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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 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

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers UK 2022

Gibson Dunn was recognized with six firm and 18 individual rankings in the 2022 edition of Chambers UK. The firm was recognized in the categories: Competition Law – London; International Arbitration: Commercial Arbitration – UK-wide; International Arbitration: Investor-State Arbitration; and Real Estate Finance – London.

Firm News | October 21, 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

SEC Staff Scrutiny of Climate Change Disclosures Has Arrived: What to Expect and How to Respond

Recently, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance has issued a number of comment letters relating exclusively to climate-change disclosure issues. Gibson Dunn's lawyers share their observations.

Client Alert | September 20, 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

Who’s Who Legal 2021 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Asset Recovery, Capital Markets and IP

Four Gibson Dunn partners were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in their respective fields. Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery 2021 recommended Dubai partner Graham Lovett.

Firm News | August 13, 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

Back to the Future: SEC Chair Announces Spring 2021 Reg Flex Agenda

On June 11, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission released Chair Gary Gensler’s Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. Gibson Dunn lawyers summarize the key and noteworthy aspects of the Agenda.

Client Alert | June 21, 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

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

Webcast: The Role of ESG in Capital Markets

Join a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers for a discussion of the latest developments, best practices and predictions for ESG (environmental, social and governance) capital markets.

Webcasts | April 21, 2021

New York Adopts LIBOR Legislation

On April 6, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 297B/Assembly Bill 164B, the long anticipated New York State legislation addressing the cessation of U.S. Dollar LIBOR.

Client Alert | April 8, 2021

SEC Staff Issues Cautionary Guidance Related to Business Combinations with SPACs

On March 31, 2021, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a statement addressing certain accounting, financial reporting and governance issues related to SPACs and the combined company following a SPAC business combination.

Client Alert | April 7, 2021

The End Is Near: LIBOR Cessation Dates Formally Announced

On March 5, 2021, regulators and industry groups provided market participants with much anticipated clarity by announcing the dates for the cessation of publication of, and non-representativeness of, various settings of the London Interbank Offered Rate which will allow market participants to identify the date that their financial instruments and commercial agreements that reference LIBOR will transition to an alternative reference rate (e.g., a risk free rate).

Client Alert | March 9, 2021

Considerations for Preparing Your 2020 Form 10-K

Gibson Dunn lawyers offer their observations on new developments and recommended practices for calendar-year filers to consider in preparing their 2020 Form 10-K, including COVID-19-related disclosure issues.

Client Alert | February 3, 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

Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman Named Denver’s Top Lawyers 2021

Denver magazine 5280 named partners Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman to its annual “Denver’s Top Lawyers 2021” list, which recognizes “the best attorneys in the region.” The list was published in January 2021.

Firm News | January 21, 2021

Webcast: SEC Disclosure and Proxy Season Outlook for 2021

Gibson Dunn presents a panel discussion regarding recently adopted and proposed SEC rulemakings and what to expect for the upcoming proxy season.

Webcasts | January 20, 2021

Open Questions Remain after SEC Approves Primary Direct Listings on the NYSE

Direct listings have emerged as one of the new innovative pathways to the U.S. public capital markets, thought to be ideal for entrepreneurial companies with a well-recognized brand name or easily understood business model.

Client Alert | January 8, 2021

A Current Guide to Direct Listings

Gibson Dunn lawyers provide a guide to direct listings, which have increasingly been gaining attention as a means for a private company to go public. A direct listing refers to the listing of a privately held company’s stock for trading on a national stock exchange (either the NYSE or Nasdaq) without conducting an underwritten offering, spin-off or transfer quotation from another regulated stock exchange.

Client Alert | January 8, 2021

Nasdaq Proposes New Board Diversity Rules

On December 1, 2020, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC announced that it filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a proposal to advance board diversity and enhance transparency of board diversity statistics through new listing requirements.

Client Alert | December 4, 2020

Proxy Advisory Firm Updates and Action Items for 2021 Annual Meetings

The two most influential proxy advisory firms - Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass, Lewis & Co. - recently released their updated proxy voting guidelines for 2021. This Client Alert describes the key changes to the ISS and Glass Lewis policies along with some suggestions for actions public companies should take now in light of these policy changes and other developments.

