August 2011 Issue

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New US whistleblower provisions



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



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.



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



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



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



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


Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (AVCAL)

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


Cohausz & Florack


Dillon Eustace

Dua Associates


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


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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