Asset Recovery.

Firm News | August 12, 2020

2020 Mid-Year Sanctions and Export Controls Update

The ongoing coronavirus has caused governments and populations to rethink how to conduct social interactions and in turn how to conduct business on a global scale. Despite the ongoing global public health crisis, the United States Government’s efforts to use its economic leverage to conduct foreign policy continues unabated. Indeed, throughout the first half of 2020, the United States continued to tighten the screws on Iran and Venezuela and has not shied away from using its economic arsenal in its escalating trade war with China.

Client Alert | August 4, 2020

Gibson Dunn Deal Wins 2020 Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Deal of the Year

The Deal Awards Middle Market named Merck & Co.’s acquisition of Immune Design Corp. its 2020 Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Deal of the Year. Gibson Dunn was legal advisor to Merck in the transaction.

Firm News | July 31, 2020

Court of Chancery Considers Bundled Assets and Rights of First Refusal

Los Angeles partner Benyamin Ross, New York associate Mark Mixon Jr. and Los Angeles associate Reginald Glosson are the authors of "Court of Chancery Considers Bundled Assets and Rights of First Refusal," [PDF] published by Delaware Business Court Insider on July 29, 2020.

Publications | July 30, 2020

Law360 Names Five Gibson Dunn Lawyers as 2020 Rising Stars

Five Gibson Dunn lawyers were named among Law360’s Rising Stars for 2020, featuring “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” The following lawyers were recognized: New York partner Brian Ascher in Media & Entertainment, Dallas partner Krista Hanvey in Benefits, New York partner Saee Muzumdar in Mergers & Acquisitions, New York associate Lindsey Schmidt in International Arbitration, and Washington, D.C. of counsel Molly Senger in Employment.

Firm News | July 6, 2020

The M&A Lawyer: Corporate M&A in Times of the Corona Crisis – Specific Consequences of the Pandemic for the German Transaction Business

Munich partner Lutz Englisch, of counsel Birgit Friedl, and associates Marcus Geiss, Sonja Ruttmann and Dennis Seifarth are the authors of "Corporate M&A in Times of the Corona Crisis: Specific Consequences of the Pandemic for the German Transaction Business" [PDF] published in the June 2020 issue (volume 24/issue 6) of The M&A Lawyer.

Publications | July 6, 2020

Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 Recognizes 19 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 has recognized 19 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas. Frankfurt attorneys recognized include: Alexander Klein – Banking and Finance Law; Jens-Olrik Murach – Competition/Antitrust Law, and Litigation; Dirk Oberbracht – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Private Equity Law; Wilhelm Reinhardt – Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Sebastian Schoon – Banking and Finance Law; and Finn Zeidler – Arbitration and Mediation, Criminal Defense, and Litigation.

Firm News | June 26, 2020

Best Lawyers in France 2021 Recognizes 17 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in France 2021 recognized 17 Gibson Dunn attorneys and named Gibson Dunn the Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Law Firm of the Year.”

Firm News | June 25, 2020

Barbara Becker and Linda Curtis Named IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2020

New York partner Barbara Becker and Los Angeles partner Linda Curtis were named among the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2020, featuring “the leading female transactional lawyers in the world.” The guide was published June 18, 2020.

Firm News | June 24, 2020

WirtschaftsWoche Ranks Gibson Dunn as a 2020 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 15, 2020

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2021 Recognizes 12 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2021 has recognized 12 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Cyrus Benson – International Arbitration; Thomas Budd – Real Estate Finance; Gregory Campbell – Private Equity Law; James Cox – Employment Law; Patrick Doris – International Arbitration; Charlie Geffen – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Private Equity Law; 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 12, 2020

Chancery Holds Buyout Provision in LLC Agreement to Be a ‘Call Option’ and Irrevocable Following Exercise

Dallas partner Robert Little and associate Louis Matthews are the authors of "Chancery Holds Buyout Provision in LLC Agreement to Be a 'Call Option' and Irrevocable Following Exercise," [PDF] published by Delaware Business Court Insider on May 29, 2020.

Publications | June 1, 2020

German Foreign Investment Control Tightens Further

On May 20, 2020, the German government has adopted an amendment to the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung or AWV) further increasing the scrutiny of foreign direct investments.

Client Alert | May 27, 2020

New Foreign Investment Restrictions Imposed by India

Given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, valuations and stock prices of Indian companies have witnessed precipitous declines. The government of India has revised the country's investment laws to check “opportunistic takeovers/acquisitions” of Indian companies.

Client Alert | May 26, 2020

Wirtschaftswoche ranks Gibson Dunn as 2020 Top Law Firm in Corporate Law

In its list of the most renowned law firms and lawyers in Corporate Law, German publication WirtschaftsWoche has recognized Gibson Dunn as a Top Law Firm 2020.

Firm News | May 18, 2020

Gibson Dunn named among top commercial law firms in Germany

The German monthly brand eins recognized Gibson Dunn's Frankfurt and Munich offices in its special issue „Commercial Law Firms“. The firm is recommended as „Beste Wirtschaftskanzlei 2020“ (top commercial law firm) in the Compliance and Mergers & Acquisitions categories.

Firm News | May 15, 2020

Die virtuelle Hauptversammlung

Munich associate Johanna Hauser is the co-author of “Die virtuelle Hauptversammlung” [PDF] published in the issue 13/2020 of the German publication NZG (New Journal for Corporate Law), together with Cornelius Simons (Cornell).

Publications | May 12, 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on Mena M&A

Dubai partners Hardeep Plahe and Fraser Dawson, of counsel Hanna Chalhoub and associate Thomas Barker are the authors of "The impact of Covid-19 on Mena M&A," [PDF] published by Asian-mena Counsel, Volume 17 Issue 5, in May 2020.