Client Alert | December 3, 2020

Proposal to Publish LIBOR Beyond 2021

On November 30, 2020, ICE Benchmark Administration, the administrator of LIBOR, with the support of the Federal Reserve Board and the UK Financial Conduct Authority, announced plans to consult on specific timing for the path forward to cease the publication of USD LIBOR. In particular, IBA plans to consult on ceasing the publication of USD LIBOR on December 31, 2021 for only the one week and two month USD LIBOR tenors, and on June 30, 2023 for all other USD LIBOR tenors (i.e., overnight, one month, three month, six month and 12 month tenors).

Client Alert | December 1, 2020

Webcast: Navigating the dynamic ESG landscape – key UK considerations for boards and senior management

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers provides insights to help navigate the global ESG landscape from a UK perspective, touching on key rules and regulations, forthcoming developments and trends, and practical tips.

Webcasts | November 4, 2020

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment VII: Going Private and Going Dark

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses the procedures involved in "going dark" and "going private" transactions, including SEC requirements, stock exchange requirements, board governance considerations and timelines.

Webcasts | November 5, 2020

Who’s Who Legal 2020 Guides Recognize 12 Gibson Dunn Partners

Twelve Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2020 Capital Markets, Hospitality, Private Funds, and Thought Leaders: Litigation guides.

Firm News | October 30, 2020

How to Raise Energy Capital in Tough Times

Houston partner Hillary Holmes and Dallas associate Louis Matthews are the authors of "How to Raise Energy Capital in Tough Times" [PDF] published in the October 2020 issue of Oil and Gas Investor.

Publications | October 29, 2020

Gibson Dunn Deal Wins 2020 TMT Deal of the Year

China Law & Practice named Alibaba’s acquisition of NetEase Kaola as its TMT Deal of the Year at the China Law & Practice Awards 2020. Gibson Dunn advised NetEase on the transaction.

Firm News | October 20, 2020

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment VI: 5 Things to Know for Your Successful IPO

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss recent developments, market trends and disclosure considerations in the IPO market, as well as current expectations for the future of the IPO process.

Webcasts | October 14, 2020

Hillary Holmes Honored with 2020 GRIT Award

ALLY by Pink Petro, the leading resource in diverse talent, careers, and culture, creating an inclusive workforce in the energy sector, honored Houston partner Hillary Holmes with a 2020 GRIT Award in the Executives category.

Firm News | October 13, 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

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment V: ATM Programs and Rights Offerings

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discusses the mechanics of and recent developments in the uses and structures of ATM programs and rights offerings while raising capital.

Webcasts | September 24, 2020

COVID 19: German Rules on Possibility to Hold Virtual Shareholders’ Meetings Likely to Be Extended Until End of 2021

With talk about a second Coronavirus wave gathering pace, the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz) is proposing to extend the temporary COVID-19-related legislation of March 2020 significantly simplifying the passing of shareholders’ resolution, including, in particular, the possibility to hold virtual-only shareholders’ meetings.

Client Alert | September 24, 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

A Double-Edged Sword? Examining the Principles-Based Framework of the SEC’s Recent Amendments to Regulation S-K Disclosure Requirements

On August 26, 2020, as part of its continued effort to update and modernize public company disclosure requirements, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to Item 101 (“Description of Business”), Item 103 (“Legal Proceedings”) and Item 105 (“Risk Factors”) of Regulation S-K at an open meeting of the Commission.

Client Alert | August 31, 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

Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment II: Liability Management Considerations, Bond Repurchases, Exchanges and Debt Tender Offers

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss recent developments in liability management, including raising capital in combination with debt tender offers, restructuring existing debt in exchange offers, and the anticipation of other debt repurchase programs, in order to reduce interest payments, enhance liquidity and manage debt maturities.

Webcasts | July 28, 2020

Webcast: Public Energy Company Briefing: Considerations for Second Quarter 2020 Reports and Board Meetings

As oil and gas companies enter the second quarterly reporting cycle in the current industry downturn, please join members of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Capital Markets, Oil and Gas and Restructuring Practice Groups as they provide both practical advice and information about the latest legal developments.

