December 2010 Issue

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M&A valuation challenges in the current market



Murdoch fights for full ownership of BSkyB



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.



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



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



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



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



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



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


A.T. Kearney

Allen & Overy LLP

Alvarez & Marsal


Baker & McKenzie LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Booz & Co.

Bredin Prat


BSR and Company

Butzel Long


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


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Squire Sanders

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