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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.

January 29, 2014

10th Annual Webcast Briefing on Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance

​Blockbuster fines and increasing regulatory requirements underscore the challenging environment facing today's compliance professionals. Join our experienced securities law, corporate governance, white collar defense and investigations attorneys as they discuss practical approaches for developing strong compliance programs for the year ahead. This year's presentation features new Gibson Dunn partner Scott Hammond, the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, and one of the nation's leading experts on criminal antitrust and international cartel cases. Scott joins Joe Warin and Amy Goodman who now are in their 10th year of hosting 'Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance.' Topics discussed include:The shrinking gap between "regulated" and "unregulated" entities A summary of the SEC and DOJ's emerging enforcement and compliance policies U.S. enforcement trends; statistics from 2013 SEC, CFTC, antitrust, FCPA, FCA and FIRREA cases Lessons from 2013 SEC and DOJ cases and settlements Trends in international regulation and enforcement Building and overseeing effective compliance programs Voluntary disclosure programs The compliance function and the role of the Chief Compliance Officer, senior management, senior management and the Board in compliance Who should view this program:In-house counsel, directors, senior executives, finance and audit staff, corporate governance and compliance officers, corporate secretaries and others responsible for public company compliance. Panelists: F. Joseph Warin — Co-Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice and former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. Ranked as a leading white collar criminal defense, securities compliance and enforcement attorney by 2013 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2006 - 2013 Best Lawyers in America, and named a Top Lawyer for Criminal Defense by Washingtonian magazine and a White Collar Law MVP by Law360. Expertise includes white collar crime and securities enforcement and litigation—including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, False Claims Act cases, special committee representations, compliance counseling and complex civil litigation. Mr. Warin is the only person to have served as the FCPA compliance monitor, or U.S. counsel to the FCPA compliance monitor, in three different FCPA monitorships. Scott Hammond — Partner with the firm's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice, with a focus on criminal antitrust and international cartel matters. Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. Recently joined Gibson Dunn following a 25-year tenure with the DOJ's Antitrust Division. Supervised the Division's domestic and international criminal investigations and prosecutions, including overseeing the Corporate and Individual Leniency Programs. Also worked to increase international cooperation in cartel enforcement with other jurisdictions, including the European Union, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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January 16, 2014

Webcast – Managing Cross-Border Transactions

As M&A activity continues to recover from the depths of the global financial crisis, it is timely that the first webcast in our series entitled "Global Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Developments and Trends" focuses on effective cross-border deal planning and management. Planning and management issues in cross-border M&A can be very different to those in single jurisdiction transactions. Awareness of cultural differences, as well as an understanding of key legal and regulatory differences, are often the key to achieving agreement on a transaction and, as important, a successful post-transaction integration. Please join the very experienced members of Gibson Dunn's European M&A team whose webcast presentation guides you through how to avoid the potential pitfalls and traps. Their presentation will cover: the initial practical considerations that need to be borne in mind;identifying and managing what will drive the transactional structure; the key issues in managing the due diligence, its process and the results; identifying and managing the regulatory risks relevant to a multi-jurisdictional transaction; how to achieve a successful signing and closing across borders; and factors relevant to the employee base (and their benefits) that is to be acquired. Who should view this program:In-house counsel and senior executives responsible for corporate development. Our Panelists: Bernard Grinspan (Paris) — For more than twenty years, Mr. Grinspan has advised publicly traded and privately held business entities on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and works closely with clients to provide guidance on strategic and financial investments. In addition, he works regularly on debt restructuring and insolvency matters. He has been instrumental in "getting the deal done" in a number of highly visible transactions within the European business community. His past experience as in house counsel gives him a unique perspective on the clients' needs and approaches. Chambers Global 2013 writes that Mr Grinspan is "a strong choice for complex cross-border transactions". Chambers has also noted that the practice "benefits greatly from Bernard Grinspan's U.S. legal expertise and experience when it comes to handling major transatlantic deals". Nick Tomlinson (London) — Mr. Tomlinson is an English and NY qualified corporate partner based in London, having also practised out of our New York and Dubai offices. He advises and leads deal teams on a wide range of UK and international cross-border transactions, principally in the M&A, joint venture, private equity and licensing fields. Given the international nature of the transactions, he often works closely with our tax, FCPA and OFAC/sanctions specialists in London and the U.S. as well our competition/ antitrust colleagues in London and Brussels. He regularly acts for global and regional private equity firms, major investment banks, family investment companies, investment funds and a range of companies across a number of sectors, which include: media, sports & hospitality, beverages, retail, real estate, hotels & leisure, IT and telecoms, satellite operators, shipping, manufacturing, mining and oil & gas. Furthermore, he is recommended by Legal 500 UK 2013 in the field of M&A: Upper Mid Market and Premium Deals. Lutz Englisch (Munich) — Lutz Englisch specializes in M&A (private, public and joint ventures) and corporate law. He has broad expertise in domestic, cross border and multi-jurisdictional M&A and advising on all aspects of corporate law, including stock corporation law, transformation law and equity capital markets transactions. Stock corporation law practice also comprises executive and supervisory board matters, stockholders meetings and corporate governance matters. Mr. Englisch is repeatedly featured by the German business journals "Wirtschaftswoche" and "Handelsblatt", and is frequently awarded and recognized by Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer in Germany in the practice areas Corporate and M&A, by the German JUVE Handbookwithin the categories Corporate, M&A and Private Equity and recommended also by Legal 500.
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January 13, 2014