Webcasts | July 15, 2020

Webcast: Capital Raising in the Current Environment I: PIPEs

In this webcast, a panel of Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss current developments in private investments in public equity (PIPEs), including deal structures, legal considerations, business and governance terms, and special regulatory requirements as a result of the recent market downturn.

Webcasts | June 18, 2020

Now Available: COVID-19 Resources for Public Companies

Recognizing that public companies continue to be inundated with developing disclosure and governance requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gibson Dunn has created a list of recent publications, releases, guidance, updates, and other useful resources from the SEC, PCAOB, NYSE, Nasdaq, proxy advisory firms, institutional investors, various state governors, and other relevant entities.

Client Alert | April 23, 2020

Robyn Zolman Named Among Denver’s Top Women in Energy 2020

The Denver Business Journal has named Denver partner Robyn Zolman to its annual Top Women in Energy list. The report was published on April 24, 2020. Robyn Zolman’s practice is concentrated in securities regulation and capital markets transactions.

Firm News | April 27, 2020

Emergency Lending: Federal Reserve Expands Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility, Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility and Term Asset-Backed Lending Facility

On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced that it was expanding three of the facilities created earlier this spring in reaction to the economic dislocation caused by COVID-19: the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF), the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) and the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF).

Client Alert | April 9, 2020

Treasury and Fed Release High-Level Terms of Main Street and Paycheck Protection Lending Facilities

On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced that it would establish two new facilities to promote lending to businesses with up to 10,000 employees or up to $2.5 billion in 2019 annual revenue. The Federal Reserve also announced a lending facility for depository institutions that originate loans under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 

Client Alert | April 9, 2020

Considerations for PIPE Transactions

Gibson Dunn lawyers highlight some key considerations that a company should note in connection with a private investment in public equity (PIPE) transaction.

Client Alert | April 9, 2020

Gibson Dunn Deal Receives Honorable Mention in Asian-Mena Counsel Magazine

Asian-mena Counsel recognized Murphy Oil’s $2.127 billion divestment of its entire Malaysian operations to PTT Exploration and Production Company Limited (PTTEP), the publicly listed subsidiary of Thailand’s national oil company, PTT, with an honorable mention in its Deals of the Year for 2019.

Firm News | April 3, 2020

Latest Overview of Green Bonds and other ESG Financial Products

With global green bond issuances surpassing $200 billion in 2019, issuers in an increasing number of industries have begun to explore both the traditional green bond market and emerging alternative ESG financial products.

Client Alert | March 31, 2020

Emergency Lending Round 2: Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility, Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility, Term Asset-Backed Lending Facility and Expansion of Other Programs

On March 23, 2020, in an unprecedented action, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System invoked its emergency lending authority under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act to create additional programs to stabilize important financial markets.  It announced three facilities: the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF), the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) and the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF)

Client Alert | March 24, 2020

The Federal Reserve Returns to Emergency Lending: Creates Commercial Paper Funding Facility and Primary Dealer Credit Facility

On March 17, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Federal Reserve Board invoked its emergency lending authority under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act to shore up liquidity in important financial markets.

Client Alert | March 18, 2020

Webcast: Current Developments in Capital Markets Transactions in the Oil and Gas Industry

In this webcast, a panel discusses developments in capital markets in the oil and gas industry, particularly updates and practical guidance regarding market conditions, preferred equity, high-yield bonds, and SPACs, as well as developing approaches to raising capital in the industry.

Webcasts | March 4, 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

2019 Year-End German Law Update

Gibson Dunn lawyers in Frankfurt and Munich provide a recap of developments in German law across numerous areas during 2019.

Client Alert | January 10, 2020

Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman Named Denver’s Top Lawyers

Denver magazine 5280 named partners Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman to its annual “Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020” list, which recognizes “the best attorneys in the region.” The list was published in January 2020.

Firm News | January 7, 2020

Helgi Walker Elected to American Law Institute

Washington, D.C. partner Helgi Walker was among the 45 new members elected by the American Law Institute (ALI). ALI’s mission is “clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes.” The election was announced on December 23, 2019.

