Gibson Dunn’s latest corporate exit poses questions over its promises to its Ashurst hires

Four joined, now two remain. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher stated boldly its UK corporate intentions in 2014 with the hire of an Ashurst corporate quartet, but just half of the group remain as partners. What next?

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This publication has been prepared for the assistance of those who require information about the Securities Investment Business Act (Revised). It deals in broad terms with the requirements of Cayman law and it is not intended to be exhaustive but merely to provide information of use to clients.

Cayman Islands: Restoration to the register of companies and winding up order

In the recent judgment of In the Matter of Margara Shipping Limited the Cayman Islands Grand Court provided some useful guidance on the basis on which a company can be restored to the Register of Companies and subsequently wound up pursuant to section 159 of the Companies Act (2021 Revision) and the Grand Court Rules (2022 Consolidation), Order 102, Rule 18.

Bermuda: No-fault legislation will reduce stress, cost of divorce

On 2 March 2022, the Senate passed legislation aimed at reducing the stress and cost of obtaining a divorce by introducing “no-fault divorce” to Bermuda. This legislation will be the first of a “raft” of reforms that aim to modernise Bermuda’s current legislation, which is now almost 50 years old.

Cayman Islands restructuring: comity and reciprocity

In the recent judgment In the Matter of GTI Holdings Limited delivered on 15 March 2022,1 the Cayman Islands Grand Court reiterated the importance of principles of comity in cross-border insolvency matters and the central function of the place of incorporation.

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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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Gibson Dunn and Macfarlanes lead on Marriott’s £100m purchase of Barbados hotels

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is on call for Marriott International as it seeks to acquire seven properties owned by Elegant Hotels in Barbados. Hotels giant Marriott is set to take over Elegant, which has been valued at just over £100m. Gibson Dunn London partner Nigel Stacey has been advised Marriott, along with associate Samirah Haujee, […]

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Gibson Dunn hires second lateral in a fortnight with latest Mayer Brown joiner

Two years after hiring Mayer Brown’s Jeremy Kenley and Sandy Bhogal, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has brought over another partner from the firm to expand its London office. Ben Fryer, who will make the move to the US firm’s City office, is a tax partner regularly advising on aspects of UK and cross-border transactions, including […]

Gibson Dunn bulks up in regulatory with Macfarlanes partner hire

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has hired a financial services regulatory partner from Macfarlanes, marking its first lateral partner hire in London for nearly two years.  The US firm has hired Michelle Kirschner, who has been at Macfarlanes since 2012, and was previously an associate at Linklaters for nine years. Focused on non-contentious financial services regulation, […]

Amy Kennedy, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Amy Kennedy was welcomed into the partnership at Gibson Dunn at the beginning of 2018 and has pulled off a range of complex finance deals since. The month she qualified, Lehman Brothers collapsed, causing the kind of turbulence the financial world had not seen in decades. Working in finance in trying times has meant Kennedy’s […]

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