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Japan chapter of the PLC Cross-Border Competition Handbook 2006-2007

Brussels Associate Vassili Moussis is a contributor to the Japan chapter [PDF] of the PLC Cross-Border Competition Handbook 2006-2007, Volume 2: Leniency.

Client Alert | December 1, 2006

Real Estate Private Equity – Taxation for Foreign Investors

Munich partner Hans Martin Schmid and of counsel Christian Schmidt are the authors of "Real Estate Private Equity - Taxation for Foreign Investors" [PDF] published in the 2006 Private Equity Financial Yearbook.

Client Alert | December 1, 2006

Alcatel/Lucent Merger to Proceed Following President Bush’s Acceptance of CFIUS’s Recommendation for Approval

On November 17, 2006, President George W. Bush accepted the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and permitted the $11.8 billion acquisition of U.S.-based Lucent Technologies by the French telecommunications company, Alcatel.

Client Alert | November 28, 2006

Condominium Hotels and Securities Laws

Partner Andrew A. Lance and associate David C. Lee are the authors of "Condominium Hotels and Securities Laws" published in the November 27, 2006 issue of the New York Law Journal.

Client Alert | November 27, 2006

No Profit Doesn’t Mean No Problem

Partner Stephanie Tsacoumis is the author of "No Profit Doesn't Mean No Problem," published in the November 20, 2006 issue of Legal Times.

Client Alert | November 20, 2006

L-3 Communications Corp. Agrees to Pay $1.5 million in Fines for Its Subsidiary’s Past Violations of the ITAR Reporting Requirements

L-3 Communications Corporation (L-3), a Delaware company engaged in the business of manufacturing and exporting defense articles and providing defense services, has agreed to pay in fines and remedial compliance measures a civil penalty in the amount of $1.5 million in complete settlement of civil charges for its subsidiary's past, pre-acquisition violations of certain reporting requirements under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Client Alert | November 10, 2006

Delaware Supreme Court Rules on Directors’ Standard of Oversight

Decision has significant implications for option backdating litigationIn a significant decision issued on November 6, 2006, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled on the standard to be applied under Delaware law when assessing the personal liability of corporate directors for failing to adequately oversee the corporation.

Client Alert | November 8, 2006

German Federal Cartel Office Vetoes Coherent’s U.S. Acquisition of Excel – GE/Honeywell Revisited?

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) recently prohibited laser manufacturer Coherent, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of its competitor Excel Technology, Inc.

Client Alert | November 3, 2006

For litigators, the cry is: ‘Play Ball!’

Washington, D.C. Partner Andrew S. Tulumello and Associate Travis D. Lenkner are authors of "For litigators, the cry is: ‘Play Ball!’" [PDF] published in the October 30, 2006 edition of The National Law Journal.

Client Alert | November 2, 2006

Gibson Dunn Client American Red Cross Transforms Governance Structure

The Board of Governors of Gibson Dunn client American Red Cross unanimously approved a series of recommendations for transformational changes in an effort to modernize its 60-year-old governance structure.

Client Alert | November 2, 2006

Recovery of Interest Against the Government

Gibson Dunn partner Karen Manos is the author of "Recovery of Interest Against the Government" [PDF] which appears in the November 2006 issue of Cost, Pricing & Accounting Report.

Client Alert | November 1, 2006

The Antidote To Prolix Securities Fraud Complaints: Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8

Washington, D.C. partner Andrew S. Tulumello is the author of "The Antidote To Prolix Securities Fraud Complaints: Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8" [PDF] published in the November 2006 issue of Thomson/West's The Wall Street Lawyer - Securities in the Electronic Age.

Client Alert | November 1, 2006

Texas Supreme Court Liberalizes Standard for Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements

With its recent decision in Alex Sheshunoff Management Services, L.P. v. Johnson, the Texas Supreme Court has modified the standard for enforceability of covenants not to compete in the context of at-will employment arrangements.

Client Alert | October 30, 2006

President Signs Iran Freedom Support Act

On September 30, 2006, the President signed into law the Iran Freedom Support Act ("IFSA"). The law authorizes the President to impose penalties against non-U.S.

Client Alert | October 30, 2006

Ninth Circuit Finds Insurance Claims Adjusters Exempt from Overtime Under Fair Labor Standards Act

In an appeal handled by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, the Ninth Circuit yesterday reversed a $52.5 million judgment awarded to Farmers Insurance Exchange claims adjusters who alleged that they had been misclassified as exempt and denied overtime.

Client Alert | October 27, 2006

Briefing – The Stock Option Backdating “Witch Hunt” – What Do I Need to Worry About?

Over the last year or so there has been an increasing number of corporate investigations into alleged stock option backdating activities led primarily by the SEC, the DOJ and the FBI.

Client Alert | October 26, 2006

SEC Amends Tender Offer Best-Price Rule

On October 18, 2006, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously approved changes to the tender offer best-price rules set forth in Exchange Act Rules 14d-10(a)(2) and 13e-4(f)(8)(ii).

Client Alert | October 24, 2006

United Nations Convention Steps Up International Efforts to Combat Corruption

On September 15, 2006, the United States Senate provided its advice and consent to the ratification of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (“the Convention”).

Client Alert | October 23, 2006

Joint venture review under the new EC Merger Regulation

Munich Partner Michael Walther and Associate Ulrich Baumgartner are authors of "Joint venture review under the new EC Merger Regulation" [PDF] published in the The European Antitrust Review 2007.An extract from The European Antitrust Review 2007, a Global Competition Review special report -

Client Alert | October 18, 2006

Christopher A. Padilla Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration

On September 29, 2006, the U.S. Senate confirmed Christopher A. Padilla as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration. In this capacity, he will be the second highest ranking official in the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security.

Client Alert | October 17, 2006