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The Future of Parallel Criminal-Civil Investigations: Business as Usual or Increased Judicial Oversight?

New York Partner Lee Dunst is the author of "The Future of Parallel Criminal-Civil Investigations: Business as Usual or Increased Judicial Oversight?" [PDF], published in the March 17, 2006 issue of White Collar Crime Report.

Client Alert | March 17, 2006

Article 82 and Cost Allocation

Brussels Partner David Wood and legal intern Simona Seikyte are the authors of "Article 82 and Cost Allocation " [PDF] published in the March 14, 2006 issue of Competition Law Insight.

Article | March 14, 2006

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Abrogating Its Decades-Old Presumption that Antitrust Market Power Arises From the Mere Ownership of IP Rights

In a landmark decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 1, 2006, the Court unanimously abrogated its decades-old presumption, articulated most prominently in United States v. Loew’s, Inc., 371 U.S.

Client Alert | March 2, 2006

“Principles-Based” Accounting Standards – An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Jonathan C. Dickey and Michael J. Scanlon are authors of "'Principles-Based' Accounting Standards - An Accident Waiting to Happen?" published by Insights in February 2006.Reprinted with permission, copyright 2006, Insights

Client Alert | February 28, 2006

Recent Decisions Concerning the Right of Advancement of Defense Costs

Jonathan C. Dickey is the author of "Recent Decisions Concerning the Right of Advancement of Defense Costs" published in Securities Litigation Report, February 2006.This article originally was printed in the February 2006 issue (vol.

Client Alert | February 28, 2006

Shareholder Taxes On Dividends Are Not Allowable Costs For Subchapter S Corporation, Federal Circuit Holds

Gibson Dunn partner Karen Manos is the author of "Shareholder Taxes On Dividends Are Not Allowable Costs For Subchapter S Corporation, Federal Circuit Holds" [PDF] which appears in the February 22, 2006 issue of  The Government Contractor.  

Client Alert | February 22, 2006

Sarbanes-Oxley and Government Contractors: Beyond the Regulatory Burden We Knew

Gibson Dunn associate Michael Scanlon is co-author of "Sarbanes-Oxley and Government Contractors: Beyond the Regulatory Burden We Knew" [PDF], published in the Winter 2006 issue of The Procurement Lawyer.© 2006 American Bar Association.

Client Alert | February 13, 2006

The Virtue of Vagueness: A Defense of South Dakota v. Dole

Washington, D.C. associate Reeve T. Bull is the author of "The Virtue of Vagueness: A Defense of South Dakota v. Dole" [PDF] published in 2006 by Duke Law Journal.

Client Alert | February 5, 2006

Delaware im Wettstreit mit Luxemburg

Munich Partner Jeffrey M. Trinklein and Associate Christian Schmidt are the authors of "Delaware im Wettstreit mit Luxemburg" [PDF in German] in the February 1, 2006 issue of the newspaper Börsen-Zeitung.

Article | February 1, 2006

German Courts Tighten Principles on Cash-Pooling

A recent Munich High Court decision could have significant implications for intercompany cash-pooling systems that involve German companies. This could affect any US or other company with a German subsidiary that is organized as a German limited liability company (GmbH).

Client Alert | February 1, 2006

Hart-Scott-Rodino Treatment of Corporate Officer Stock Acquisitions Solely for Investment – A Commentary

Gibson Dunn of counsel Malcolm R. Pfunder is the author of "Hart-Scott-Rodino Treatment of Corporate Officer Stock Acquisitions Solely for Investment - A Commentary," published in the January 2006 issue of The Antitrust Source, a publication of the ABA Antitrust Section.Reprinted with permission from The Antitrust Source, January 2006, a publication of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

Client Alert | February 1, 2006

Cost and Pricing Issues – West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference

Gibson Dunn partner Karen Manos is the author of "Cost and Pricing Issues" [PDF], a brief from the 2005 West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference.  

Client Alert | February 1, 2006

Stapled Financing – Ein US-Import mit Zukunft?

Munich Partner Philip Martinius is the author of "Stapled Financing - Ein US-Import mit Zukunft?" [PDF in German] in the February 2006 issue of Going Public on the possibility of stapled financing becoming the new trend in M&A and private equity activities in Germany, pointing out strength and weaknesses, opportunities and threats for sellers, buyers and banks.

Article | January 31, 2006

Illinois Law Restricts Business Connections to Sudan – Many Companies Will Be Asked for Certification

On January 27, the Act to End Atrocities and Terrorism in the Sudan, Public Act 094-0079 ("the Act"), will become effective in Illinois. This legislation amends the Illinois Deposit of State Moneys Act to prohibit the investment of state funds in Sudanese entities and in domestic companies who do business with Sudan.

Client Alert | January 26, 2006

Leniency for Japan

Brussels Associate Vassili Moussis is co-author of "Leniency for Japan" [PDF] in the December 2005/January 2006 edition of Global Competition Review. Reprinted with permission.

Article | January 17, 2006

SEC Proposes Amendments to Executive Compensation, Related Party and Independence Rules

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted to propose rules that would amend disclosure requirements for:executive and director compensation; related party transactions;director independence and other corporate governance matters;security ownership of officers and directors; and Form 8-K reports regarding compensation arrangements.The final rules are not expected to be enacted in time for the 2006 proxy season, but likely will apply to disclosures of 2006 compensation that are made in companies’ 2007 proxy statements.

Client Alert | January 17, 2006

Blue Ribbon Commission Issues Recommended Best Practices for Directors

On December 7, 2005, a blue ribbon commission of the National Association of Corporate Directors issued a report that discusses the current legal liability environment for directors and recommends best practices for directors to safeguard against personal liability.

Client Alert | December 20, 2005

Be Careful What You Ask For: Unintended Consequences and Unfinished Business Under the Class Action Fairness Act

Partner Jarrett Arp is the author of "Be Careful What You Ask For: Unintended Consequences and Unfinished Business Under the Class Action Fairness Act," published in the Fall 2005 issue of Antitrust magazine, a publication of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

Client Alert | December 19, 2005

SEC Revises Periodic Report Filing Deadlines and Proposes Amendments to the Tender Offer “Best-Price” Rule

On December 14, 2005, the Securities and Exchange Commission held an open meeting during which the Commission adopted revisions to the deadlines for filing periodic reports and the definition of an "accelerated filer".  The Commission also proposed revisions to the "best-price" rule applicable to registered tender offers intended to resolve a split among federal circuits on the interpretation of the existing rule.  At the same meeting, the Commission proposed amendments to liberalize the deregistration process for foreign companies; these amendments are summarized in a separate Gibson Dunn memo, dated December 14, 2005.Adoption of Revisions to the Periodic Report Filing Deadlines for "Accelerated Filers"The Commission adopted revisions to the pe

Client Alert | December 16, 2005

SEC Proposes Liberalization of the De-registration Process in the U.S.

 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") announced today that it is proposing amendments to rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") which, if adopted, will liberalize the de-registration process for many foreign private issuers, allowing them to terminate their on-going reporting obligations under the Exchange Act and remove them from the burdens of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Client Alert | December 15, 2005