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June 12, 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. Frankfurt partner Dirk Oberbracht was named a Top Lawyer in M&A, and Munich partner Kai Gesing and Frankfurt partner Georg Weidenbach were recognized as Top Lawyers

June 3, 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;

June 1, 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 (“Onshore Companies”). The UAE Ministry of Economy announced that the foreign ownership amendment would be effective on 1 June 2021. We p

May 20, 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. Overall, the firm earned 323 rankings – 96 firm practice group rankings and 227 individual lawyer rankings. Gibson Dunn earned top-tier rankings in the following practice group cate

May 19, 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. He represents both public and private acquirors and targets in connection with mergers, acquisitions and takeovers, both nego

May 17, 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. The firm is recommended for Compliance and Mergers & Acquisitions. The feature was published on May 14, 2021.

May 13, 2021 |
Webcast: SPACs: What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Wave of Litigation and Investigations

The SPAC boom has resulted in more than 400 SPACs searching for targets. The SEC has opened investigations and issued a string of warnings about potential risks associated with companies going public through mergers with SPACs. Civil litigation has been growing. This webcast will provide the latest update on the state of the SPAC market, recent SEC

May 12, 2021 |
Webcast: New Approaches to Antitrust Enforcement and the Impact on M&A

This webcast will focus on the question of whether deal-makers can expect to see a more aggressive approach to antitrust enforcement in the coming years. Public pressure for more careful scrutiny of proposed transactions has been mounting for several years, and the Biden administration has signaled in a variety of ways that regulators should be mor

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. FDI scrutiny in Germany therefore continues to witness a significant amount of attention. Summary Almost 20 ne

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. This inaugural list recognizes lawyers who “set the pace for lawyering in the financial world.” Managing Partner Barbara Becker, Century City partner Ari Lanin, Dallas partners Jeffrey Chapman and Robert Little, Houston partners Tull Florey and

May 5, 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. Barbara L. Becker is Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. P

April 16, 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

April 7, 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. Jai Pathak has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, dispositions, privatizations, joint ventures

March 25, 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. Fang Xue represents Chinese and i

March 11, 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. View Slides (PDF) PANELISTS: Stephen Glover is a partner in the Washingt

February 22, 2021 |
M&A Report – 2020 Year-End Activism Update

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 2020) during the second half of 2020. Announced shareholder activist activity increased relative to th

February 8, 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. The Deal of the Month article was published in JUVE’s February edition on January 28, 2021.

February 5, 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. Gibson Dunn advised Amgen and the Special Committee of SINA Corporation on the deals. The full list was published on February 5, 2021. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s B

January 29, 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. Munich partner Lutz Englisch, of counsel Silke Beiter and associate Sonja Ruttmann and Frankfurt associ

January 28, 2021 |
Webcast: The Art of the Spin-off

Public companies have for many years used the spin-off as a technique for transferring a business unit that is no longer a good strategic fit with the businesses they wish to retain. Although there have been relatively few spin-offs since the pandemic began, this tool is likely to receive renewed attention as the economy emerges from the pandemic a

January 27, 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. Fang Xue represents Chinese and international corporations and private equity funds in cross-border acquisitions, private equity transaction

January 25, 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. Barbara Becker is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Mergers and Acquisitions

January 15, 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.  The Hong Kong office was ranked in the Antitrust and Competition, Banking & Finance, Corporate (in

January 14, 2021 |
2020 Year-End German Law Update

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic taught the world another lesson about the unpredictability of life. Each country responded to the challenges posed by the pandemic in its own way. The German Government in its familiar technocratic and sober approach quickly unlocked massive financial resources to mitigate any immediate economic damage.