Firm News | January 3, 2020

Jerry Farano, Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman Named to Denver Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Energy

The Denver Business Journal has named Denver partners Gerald (Jerry) Farano, Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman to its 2019 list of Who’s Who in Energy, featuring “the movers and shakers in metro Denver’s fast-moving energy industry.” The list was published on November 22, 2019.

Firm News | November 22, 2019

Who’s Who Legal Practice Guides Recognize Six Gibson Dunn Attorneys in Capital Markets, Government Contracts, and Environment in 2019

Six Gibson Dunn attorneys were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in their respective fields. The Who’s Who Legal Capital Markets 2019 guide recognized Dallas partner Douglas Rayburn.

Firm News | November 6, 2019

On an Expansive Definition of Shareholder Value in the Boardroom

New York partner Eduardo Gallardo is the author of “On an Expansive Definition of Shareholder Value in the Boardroom,” [PDF] published in The CLS Blue Sky Blog on October 22, 2019.

Publications | October 29, 2019

Hillary Holmes Named a Finance, Banking & Capital Markets Trailblazer

The National Law Journal named Houston partner Hillary Holmes among its 2019 Finance, Banking & Capital Markets Trailblazers [PDF], which recognizes those who are “truly agents of change” in their respective practice areas.

Firm News | October 8, 2019

Gibson Dunn Ranked in the 2020 UK Legal 500

The UK Legal 500 2020 ranked Gibson Dunn in 15 practice areas and named seven partners as Leading Lawyers. The firm was recognized in the following categories:

Firm News | October 4, 2019

Everyone Jump In! All Issuers Will Be Allowed to “Test-the-Waters”

On September 26, 2019, the SEC announced that it has adopted a new rule, Rule 163B under the Securities Act of 1933, that allows all issuers to “test-the-waters.”

Client Alert | October 1, 2019

UK Supreme Court Decides Suspending UK Parliament Was Unlawful

On September 23, 2019, the UK’s highest court ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend (or “prorogue”) Parliament for five weeks, from September 9, 2019 until October 14, 2019, was unlawful.

Client Alert | September 24, 2019

Capital Markets Partner Boris Dolgonos Joins Gibson Dunn in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Boris Dolgonos has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office. Dolgonos, formerly a partner at Jones Day, will continue his capital markets practice, advising issuers and underwriters on equity and debt offerings, as well as providing securities reporting counsel to U.S.

Press Releases | September 23, 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.

Firm News | September 13, 2019

Gibson Dunn Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020

The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 has recognized 158 Gibson Dunn attorneys in 54 practice areas. Additionally, 48 lawyers were recognized in Best Lawyers International in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

Firm News | August 15, 2019

SEC’s Amendments Streamline Reporting — In Some Cases

New York partner Andrew Fabens, Washington, D.C. associate David Korvin and Houston associate Jordan Rex are the authors of “SEC's Amendments Streamline Reporting — In Some Cases” [PDF] published by Law360 on August 12, 2019.

Publications | August 14, 2019

Staving Off the Onslaught of Short Sellers

Singapore partner Robson Lee is the author of “Staving Off the Onslaught of Short Sellers” [PDF] published by the The Business Times on July 24, 2019.

Publications | July 24, 2019

New UK Prime Minister – what has happened?

An update on the political state of play in the United Kingdom after Boris Johnson was selected as Prime Minister, covering Brexit and other developments.

Client Alert | July 26, 2019

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2020 Recognizes 11 Gibson Dunn Partners

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2020 has recognized 11 Gibson Dunn partners as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Cyrus Benson – International Arbitration; Thomas Budd – Real Estate Finance; James Cox – Employment Law; Patrick Doris – International Arbitration; Charlie Geffen – Private Equity Law; Penny Madden – International Arbitration; Mitri Najjar – Corporate Law; Philip Rocher – Litigation; Alan Samson – Finance Services, Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Law; Jeffrey Sullivan – International Arbitration; and Steve Thierbach – Capital Markets Law.

| June 28, 2019

Webcast: IPOs and Public Company Readiness: Outsourcing Transactions

In this webcast, members of Gibson Dunn's Capital Markets and Strategic Sourcing and Commercial Transactions Practice Groups discuss the potential benefits of outsourcing, and how to avoid the many pitfalls when sourcing and contracting for outsourcing services.

