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August 2011 Issue

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COVER STORY

New US whistleblower provisions

 

FEATURES

Riding the next wave in M&A

PE investment in the UK financial services sector

Osborne’s UK bank plan

UK retailers face grim summer

Smartphone innovation leads to rise in patent disputes

 

ROUNDTABLE

Risks facing directors and officers

MODERATOR: Carolyn Snow, Risk Management Society (RIMS). THE PANELLISTS: Mary Jane Stitt, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; Géraud Verhille , Financial Lines; Keith Hanson, Hanson Law Group; Michael Smith, King & Spalding LLP; Peter S. Selvin, Loeb & Loeb; Eugene Sheehan, Marsh Inc.; and K. Alan Parry, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP.

 

SPECIAL REPORT

Private equity

 

FORUM: Outlook for the private equity industry

THE PANELLISTS: Kirk A. Radke, Kirkland & Ellis; Johan Terblanche, Loyens & Loeff; Mounir Guen, Private Equity Advisers Limited; Roger le Tissier, Ogier; and Steven J. Daniels, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

 

Agricultural land: to buy, or not to buy?

Deborah Hicks Midanek, Solon Group, Inc.

 

Offshore fund structures: the current thinking

Nick Rogers and Roger Le Tissier, Ogier

 

Ireland as a domicile for private equity funds

Donnacha O’Connor and Sean Murray, Dillon Eustace

 

Life sciences sector shines in Australian PE and VC industry

Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (AVCAL)

 

The ‘FII route’ for investing in India – the ‘broad-based fund’ requirement and other obstacles en route

Vinod Joseph and Himanshu Narayan, Dua Associates

                                                                                              

DEALfront

mergers & acquisitions

Global M&A in H1 2011

News Corp. sells Myspace

 

private equity & venture capital 

Carlyle buys RAC for £1bn

Buyout firms divest luxury shoe brands

 

bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Fukushima costs spiral for Tepco

Lloyds Banking Group looks to reshape its future

 

PROFESSIONALinsight

Mergers & acquisitions

Due diligence and bank M&A activity

Gifford West, DebtX

 

Politics, protectionism and pragmatism – understanding the Canadian foreign investment review process

Chris Hersh, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

 

IP considerations in M&A and other commercial transactions in Africa

Vicky Stilwell, ENS

 

Corporate restructuring

Update on cross-border restructurings in Europe: English Schemes of Arrangement

Dr Christoph von Wilcken, Schultze & Braun GmbH

 

Cross-border restructuring: Using English Schemes of Arrangement to restructure European vintage LBOs

Sacha Lürken and Leo Plank, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

 

Critical variables for a more prosperous restructuring

Wouter Kuipers and Matthieu Tak, Grant Thornton

 

SPOTlight

Why is it so hard to launch a hedge fund today?

Marie T. DeFalco, Lowenstein Sandler PC

 

Shariah-compliant finance structure for US construction projects

John Vogel and Yost Conner, Patton Boggs LLP

 

A well-honed IP strategy

Gottfried Schüll and Nazim Söylemezoglu, Cohausz & Florack

 

Managing evolving risks through liability insurance

Syed S. Ahmad, Hunton & Williams LLP


CONTRIBUTORS

Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (AVCAL)

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Chartis

Cohausz & Florack

DebtX

Dillon Eustace

Dua Associates

ENS

Grant Thornton

Hanson Law Group

Hunton & Williams LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Loeb & Loeb; Eugene Sheehan, Marsh Inc.

Lowenstein Sandler PC

Loyens & Loeff

Ogier

Patton Boggs LLP

Private Equity Advisers Limited

Risk Management Society (RIMS)

Schultze & Braun GmbH

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP

Solon Group, Inc.


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