December 22, 2020 |
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. Barbara Becker is C

December 1, 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. This discussion covers various M&A-related topics, including the following: Key deal issues to navigat

November 25, 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 “2015 Law”). The New Decree is yet to be published, but it will reportedly overhaul the foreign ownership rules in respe

November 18, 2020 |
The UK’s New National Security Regime

The UK Government (the “Government”) has announced plans to upgrade and widen significantly its intervention powers on grounds of national security. The proposal is for a ‘hybrid regime’ whereby notification and approval would be mandatory prior to completing certain deals (described further below) in specified areas of the

November 11, 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 of March 19, 2019 establishing a framework for screening of

November 7, 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.  He was assisted by Singapore associates Marcus Tan and Eliza Teo.

November 5, 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 fir

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.  Gibson Dunn was named among the top 50 law firms in Germany. It was recommended in the Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich regions and recognized in the Antitrust, Compliance and Internal Invest

October 15, 2020 |
Common Shareholding and Competition in Europe

On 29 September 2020, the European Commission (“Commission”) issued its first report on concomitant minority shareholdings by institutional investors in companies active in the same market (“Common Shareholdings”)(“Report”).[1] The findings of the 320 page Report were drawn upon lessons learned from five sectors which are

October 9, 2020 |
M&A Report – 2020 Mid-Year Activism Update

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 close of trading on June 30, 2020) during the first half of 2020. As the markets weathered the dislocation caused by the novel c

October 7, 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.  Selection to this guide is determined by a survey of fellow legal practitioners in more than 80 jurisdictions.  The Gibson Dunn partners included in the guide are Frank

October 5, 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. The firm was recognize

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. Continued volatility in the financial markets and the lack of visibilit

September 22, 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. The awards recognize “leading women for their contributions to the practice of business law.” The awards were held on Septem

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. Selection to this guide is determined by a survey of fellow legal practitioners. The Gibson Dunn partners included in the guide are Hong Kong partners Kelly Austi

September 21, 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 eleme

September 18, 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. The rankings were published on September 15, 2020. Gibson Dunn’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group is an international leader

September 9, 2020 |
Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment IV: Five Things to Know for Your Debt Offerings

The past several months have seen record volumes of debt issuance at historically low interest rates. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unforeseen challenges and novel practices for issuers, underwriters and their advisors working on these transactions. This webcast will discuss key legal, financial and logistical issues that are a

September 8, 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. The feature was published on September 5, 2020.

August 26, 2020 |
Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment III: SPACs

Please join members of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Groups as they provide both practical advice and information about the latest legal developments regarding SPACs. Specifically, the panelists will discuss: IPO Market Overview IPO Considerations and Trends Business Combinations – Target Pe

August 20, 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

August 12, 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. Houston partners Michael P. Darden, Tull Florey and Hillary Holmes, London partner Anna Howell, Singapore partner Brad Roach, and Washington, D.C.

August 4, 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

July 31, 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.  The recognition was announced July 31, 2020. Gibson Dunn’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group is an international leader in merg

July 30, 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.

July 6, 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 &

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.

June 26, 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

June 25, 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.” The partners highlighted, with their respective practice areas, include: Nicolas Autet – Public Law, and Regulatory Practice; Ahmed Baladi – Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property

June 24, 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. Barbara Becker is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group.  She advises companies on

June 15, 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. Munich partner Lutz Englisch and Frankfurt partner Dirk Oberbracht were recognized as Top Lawyers in M&A, and Munich partner Michael Walther was named a Top

June 12, 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 –

June 1, 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.

May 27, 2020 |
German Foreign Investment Control Tightens Further

On May 20, 2020, the German government has adopted an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung or “AWV”) further increasing the scrutiny of foreign direct investments (the “FDIs”). The Amendment focuses on the health sector, addressing apparent pitfalls

May 26, 2020 |
New Foreign Investment Restrictions Imposed by India

Like several other major economies, the Indian economy has been adversely affected by the lockdowns and market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In these circumstances, valuations and stock prices of Indian companies have witnessed precipitous declines.[1] The government of India (the “Government”) has revised Indian

May 18, 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. Frankfurt partners Dirk Oberbracht and Wilhelm Reinhardt were recognized as Top Lawyers 2020 in Corporate Law. The list was published on May 15, 2020.

May 15, 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. The feature was published on May 15, 2020.