Webcasts | April 23, 2019

9 Factors To Evaluate When Considering A SPAC

Houston partner Gerry Spedale and Dallas associate Eric Pacifici are the authors of "9 Factors To Evaluate When Considering A SPAC" [PDF] published by Law360 on March 11, 2019.

Publications | March 11, 2019

Webcast: IPOs and Capital Markets Developments in the Oil and Gas Industry

In this webcast, Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss capital markets transactions that are currently popular in the oil and gas industry.

Webcasts | February 26, 2019

F. Joseph Warin and Kevin Kelley Named Among Top Latin America Lawyers

Latinvex has named Washington, D.C. partner F. Joseph Warin and New York partner Kevin Kelley on its 2019 Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers list featuring “leading attorneys from international law firms that are involved in the legal business in Latin America.” The list was published on February 7, 2019.

Firm News | February 7, 2019

Webcast: The Capital Markets and Private Equity: From Pre-IPO Planning through Public Company Life

In this webcast, Gibson Dunn lawyers explain and explore the life cycle of a private equity-sponsored public company, and how public companies access the capital markets through private equity.

Webcasts | February 6, 2019

2018 Year-End German Law Update

Looking back at the past year's cacophony of voices in a world trying to negotiate a new balance of powers, it appeared that Germany was disturbingly silent, on both the global and European stage.

Client Alert | January 11, 2019

Gibson Dunn Ranked in the 2019 UK Legal 500

The UK Legal 500 2019 ranked Gibson Dunn in 13 practice areas and named six partners as Leading Lawyers. The firm was recognized in the following categories:

Firm News | November 21, 2018

Glass Lewis Issues 2019 Proxy Voting Policy Updates

On October 24, 2018, Glass Lewis released its updated U.S. proxy voting policy guidelines for 2019, including guidelines for shareholder proposals. 

Client Alert | November 1, 2018

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

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

Webcasts | October 30, 2018

Why We Think the UK Is Heading for a “Soft Brexit”

Our discussions with politicians, civil servants, journalists and other commentators lead us to believe that the most likely outcome of the Brexit negotiations is that a deal will be agreed at the “softer” end of the spectrum, that the Conservative Government will survive and that Theresa May will remain as Prime Minister at least until a Brexit deal is agreed (although perhaps not thereafter).

Client Alert | October 10, 2018

SEC Streamlines Disclosure Requirements As Part of Its Overall Disclosure Effectiveness Review

This client alert provides an overview of changes to existing disclosure requirements recently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission").

Client Alert | August 27, 2018

SEC Proposes Streamlined Financial Disclosures for Certain Guaranteed Debt Securities and Affiliates Whose Securities Are Pledged to Secure a Series of Debt Securities

On July 24, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") proposed amendments to Rules 3-10 and 3-16 of Regulation S-X (available here) (the "Proposal") in an effort to "simplify and streamline" the financial disclosures required in offerings of certain guaranteed debt and debt-like securities (collectively referred to as "debt securities"), as well as offerings of securities collateralized by securities of an affiliate of the registrant, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").

Client Alert | August 6, 2018

Shareholder Proposal Developments During the 2018 Proxy Season

This client alert provides an overview of shareholder proposals submitted to public companies during the 2018 proxy season, including statistics and notable decisions from the staff (the “Staff”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on no-action requests.

Client Alert | July 12, 2018

The Politics of Brexit for those Outside the UK

Following the widely reported Cabinet meeting at Chequers, the Prime Minister's country residence, on Friday 6 June 2018, the UK Government has now published its "White Paper" setting out its negotiating position with the EU.

Client Alert | July 12, 2018

Toward T+0: Preparing For Faster Securities Settlements

New York of counsel Nicolas H.R. Dumont is the author of “Toward T+0: Preparing For Faster Securities Settlements” [PDF] published in Law360 on June 26, 2018.

