Webcasts - Gibson Dunn


Gibson Dunn webcasts present a wealth of information and diverse viewpoints from our uniquely skilled lawyers and invited panelists. From periodic updates to reports on emerging trends and developments, the programs address key issues for today’s legal and business communities.

Webcast: Takeovers of UK companies: Mind the Gaps and Traps

Insights and Deal-Critical Recommendations from a Panel of UK/US M&A Experts The UK public takeover market has at times proved difficult to understand and a challenge to navigate particularly for foreign bidders.

September 22, 2015

Webcast: Pension Tension: The Treatment of Underfunded Pensions In and Out of Bankruptcy

​For many troubled companies, defined benefit pension plan liabilities are unaffordable. The single-employer plan fund of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), which provides guaranteed benefits to participants in terminated plans, has a deficit in excess of $27 billion, and U.S.

April 30, 2015

Webcast: Competitive Transmission: The Next Big Thing

The future of competitive transmission is one of the hottest topics currently being discussed today in the electric power industry. Our panel discussion addresses the key issues in this rapidly-evolving area.

April 1, 2015

Webcast: Global Sanctions Update

This 90 minute briefing provides an update on the extraordinary events of the last year with respect to economic and trade sanctions. The briefing will cover sanctions in the European Union and United Kingdom as well as United States sanctions, and will include particular emphasis on recent developments and emerging issues that affect in-house counsel, compliance personnel, directors and senior executives.

March 17, 2015

Webcast: Virtual Currencies

Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin have experienced rapid evolution in recent months. Notwithstanding considerable challenges such as price volatility and association with illicit activities, interest in virtual currencies and their underlying technology has been steadily increasing.

March 10, 2015

Webcast: M&A Legal Developments in France in 2014

Overview of major French law reforms in 2014 that may have a significant impact on M&A transactions. Topics Discussed Include: Part I – Corporate law: Focus on recent legal developments concerning:

March 6, 2015

Webcast: Foreign Investments in Emerging Markets

A handful of developing economies have been, and will continue to be, a key driver of global growth. In the coming years, emerging markets are expected to grow two to three times faster than developed nations.

February 11, 2015

Webcast: The Art of Carving: Carve-Out Transactions – Sales of Divisions and Subsidiaries

​The sale by companies of divisions or subsidiaries, commonly referred to as "business carve-out transactions," are some of the most complex and challenging M&A transactions.

February 5, 2015

Webcast: FCPA Trends in the Emerging Markets of Asia, the Middle East and Africa

According to the most recent data released by the International Monetary Fund, China now ranks as the world’s largest economy in terms of purchasing-power-parity.

February 3, 2015

Webcast: Transnational Litigation: Obtaining U.S. Discovery to Litigate in Foreign or International Tribunals Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782

​With increasing frequency, companies are being hauled into foreign courts and international arbitral tribunals to litigate significant and high-stakes cases.

January 28, 2015

Webcast: Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance

​The extraordinary events of the past year, from international cybersecurity breaches to significant economic and trade sanction developments, emphasize the expansive array of challenges facing today’s compliance professionals.

January 27, 2015

Webcast: Drafting Arbitration Clauses

​Arbitration can be a useful option for the resolution of disputes between parties. It is especially useful in the cross-border context where one or both of the parties want to avoid litigating in the courts of a foreign jurisdiction.

January 21, 2015

Webcast: State of the Art: Critical Developments and Trends in M&A (2014)

This fast-paced program explores the latest trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. The presentation will address pertinent topics including:

November 20, 2014

Webcast – The New Rules of Engagement in the World of Bankruptcy: Make Wholes / Prepayment Premiums and Cram Down

​In recent years, it's typically been the case that secured first lien lenders are in the driver's seat in any restructuring, insofar as they had the ability to control the timing of the case, the terms and conditions of any priming dip loans, and the successful plan exit.

November 19, 2014

Webcast – Energy Derivatives: Effectively Navigating Dodd-Frank Compliance and Implementation Challenges

​Historically over the counter ("OTC") derivatives, which are frequently used by energy companies for hedging purposes, were not subject to significant regulation.

November 13, 2014

Webcast – Planning for a Successful Joint Venture

​Planning for a successful joint venture requires keen navigational skills to avoid pitfalls and lay the groundwork for a smooth ongoing partnership.

October 16, 2014

Webcast – Shareholder Activism

Please join us for an informative presentation on the practical steps to prepare for and respond to shareholder activism. Topics include: Current trends in shareholder activism.

September 18, 2014

Webcast – 2014 Mid-Year Sanctions Update

​This 90 minute briefing provides an update on the extraordinary events of the first half of 2014 with respect to economic and trade sanctions. The content of this year’s briefing includes United States sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), as well as European Union and United Kingdom sanctions.

July 30, 2014

Webcast – SEC v. Obus: A Case Study On Taking The Government To Trial And Winning

​Join Joel M. Cohen and Mary Kay Dunning for a discussion of lessons learned during their recent jury trial victory over the SEC in one of the longest-running insider trading cases in history.

July 22, 2014

Webcast – FERC Enforcement Reforms

​An Energy Bar Association program hosted by Gibson Dunn In an article to be published in the next issue of the Energy Law Journal, Bill Scherman, partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and former General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, along with co-authors Jason Fleischer and Brandon Johnson, explains that the current FERC Enforcement process raises "serious fundamental due process and substantive concerns." The article provides a glimpse behind the non-public curtain of the FERC enforcement process and related substantive considerations.

June 3, 2014