May 12, 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). The article focuses on current questions in connection with the convocation and holding of virtual general meetings und

May 11, 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.

May 11, 2020 |
M&A Report – 2019 Year-End Activism Update

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 2019) during the second half of 2019. Announced shareholder activist activity declined relative to t

May 7, 2020 |
Corporate M&A in Times of the Corona Crisis – Specific Consequences of the Pandemic for the German Transaction Business

(English) (German) In this second part of our German corporate law Client Updates on corporate law issues and the M&A business in Germany in times of the Corona crisis, we provide an overview of various tendencies and trends that will influence the German transaction business beyond and partially irrespective o

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.  Gibson Dunn New York partner John Gaffney represented Evercore Partners and Stifel Financial Corp. as financial advisors to Capital Product Partners.  The article was published in th

May 4, 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.  Because the standard applied will often have a significant effect on the outcome of such evaluation, establishing proc

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

April 30, 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.  The firm was recognized in Competition – EU and Global in Belgium; Administrative and Public Law, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation, Industry Focus – IT and the Internet, Insolvency, International Arbitration,

April 29, 2020 |
Small Business Administration Publishes Additional Interim Final Rules and New Guidance Related to PPP Loan Eligibility and Accessibility

To Our Clients and Friends: 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 re

April 24, 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. Overall, the firm earned 302 rankings – 84 firm practice group rankings and 218 individual lawyer rankings. Gibson Dunn earned top-tier r

April 22, 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.

April 14, 2020 |
Corporate/M&A in Times of the Corona Crisis – Current Legal Developments for German Business

(English) (German) 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 parti

April 13, 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 En

April 6, 2020 |
Fiduciary Duties and Board Options in a Time of Pandemic

NOTE:  This Client Alert, which focuses on Delaware law, does not purport to provide an exhaustive guide to the issues directors should consider in times of financial stress. The rapid spread of COVID-19, increasingly stringent government orders in response, and the profound effects on the global economy have raised concerns am

April 1, 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. Jai Pathak has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, dispositions, privatizations, joint ventures, licensing, infra

March 27, 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 t

March 18, 2020 |
M&A Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis: A Checklist

The emergence and rapid escalation of COVID-19 continues to alter every facet of daily life across the globe. For businesses, challenges range from protecting and supporting employees and customers, to contributing to evolving efforts to battle COVID-19, to fighting for survival by preserving liquidity and adapting to new and drama

March 16, 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

March 5, 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, t

January 30, 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. Ferdinand Fromholzer focuses on corporate law and corporate governance matters, such as annual stockholder meetings and corporate structural measures, among others; M&A (

January 28, 2020 |
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Publishes Revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Notification Thresholds for 2020

On January 28, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced its annual update of thresholds for pre-merger notifications of M&A transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). Pursuant to the statute, the HSR Act’s jurisdictional thresholds are updated annually to account for chang

January 21, 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.  The Hong Kong office was ranked in the Antitrust and Competition, Banking & Finance, Corporate (

January 14, 2020 |
U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Issue Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines

On January 10, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice released for public comment draft Vertical Merger Guidelines, which would replace the Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines originally published by the agencies in 1984. Vertical mergers combine two or more companies that oper

December 24, 2019 |
The Deal Named Evan D’Amico a Rising Star

The Deal profiled Washington, D.C. lawyer Evan D’Amico as a Rising Star. The feature was published December 24, 2019. Evan D’Amico advises companies, private equity firms, boards of directors and special committees in connection with a wide variety of complex corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, leveraged buyo

December 23, 2019 |
Gibson Dunn Named Among Top 100 Law Firms in Germany

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020 listed Gibson Dunn among the top 100 law firms in Germany. 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

December 10, 2019 |
Webcast: State of the Art: Critical Developments and Trends in M&A

This fast-paced program explores the latest trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. The presentation will address pertinent topics including: Cautionary tales for M&A dealmaking from high-profile Delaware cases; Latest guidance on preserving pre-closing attorney-client privileged communications; CFIUS updates; T

December 9, 2019 |
Best Lawyers Recognizes Three Gibson Dunn Attorneys in Brazil

Best Lawyers named three Gibson Dunn attorneys to the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in Brazil. The publication recognized São Paulo partner Lisa Alfaro for Corporate and M&A Law, New York partner Jose Fernandez for Energy Law, and São Paulo of counsel Fernando Almeida for Banking and Finance Law. The list was published on December 6, 2019.

