August 2012 Issue

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Structuring deals in the government contractor sector



Technology sub-sectors poised to fuel M&A and drive economic recovery

Microsoft to buy enterprise social network Yammer for $1.1bn

Walgreens pays £4bn for Alliance Boots stake

The evolving role of today’s CFO

Libor scandal rocks banking industry



Risks facing directors and officers

THE MODERATOR: Carolyn Snow, Risk Management Society (RIMS). THE PANELLISTS: Carol A.N. Zacharias, Ace North America; Joanna M. Page, Allen & Overy LLP; Matthew A. Shulman, Arch Insurance Group; Tony Galban, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; and Vivian Robinson, McGuire Woods.



Private equity


FORUM: Creating value through private equity in today’s market

THE PANELLISTS: Antonio Cabral, The Riverside Company; Craig E. Marcus, Ropes & Gray LLP; and Kevin Kester, Siguler Guff & Company, LP.


Outlooks may dim, but the sun never sets on venture investing

Mark Heesen, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)


Expansion PE in Australia – an engine for growth

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


A framework for a global private equity industry

Jennifer Choi and Holly Freedman, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)


Private equity activity in Latin America

Cate Ambrose, Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA)


Non-EU private equity managers and the AIFMD

Donnacha O’Connor, Dillon Eustace


Private equity in Germany: a promising outlook for 2013

Peter Memminger, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP


Luxembourg legislative changes to approach AIFMD compliance

Johan Terblanche, Loyens & Loeff


Private equity in India: still an emerging story

Himanshu Narayan and Amarta Roy, Dua Associates


Planning for the recovery

Julian Elms, Catlin Insurance Company



mergers & acquisitions

A-B InBev buys control of Grupo Modelo for $20.1bn

Volkswagen agrees to buy the rest of Porsche for $5.6bn


private equity & venture capital  

PE deals and exits rebound in Q2 2012

One Equity acquires M*Modal for $1.1bn


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Dynegy Inc files for bankruptcy

Ailing Elpida sells for $2.5bn



Finance & investment

Protect your overseas investments from political risk using bilateral investment treaties

Robert Volterra and Stephen Fietta, Volterra Fietta


Alternate assets in India: the new order

Bijal Ajinkya and Siddharth Ajinkya, Nishith Desai Associates


Life settlements: becoming a viable alternative asset investment for institutional investors

Brian T. Casey, Locke Lord


Risk management

Risk management in the financial sector

Anthony Rawlins and Robert Noye-Allen, Moore Stephens LLP


What are your website risks?

Neil Gurnhill, Safeonline



Litigation & dispute resolution

The use of financial experts in arbitration

Michael Hammes, PwC


Enforcement of foreign awards in the UAE: latest developments

Gordon Blanke and Soraya Corm-Bakhos, Habib Al Mulla & Co.


Corporate tax

The eurozone crisis – what are the tax and transfer pricing risks?

Ágata Uceda and Jian-Cheng Ku, DLA Piper Netherlands


Canadian federal budget targets Canadian subsidiaries of foreign multinationals

Doug Frost and Jamie Mitchell, PwC Canada


Transfer pricing implications on intellectual property – an Indian perspective

Rohan K Phatarphekar, KPMG India


Ace North America

Allen & Overy LLP

Arch Insurance Group

Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Ltd (AVCAL)

Catlin Insurance Company

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Dillon Eustace

DLA Piper Netherlands

Dua Associates

Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)

Habib Al Mulla & Co.

KPMG India

Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA)

Locke Lord

Loyens & Loeff

McGuire Woods

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP

Moore Stephens LLP

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Nishith Desai Associates


Risk Management Society (RIMS)

Ropes & Gray LLP


Siguler Guff & Company, LP

The Riverside Company

Volterra Fietta

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