April 2010 Issue

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IRS proposes disclosure of uncertain tax positions



The rise and rise of global infrastructure investment

SWFs to continue focusing on overseas investments



Managing transactional risk

THE PANELLISTS: Kristina K. Faddoul, ASK Virtual Advantage LLP; Philip T. von Mehren, Baker & McKenzie LLP; Todd Jirovec , Booz & Company (N.A.) Inc.; Brandon Farley, Bowne SmartRoom, Bowne & Co.; Jeffrey Roy, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Sanjay Thakkar, KPMG India Private Limited; Lorraine Lloyd-Thomas, Marsh Ltd; and Andrew J. Nussbaum, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.



Americas tax


Overview and recent developments of Brazilian tax legislation

Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz and Catarina Rosa Rodrigues, Demarest e Almeida


Colombia tax system: opportunities to invest

Catalina Hoyos Jiménez and Juan Pablo Godoy Fajardo, Godoy & Hoyos Abogados


Private equity funds investing in non-performing loans in Mexico: tax considerations

Oscar Castaneda and Juan Carlos Silva, PricewaterhouseCoopers


Using DISCs to reduce US tax on US exporting companies and their foreign shareholders

Neal J. Block, Baker & McKenzie


The impact of the Obama Administration’s international tax proposals on US and overseas multinationals: ‘take two’

Richard E. Andersen, Patton Boggs



Foreign investment


Introduction to Australia’s foreign investment policy

Iain Rennie, DLA Phillips Fox


Foreign Investment in Austria

Paul Luiki, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners


Brazilian capital markets and M&A opportunities rebound

Ivan Clark and Alexandre Pierantoni, PricewaterhouseCoopers


Changes to Japan’s legal framework affecting foreign investors

Ryuji Sakai, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu


Foreign investment in Ukraine – political stability will help clean the investment environment

Peter Z. Teluk, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.


CFIUS’ biggest hits: lessons for the dealmaker

Nova J. Daly, Wiley Rein LLP



mergers & acquisitions

Dealmaking set to make a return this year

European financial sector M&A to increase, but by how much?

Positive outlook for the aerospace & defence industry


private equity & venture capital 

Private equity firms show cautious optimism for 2010

Private equity to make long-awaited banking foray


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Lehman’s post-mortem examination

Restructuring efforts in the US gambling industry

Stormy weather for US radio broadcasters



Outlook for M&A in the technology sector

Global mid-market M&A

Dutch bankruptcy law pitfalls in M&A transactions

Avoiding Chapter 22

Insolvency law reform in Australia

Airlines continue to battle against the downturn

Registered direct offerings

Creating an anti-fraud culture within your organisation



Intellectual property

IP risk assessment in corporate M&A

Jonathan Berschadsky, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


A primer on patent due diligence

Edgar R Cataxinos, TraskBritt


Prospects darken for biosimilar legislation in the US

Kevin E. Noonan, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP


Cabilly II: an opportunity to put research back into R&D

Beverly W. Lubit, Greenberg Traurig LLP


Anti-counterfeiting in retail and wholesale markets in China: the obligation of market management companies

Hu Qi and Zhao Tian-ying, IntellecPro


Patent linkage in India

Rajeshwari Hariharan, K&S Partners


Court discusses efficacy under 3(d) and pre-grant opposition

Manisha Singh Nair, Lex Orbis


Labour & employment issues

Key employment law issues for companies in 2010

Mary Ellen Simonson and Christy Hubbard, Lewis and Roca LLP


2010 key employment issues

Jonathan Chamberlain, Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)


Changes afoot in Ireland

Geoffrey Dunne, Geoffrey Dunne & Co., Solicitors


Non-competition clauses in Russian labour law

Anton Klyachin, Salomon Partners



EU Competition

The economic crisis and EC merger control

Günter Bauer and Robert Wagner, Wolf Theiss


Almunia and the road ahead at DG Comp

Alec Burnside and Julia Salasky, Linklaters LLP


What will be shaping competition law in the EU in the coming decade?

Yvan Desmedt and Filippo Amato, Jones Day


ASK Virtual Advantage LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Booz & Company (N.A.) Inc.

Bowne SmartRoom, Bowne & Co.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Demarest e Almeida

DLA Phillips Fox

Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Geoffrey Dunne & Co., Solicitors

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

Greenberg Traurig LLP


Jones Day

K&S Partners

KPMG India Private Limited

Lewis and Roca LLP

Lex Orbis

Linklaters LLP

Marsh Ltd

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Patton Boggs      


Salomon Partners

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.


Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Wiley Rein LLP

Wolf Theiss

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