Article | June 26, 2018

CFTC Chairman and Chief Economist Co-Author “Swaps Reg Reform 2.0”

On April 26, 2018, Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo and the CFTC's Chief Economist Bruce Tuckman released a co-authored white paper titled Swaps Regulation Version 2.0: An Assessment of the Current Implementation of Reform and Proposals for Next Steps ("White Paper"), which analyzes and assesses the CFTC's current implementation of the swaps reforms promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank").

Client Alert | May 15, 2018

Efforts to Strengthen U.S. Public Capital Markets Continue – New SIFMA Report Provides Recommendations to Help More Companies Go and Stay Public

On April 27, 2018, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”), the leading industry group representing broker-dealers, banks and asset managers, along with other securities industry related groups, released a report called “Expanding the On-Ramp: Recommendations to Help More Companies Go and Stay Public”

Client Alert | May 4, 2018

Important Lessons From ‘In re Oxbow Carbon’ for Drafting Joint Venture Exit Provisions

Dallas partner Robert Little and Dallas associate Eric Pacifici are the authors of "Important Lessons From 'In re Oxbow Carbon' for Drafting Joint Venture Exit Provisions," [PDF] published in Delaware Business Court Insider on March 14, 2018.

Article | March 14, 2018

Brexit – converting the political deal into a legal deal and the end state

In our client alert of 8 December 2017 we summarised the political deal relating to the terms of withdrawal of the UK from the EU with a two year transition.

Client Alert | March 12, 2018

Joint Venture Traps to Avoid

Houston partners Gerry Spedale and Hillary Holmes are the authors of "Joint Venture Traps to Avoid," [PDF] published in Midstream Business in March 2018.

Article | March 1, 2018

Webcast: IPO and Public Company Readiness: Oil and Gas Industry Issues

Oil and gas prices are recovering and there is a friendlier regulatory climate in Washington for capital raising. Times may never be better for considering an initial public offering for your company.

Webcasts | February 14, 2018

Public Company Virtual-Only Annual Meetings

Palo Alto partner Lisa Fontenot is the author of "Public Company Virtual-Only Annual Meetings," [PDF] published in The American Bar Association's The Business Lawyer Vol.73, Winter 2017-2018.

Article | January 1, 2018

Brexit – Initial deal agreed

The UK Government and the European Commission have issued a joint report setting out the progress of the phase 1 negotiations for the Brexit divorce terms.

Client Alert | December 8, 2017

Sentiment Analysis & Natural Language: Processing Techniques for Capital Markets & Disclosure

New York counsel Nicolas H.R. Dumont is the author of "Sentiment Analysis & Natural Language: Processing Techniques for Capital Markets & Disclosure," [PDF] published by The Corporate Governance Advisor in December 2017.

Article | December 1, 2017

Webcast: IPO and Public Company Readiness: Regulatory Compliance Issues

​Public companies face unique challenges as they confront and seek to manage OFAC, AML and FCPA compliance risk. Disclosure obligations and market reactions can intensify the pressures arising from alleged or actual violations of these laws.

Webcasts | November 1, 2017

SEC Proposes Amendments to Securities Regulations to Modernize and Simplify Disclosure

On October 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously voted to propose amendments to modernize and simplify disclosure requirements for public companies, as well as investment advisers and investment companies.

Client Alert | October 13, 2017

French Market Update – July 2017

France is great again?Many of you have read positive articles on the new government in France and its freshly elected President, Emmanuel Macron. Is it real?First, one needs to understand the context: a quasi-unknown individual a year ago, Mr.

Client Alert | July 20, 2017

What the UK Election Result Means for Brexit

Theresa May's decision to call a snap UK general election has backfired.  The Conservatives emerged as the biggest party in yesterday's UK general election but lost their overall majority.  Theresa May's authority and leadership have been greatly weakened, perhaps even fatally damaged, by the shock result.  The Conservatives won 319 (down from 331) seats in the House of Commons.  A governing party needs 326 seats out of 650 seats for a majority.   The Labour party gained 29 seats, enjoying their biggest increase in the share of the vote since 1945.  A so-called "progressive alliance" between them and such of the minority parties as have indicated a willingness to work in coalition with Labour would not be sufficient to command an outright

Client Alert | June 9, 2017