Publications | May 11, 2020

M&A Report – 2019 Year-End Activism Update

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide 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 2019) during the second half of 2019.

Client Alert | May 11, 2020

Corporate M&A in Times of the Corona Crisis – Specific Consequences of the Pandemic for the German Transaction Business

Gibson Dunn provides an overview of various tendencies and trends that will influence the German transaction business beyond and partially irrespective of the specific legislative steps taken in response to the pandemic.

Client Alert | May 7, 2020

Gibson Dunn Deal Named Marine Money’s M&A Deal of the Year 2020

Marine Money recognized Capital Product Partners’ spin-off and subsequent $1.65 billion merger of its tanker fleet with Diamond S as its M&A Deal of the Year.

Firm News | May 7, 2020

M&A Report – Determining the Likely Standard of Review Applicable to Board Decisions in Delaware M&A Transactions

M&A practitioners are well aware of the several standards of review applied by Delaware courts in evaluating whether directors have complied with their fiduciary duties in the context of M&A transactions.

Client Alert | May 4, 2020

The Future Fund – a Venture into the Unknown for the UK Government

On 20 April 2020, the UK Government announced the launch of an investment fund intended to deliver up to £500 million of investment and liquidity to high-growth companies impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic (the “Future Fund”). The Future Fund will provide UK-based companies with convertible loans ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, provided that the amount loaned by the UK Government is matched by third party investors.

Client Alert | May 4, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2020

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 has recommended Gibson Dunn in 19 categories in Belgium, France, Germany and UAE.

Firm News | April 30, 2020

Small Business Administration Publishes Additional Interim Final Rules and New Guidance Related to PPP Loan Eligibility and Accessibility

In the last week, as the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) prepared for additional Paycheck Protection Program (the “Program” or “PPP”) funding and began accepting—for the second time—applications from participating lenders, the SBA issued a series of new guidance materials related to Program eligibility, fund accessibility, and loan amount calculations.

Client Alert | April 29, 2020

Gibson Dunn Earns 84 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2020

In its 2020 edition, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business awarded Gibson Dunn 84 first-tier rankings, of which 31 were firm practice group rankings and 53 were individual lawyer rankings.

Firm News | April 24, 2020

If you’re not on the list…

London partner Selina Sagayam is the author of "If you're not on the list..." [PDF] published by the Corporate Financier magazine in its April 2020 issue.

Publications | April 22, 2020

Corporate/M&A in Times of the Corona Crisis – Current Legal Developments for German Business

On March 28, 2020, the German Federal legislature’s response to the Corona crisis entered into force, introducing a varied array of far-reaching legislative measures to stabilize and support the German economy. In the sphere of corporate law, such statutory implementation measures are, in particular, contained in the Act on the Mitigation of the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Civil, Insolvency and Criminal Procedural Law (Gesetz zur Abmilderung der Folgen der COVID-19-Pandemie im Zivil-, Insolvenz- und Strafverfahrensrecht – “COVID-19 Pandemic Mitigation Act”) and the so-called Act on the Introduction of an Economic Stabilization Fund (Wirtschaftsstabilisierungsfondsgesetz - WStFG).

Client Alert | April 14, 2020

Best Lawyers in Singapore 2021 Recognizes Five Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in Singapore 2021 has recognized five Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Troy Doyle – Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Jai Pathak – Banking and Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Brad Roach– Energy Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Saptak Santra – Banking and Finance and Energy Law; and Jamie Thomas – Banking and Finance.

Firm News | April 13, 2020

Fiduciary Duties and Board Options in a Time of Pandemic

The rapid spread of COVID-19, increasingly stringent government orders in response, and the profound effects on the global economy have raised concerns among corporate directors about how to adequately discharge their fiduciary duties. 

Client Alert | April 6, 2020

India Business Law Journal Names Jai Pathak to 2020 International A-List

India Business Law Journal has named Jai Pathak to its 2020 International A-List, featuring “the top India-focused lawyers at international firms.” The list was published on March 24, 2020.

Firm News | April 1, 2020

COVID-19 and Representation and Warranty Insurance on US M&A Deals: Considerations for Buyers and Sellers

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused major disruptions in global economies, including merger and acquisition activity.  In response to the pandemic, we are seeing changes to the representation and warranty insurance (“RWI”) market.  Specifically, RWI insurers are currently proposing certain exclusions from coverage with respect to COVID-19 risk and are requiring buyers to conduct focused diligence regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the target’s business.

Client Alert | March 27, 2020

M&A Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis: A Checklist

Gibson Dunn provides a checklist to assist companies in navigating the M&A process in an environment overshadowed by COVID-19 concerns, focusing on areas of particular risk and uncertainty.

Client Alert | March 18, 2020

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers Europe 2020

Gibson Dunn received 32 rankings in Chambers Europe 2020: 24 individual rankings and eight firm rankings. The firm was recommended in the following categories: Competition/European Law – Belgium; Corporate Investigations – Europe-wide; Corporate/M&A: High-End Capability – France; Restructuring/Insolvency – France; TMT: Information Technology – France; Compliance – Germany; Corporate/M&A: High-End Capability – Germany; Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Corporate Advisory – Germany.

Firm News | March 16, 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

Ferdinand Fromholzer Named to Who’s Who Legal Guide for Germany

The Who’s Who 2020 Legal guide for Germany recommended Munich partner Ferdinand Fromholzer for Corporate Governance and M&A. The guide was published in December 2019.

Firm News | January 30, 2020