Webcast: The Role of ESG in Capital Markets

April 21, 2021

Gibson Dunn is an established leader in sustainable financing transactions. Join us for a discussion of the latest developments, best practices and predictions for ESG capital markets.

  • The ESG Narrative in Attracting Capital
  • Developed Products
    • Green Bonds
    • Sustainability-Linked Loans
  • New Products
    • Sustainability-Linked Bonds
    • Social Bonds
    • Transition Bonds
  • ESG finance and reporting liability considerations

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Andrew L. Fabens is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  Mr. Fabens is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets Practice Group and is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Mr. Fabens advises companies on long-term and strategic capital planning, disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws, corporate governance issues and stock exchange listing obligations. He represents issuers and underwriters in public and private corporate finance transactions, both in the United States and internationally. His experience encompasses initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, investment grade, high-yield and convertible debt offerings (including green and SLB bonds) and offerings of preferred, hybrid and derivative securities. In addition, he regularly advises companies and investment banks on corporate and securities law issues, including M&A financing, spinoff transactions and liability management programs.

Hillary Holmes is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice group, and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Energy and Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, M&A and Private Equity practice groups. Ms. Holmes’ practice focuses on capital markets, securities regulation, and corporate governance, primarily in the energy industry.  Ms. Holmes represents public companies and private companies of all sizes, MLPs, investment banks, management teams, and private equity in all forms of capital raising transactions, including IPOs, registered offerings of debt or equity, private placements, 144A offerings of debt or equity, joint ventures, structured investments, de-SPAC transactions, direct listings, sustainable financings, and spin-offs. Ms. Holmes provides regular counseling regarding securities laws, SEC reporting, ESG issues and governance matters. Ms. Holmes also frequently advises boards of directors, special committees and financial advisors in complex M&A transactions, conflicts of interest, and special situations.

Perlette Jura is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on complex trial and appellate litigation. She co-chairs the firm’s Transnational Litigation Group and its Environmental Social Governance practice. She has played a key role in a number of the firm’s most high-profile transnational, environmental and technology-driven matters. Ms. Jura has extensive experience working with the food and beverage, agricultural, aerospace, automotive, emerging technology and energy industries. In 2021, Ms. Jura was named among the Lawdragon Global Litigation 500, which recognizes those who specialize in international arbitration, public international law and advise leading corporations. She was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” in 2020 and 2019. The Los Angeles Business Journal named Ms. Jura to its list of “Most Influential Women Lawyers” in Los Angeles, featuring 50 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the region. In 2020, BTI Consulting Group honored Ms. Jura a Client Service All-Star, an attorney “who stand[s] above all the others in delivering the absolute best in client service.”

Michael A. Mencher is a corporate associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Firm’s Capital Markets, Securities Regulation & Corporate Governance and ESG practice groups. His practice focuses on advising technology, life sciences and other public and pre-public companies on governance, ESG and sustainability, investor relations and SEC reporting and compliance matters and representing issuers in a wide variety of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and follow-on equity financings, sustainable finance transactions, private placements and debt financings.

Yair Y. Galil is of counsel in the New York office of Gibson Dunn, where he is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Global Finance, Business Restructuring and ESG Practice Groups. His experience includes representation of sponsors, issuers, financial institutions and investment funds in complex financing transactions. The business contexts for these transactions have ranged from corporate finance (including sustainability-linked credit facilities), to leveraged acquisitions and dividend recaps, to debt buybacks and other out-of-court capital restructuring transactions, to debtor-in-possession and bankruptcy exit financings. He also frequently performs credit analyses on a borrower’s debt instruments, and advises on vulnerabilities and potential restructuring approaches.


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