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M&A Insights: Representation and Warranty Insurance Trends, Efforts Standards, and Managing Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks in M&A

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide quick insights into recent market trends and practical advice on how to manage common M&A problems.

Webcasts | December 2, 2022

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

FTC Announces Broader Vision of Its Section 5 Authority to Address Unfair Methods of Competition

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss how the Federal Trade Commission intends to broaden its enforcement of Section 5 of the FTC Act to focus "on stopping unfair methods of competition in their incipiency based on their tendency to harm competitive conditions."

Client Alert | November 14, 2022

Gibson Dunn Expands in the Middle East with Addition of Corporate Partner Marwan Elaraby

Marwan Elaraby has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a partner based in the Dubai office.

Press Releases | October 24, 2022

Euromoney’s Rising Star Awards 2022 Recognizes 16 Gibson Dunn Partners

Euromoney named 16 Gibson Dunn lawyers among its 2022 Rising Stars in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions.

Firm News | October 12, 2022

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top Law Firms in Germany 2022/2023

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2022/2023 listed Gibson Dunn among the top 50 law firms in Germany and among the top law firms by range of service, recommended by in-house lawyers, and ranked Munich partner Ferdinand Fromholzer among the top 100 lawyers in Germany.

Firm News | October 7, 2022

Expert Guides Rising Stars 2022 Recognizes Eleven 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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