December 2011 Issue

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Patent reform in the US



The Olympus controversy: a snapshot of fraud

Dexia bailout highlights woe across European banking sector

Research in Motion under pressure



Energy and utilities sector

THE PANELLISTS: Steve Wardlaw, Baker Botts LLP; Kenneth McKellar, Deloitte & Touche (M.E.); Alison Lyall, Harnser Group; Nicolás Eliaschev, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal; Clinton A. Vince, SNR Denton; and Adam Langridge, Squire Sanders & Dempsey.



International dispute resolution


FORUM: Developing a comprehensive dispute resolution strategy

THE PANELLISTS: Rob Lambert, Clifford Chance LLP; Richard Chalk, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; David Saunders, Navigant; Dylan McKimmie, Norton Rose Australia; and Silvanne Helle at Oppenhoff & Partner.


Managing the complexities of cross-border disputes

Richard Chalk, Peter Yuen and Adam Silverman, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


Proactive management of dispute factors can help to minimise potential impacts

Christian Knutsonn, Marsh Risk Consulting


Planning for discovery in an international commercial arbitration

Cedric C. Chao, Morrison & Foerster


Worldwide enforcement of international arbitration awards: potential challenges for the winning party

Timothy G. Nelson and Gregory A. Litt, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP



mergers & acquisitions

Kinder Morgan to buy El Paso in $38bn deal

Kirin wins Schincariol takeover court case, for now


private equity & venture capital 

Carlyle, Hellman & Friedman to buy PPD for $3.9bn

99 Cents Only Stores agrees to buyout


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

MF Global files Chapter 11

Innkeepers ends 15-month bankruptcy



Managing risk & insurance

Beyond ERM: enterprise value and ‘black swans'

Christopher Dann and Matthew le Merle, Booz & Co.


Preparing for counterparty defaults: recent developments under US law

David Wolinsky, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.


Directors and officers liability insurance: perspectives for tomorrow’s global India

Anil Midha, J K Risk Managers & Insurance Brokers Limited


Bankruptcy & restructuring

Plus ça change

David Bryan, Bryan, Mansell & Tilley LLP


The dearth of DIP financing continues to impede successful reorganisation

Steven H. Silton and Hannah E. Gallegos, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP


Corporate debt restructuring procedure in the Ukraine

Oleksandr Kurdydyk and Illya Muchnyk, DLA Piper Ukraine


Property in the Caribbean – the new reality begins

William Tacon, Zolfo Cooper


Sovereign CDS, determinations committees, and the restructuring credit event

Jonathan Ching and Joel Telpner, Jones Day



Mergers & acquisitions

International mergers and acquisitions

Brett M. Cowell, Cowell Clarke


Takeovers in Denmark

Marianne Philip, Christian Lundgren and Christina Schmidt, Kromann Reumert


Corporate mergers the Cayman Islands way

Paul Scrivener and Kay Carter, Solomon Harris


Banking and finance

The Volcker Rule: troublesome implications for non-US banks

Frederick J. Knecht, Keith A. Noreika and Carey S. Roberts, Covington & Burling LLP


Positioning compliance programs to defend against increased enforcement when financial institution account holders are implicated in fraudulent schemes

Paul E. Pelletier, Steve Ganis and Helen Gerostathos Guyton, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.


Baker Botts LLP

Booz & Co.

Bryan, Mansell & Tilley LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Cowell Clarke

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)

DLA Piper Ukraine

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Harnser Group

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

J K Risk Managers & Insurance Brokers Limited

Jones Day

Kromann Reumert

Marsh Risk Consulting

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Morrison & Foerster


Norton Rose Australia

Oppenhoff & Partner

Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SNR Denton

Solomon Harris

Squire Sanders & Dempsey

Zolfo Cooper

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