Webcast – FCPA Trends in the Emerging Markets of China, India, Russia, the Middle East and Africa

​The Middle East and African countries have experienced robust economic growth in recent years. China, India, and Russia continue to attract significant foreign investments despite the global economic downturn. Virtually all multi-national corporations have entered or are entering these markets because of their vast natural resources, enormous consumer base and significant infrastructure development coupled with lower labor and sourcing costs. Yet the notable growth in these economies is concentrated in industries where fraud and bribery are prevalent. Transacting business with the large government sectors and navigating the complexities of the bureaucratic regulatory frameworks in these nations present significant challenges and risks. Join our team of experienced international anti-corruption attorneys to learn more about how to do business in China, India, Russia, and the Middle East and Africa without running afoul of anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.Topics to be discussed include: A brief overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the DOJ and SEC's enforcement activities in 2013; Recent FCPA enforcement actions brought by the DOJ and SEC involving business activities in China, India, Russia, and the Middle East and Africa; Analysis of the Financial Year 2013 Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program with regard to tips received from emerging market countries; Chinese, Indian, Russian, and Middle Eastern and African domestic anti-corruption efforts, including increasing local enforcement against private companies and multi-national corporations; Overview of anti-corruption laws in Asia, Russia, and the Middle East and Africa; Corruption risk factors in China, India, Russia, and the Middle East and Africa, including cultural context and history; A discussion of the Indian Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill (2011) and proposed changes to the Prevention of Corruption Act, which have broad implications for the private sector; The continuing corruption crackdown by Chinese enforcement agencies and what it means for multi-national corporations; Dealing with state-owned enterprises in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and the challenges involved in using Russian distributors; and Practical tips and advice for ensuring compliant business in China, India, Russia, and the Middle East and Africa. Our Panelists:F. Joseph Warin — Co-Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice and former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. Mr. Warin has been ranked as a leading FCPA, white collar criminal defense, securities compliance and enforcement attorney by 2013 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2006 - 2013 Best Lawyers in America, and named a Top Lawyer for Criminal Defense by Washingtonian magazine and a White Collar Law MVP by Law360. Mr. Warin's areas of expertise include white collar crime and securities enforcement, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, False Claims Act cases, special committee representations, compliance counseling, and complex civil litigation. He has conducted FCPA investigations relating to business in 35 countries around the globe and is the only person to have served as the FCPA compliance monitor, or U.S. counsel to the FCPA compliance monitor, in three different FCPA monitorships. He routinely represents global companies, advising them on anti-corruption compliance, with a special focus on matters involving China and the Far East.Benno Schwarz — German-qualified partner in Gibson Dunn's Munich office with extensive experience in corporate anti-bribery compliance, including FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, as well as Russian law. This includes planning and implementation of internal corporate investigations nationally and internationally, advising on the structuring, implementation and assessment of compliance management systems and the representation of companies before domestic and foreign authorities during associated criminal and administrative proceedings. Along with the Gibson Dunn Munich office's White Collar Defense and Investigation team, Mr. Schwarz is recommended for compliance investigations by the JUVE Handbook 2011/2012. Mr. Schwarz speaks German, English and is a state-certified translator (IHK) for Russian, which makes it possible for him to carry out transactions and internal investigations in all three languages.Kelly Austin — Partner in Gibson Dunn's Hong Kong office specializing in government and internal investigations, regulatory compliance, and international disputes. Ms. Austin has extensive expertise in corporate internal investigations, including those involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and in creating and implementing effective compliance programs. Ms. Austin was named the "Best Lawyer" for the third year running in the Corporate Governance category of the 2013 Asia Women in Business Law Awards; is ranked by both Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 and Chambers Global 2013 as a leading lawyer in the category "Dispute Resolution: Anti-Corruption: China"; is recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? 2012 as a leading lawyer in the field of "China and Hong Kong: Corporate Crime, Fraud and Investigations"; and was named to Asian Legal Business' 2010 Hot 100, which recognizes Asia "lawyers who have risen above the rest in the most challenging of years for legal markets across Asia." 
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December 2, 2013

