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December 2010 Issue

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COVER STORY

M&A valuation challenges in the current market

 

FEATURES

Murdoch fights for full ownership of BSkyB

 

ROUNDTABLE

Energy and utilities sector

THE PANELLISTS: Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, Morgan Stanley; Florian Haslauer, A.T. Kearney; Steve Wardlaw, Baker Botts LLP; Thomas J. Flaherty III, Booz & Co.; Antonio Cosimo Cuppone, Cuppone & Partners Studio Legale; Bill Dickenson, Navigant Consulting, Inc.; Mike King, NERA Economic Consulting; Alistair E. Bryden, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; and Clinton A. Vince, SNR Denton US LLP.

 

WORLDWATCH

International dispute resolution

 

Reform of French arbitration law – promoting Paris as a seat of arbitration

Tim Portwood, Bredin Prat

 

Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Saudi Arabia

Dale E. Stephenson and Khulaif bin Challal Al-Enezee, Squire Sanders

 

Tactical costs weapons in commercial disputes: three mechanisms for reducing costs risk and outlay in litigation or arbitration

Mark Brown, Bristows

 

Mediation: an effective tool in multi-party international disputes

Deborah E. Greenspan and Peter W. Morgan, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

 

US Supreme Court restricts extraterritorial reach of the federal securities laws

Eric S. Waxman and Peter B. Morrison, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

SPECIALreport

Comprehensive transactional due diligence

 

M&A – changing the game

Jim Jeffries, M&A Leadership Council

 

Virtual data rooms in the due diligence process

Mike Hinchliffe, Merrill DataSite

 

The changing face of private equity due diligence

Colie Spink and Adrian Balcombe, Alvarez & Marsal

 

Environmental risks and liability

Simon Johnson, Aon

 

Insurance risk management: avoiding costly mistakes

John Merrigan, PwC

 

DEALfront

mergers & acquisitions

Upstream oil & gas deals announced in Q3 2010 total $44bn

BHP and Rio’s iron ore venture collapses

 

private equity & venture capital

PE buyout activity strongest since crisis in Q3 2010

Private investors increase interests in healthcare market

 

bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

MGM lenders approve restructuring plan

Slow but eventual bridge of the refinancing cliff

 

PROFESSIONALinsight

International corporate tax

Company taxation – global trends and expectations

Richard Fletcher, Baker & McKenzie LLP

 

Are your non-UK companies safe?

Michael McKenna, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

 

Overview of transfer pricing regulations in India

Dr Hasnain Shroff, BSR and Company

 

Outsourcing

Software development – should you be an agile customer?

Peter Brudenall, Hunton and Williams LLP

 

IT outsourcing: lessons learned

Joachim Lehnhardt and Catherine M. Manley, Allen & Overy LLP

 

Managing intelligent networks of ‘smart’ devices

Roger Shove, Capgemini

 

SPOTlight

Managing acquisitions as a corporate process

William J. Kohler, Butzel Long

 

The UK takeover code: pragmatic changes to be made following the Cadbury/Kraft takeover furore

Dearbhla Quigley, Hunton & Williams

 

State aid and the financial crisis – quo vadis European banks?

Lars Küpper and René Grafunder, Linklaters LLP

 

Intercreditor agreements in Canadian insolvency proceedings

Steven Weisz, Beth Posno and Andrew Papini, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


CONTRIBUTORS

A.T. Kearney

Allen & Overy LLP

Alvarez & Marsal

Aon

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Booz & Co.

Bredin Prat

Bristows

BSR and Company

Butzel Long

Capgemini

Cuppone & Partners Studio Legale

Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Hunton and Williams LLP

Linklaters LLP

M&A Leadership Council

Merrill DataSite

Morgan Stanley

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

NERA Economic Consulting

PwC

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SNR Denton US LLP

Squire Sanders


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