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March 3, 2021

Gibson Dunn Elects New York M&A Lawyer Barbara Becker as Chair and Managing Partner

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the partnership has elected Barbara Becker as the firm’s next Chair and Managing Partner, effective May 1, 2021.  She succeeds Ken Doran, who has served as Chairman and Managing Partner since 2002. Becker is a corporate partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office and is widely recogni
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February 26, 2021

The Case of the Century – The French Administrative Court Issues a Groundbreaking Ruling on State Responsibility for Climate Change

In response to a claim brought by several environmental advocacy groups (the Associations), which sought to obtain the recognition of the French State’s failure to act in response to climate change, the Administrative Court of Paris (the Court) ruled, for the first time in French law, in a judgment of February 3, 2021, that such a
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July 17, 2020

The Court of Justice of the European Union Strikes Down the Privacy Shield but Upholds the Standard Contractual Clauses under Conditions

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union struck down as legally invalid the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield, which some companies have used to justify transfers of personal data from the EU to the U.S. The Court also ruled that the “Standard Contractual Clauses”(“SCCs”) approved by the European Commission, another
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June 15, 2020

Ninth Circuit Ruling in Bankruptcy Appeal Has Significant Implications for Lenders in Bankruptcy Cases

Introduction Section 364(e) of the Bankruptcy Code provides important protections to lenders that provide post-bankruptcy financing (known as “DIP Financing”) to companies that are in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases (known as “Debtors”). By its plain terms, Section 364(e) provides a lender with material protections in th
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