Webcast – Munich Practice Academy Corporate / M&A

M&A transactions are still very high on the agenda of companies and investors. Every transaction has its specific characteristics, but some questions occur in practice more often.The Corporate Practice of Gibson Dunn’s Munich Office has developed a series of six webinars to give an introduction to the topic and discuss options and solutions with practitioners and our experts.Please view the webcast materials (in German) below.  Additional materials will be available in the near future.  Practice Academy Corporate / M&A: November 28, 2013: Erfolgsfaktoren bei Gestaltung und Durchführung von Carve-Outs Speakers: Dr. Holger Fröhlich, Bosch and Gerwin Zott, Nokia Solutions and Networks Play Recording View SlidesDecember 5, 2013: Transactional Risks Insurance – Wann macht eine Versicherung von Transaktionsrisiken Sinn? Speakers: Dr. Michael-Christoph Feifel, Marsh and Kerri Schulze-Bubert, Macquarie Capital Europe Play Recording View SlidesDecember 12, 2013: Überleitung der Konzernfinanzierung – Herausforderungen für Verkäufer und Käufer. Speakers: Bernhard Schneider, Siemens Financial Services Play Recording View SlidesJanuary 16, 2014: Compliance bei M&A-Transaktionen und Joint Ventures. Speakers: Dr. Philip Matthey, LL.M., MAN Play Recording View SlidesJanuary 23, 2014: Joint Ventures vom Set-up bis zum Exit – Kernprobleme und Lösungen aus Sicht der Praxis. Speakers: Daniel Schmachtenberg, Linde Play Recording View SlidesJanuary 30, 2014: Organhaftung bei M&A-Transaktionen. Speakers: Dr. Markus Kaum, Munich Re Play Recording View Slides
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January 31, 2013

Webcast – Munich Compliance Academy Series

​Benno Schwarz, Michael Walther and Mark Zimmer of Gibson Dunn are hosts of the Munich Compliance Academy Webcast Series.  Please view the webcast materials (in German) below. Compliance Academy Series:   WEBCAST 1: Neueste Entwicklungen der rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen für den Aufbau eines Compliance-Systems (November 08, 2012) Play Recording View SlidesWEBCAST 2: Das Zusammenspiel der Komponenten eines effizienten Compliance-Systems in der Praxis (November 22, 2012) Play Recording View SlidesWEBCAST 3: Schnelle, geräuschlose und effiziente Durchführung  interner Ermittlungen im Unternehmensalltag (December 06, 2012) Play Recording View SlidesWEBCAST 4: Professionellen Umgang mit Unternehmensdurchsuchungen (December 13, 2012)  Play Recording View Slides WEBCAST 5: Gesetzliche Mitteilungspflichten im Spannungsfeld zur richtigen Krisenkommunikation (January 10, 2013)  Play Recording View SlidesWEBCAST 6: Compliance-Risikoanalyse als Ausgangspunkt für die Gestaltung von Maßnahmen (January 17, 2013)  Play Recording View SlidesWEBCAST 7: Besonderen Herausforderungen für Compliance beim Erwerb von Unternehmen und Eingehen von Joint Ventures (January 24, 2013)  Play Recording View Slides WEBCAST 8: Ausgewählte Compliancefragen aus den Bereichen Kartellrecht, Steuer und Datenschutz (January 31, 2013)  Play Recording  View Slides
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