December 6, 2019 |
Ari Lanin and Benyamin Ross Named to Variety’s 2019 Dealmakers Impact Report

Century City partner Ari Lanin and Los Angeles partner Benyamin Ross were named to Variety’s 2019 Dealmakers Impact Report, which “highlights the top mavens guiding an industry that continues to re-invent itself.” The issue was published on December 4, 2019. Ari Lanin advises companies, private equity firms and investment banks across a wi

December 6, 2019 |
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.  The firm was recognized in the Asia-Pacific Region-wide categories for Corporate/M&A, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity, and Investment Funds: Private Equity, as well as the following International Firms categories: China Banking &

November 26, 2019 |
Michael Flynn and Michele Maryott Named Among Most Influential in Orange County

Orange County partners Michael Flynn and Michele Maryott were recognized in the Orange County Business Journal’s OC 500, a list of the most influential people in Orange County. The list was published in November 2019. Michael Flynn’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, capital market

November 20, 2019 |
Gibson Dunn Promotes 13 Lawyers to Partnership

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected 13 new partners, effective January 1, 2020. “We congratulate our new partners on this important and well-deserved professional achievement,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Each of them exemplifies the core values of the firm

October 31, 2019 |
German Directory JUVE Recommends Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels Offices for 2019/2020 Edition

The German publication JUVE recommended Gibson Dunn’s Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels offices in the 2019/2020 edition of its annual directory.  The firm was recommended in the Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich regions and recognized in the Antitrust, Compliance Audits and Investigations, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity categories.

October 7, 2019 |
M&A Report – 2019 Mid-Year Activism Update

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 during the first half of 2019. As is typically the case during proxy season, shareholder activism rose during the first half of 2019 relative to the second half

September 20, 2019 |
Proposed CFIUS Regulations: The U.S. Remains Open for Business … but Read the Fine Print

On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued over 300 pages of proposed regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”), legislation that expanded the scope of inbound foreign investment subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United S

September 17, 2019 |
Jai Pathak Named Among Top Lawyers in Singapore

Asia Business Law Journal recognized Singapore partner Jai Pathak as an A-List lawyer in its Top 100 Lawyers list featuring “the best lawyers from the top law firms in Singapore.”  The list was published on September 17, 2019. Jai Pathak has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, dispositions, privatiz

September 13, 2019 |
Les classes de créanciers dans le nouveau droit des procédures collectives : pistes de réflexion.

Paris restructuring partners Benoît Fleury, Jean-Philippe Robé, Jean-Pierre Farges, and Pierre-Emmanuel Fender are the co-authors of "Les classes de créanciers dans le nouveau droit des procédures collectives : pistes de réflexion" [PDF] published in Fusions & Acquisitions Magazine on September 13, 2019. The paper discusses the dramatic mo

September 13, 2019 |
Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 Latin America

The Legal 500 Latin America 2019 has ranked Gibson Dunn in three categories for International law firms in Latin America – Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A.  The publication also recommended Lisa Alfaro in the Corporate and M&A category and Tomer Pinkusiewicz in the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets cate

September 9, 2019 |
Gibson Dunn Adds M&A Partner David C. Lee in Orange County

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that David C. Lee will join the firm as a partner in the Orange County office.  Lee, formerly with Latham & Watkins, will continue his mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital practice at Gibson Dunn. “David is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, C

September 5, 2019 |
Gibson Dunn Named Among 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 2019” [top commercial law firm] in the Compliance and Mergers & Acquisitions categories. The feature was published in September 2019. Gibson Dunn’s German offices in