MAGAZINE

February 2012 Issue

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COVER STORY

A new era under the Volcker Rule

 

FEATURES

Roundup of M&A activity in 2011

Using economic uncertainty to your advantage in M&A

Lehman cleared for bankruptcy exit

Zynga IPO fails to impress

                

ROUNDTABLE

International Financial Reporting Standards          

THE PANELLISTS: Heather Zordel, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Todd M. Buchanan, KPMG; Keith C. Peterka, Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.; and Barry Jay Epstein, SS&G, Inc.

 

SPECIAL REPORT

Fraud and regulatory enforcement

 

FORUM: The regulatory fight against corporate wrongdoing

THE PANELLISTS: Jerry Oldham, 1stWEST Financial Corporation; Christian Hay, Collas Crill; Simon Charlton, Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited; Lauren Reynolds, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; and David B. Debenham at McMillan LLP.

 

Corruption: a costly concern

Mitsu Doshi, Kroll

 

Fraud and the regulatory environment

Jerry Oldham is, 1stWEST Financial Corporation

 

UK anti-corruption transactional due diligence: a guide for buy-side investors and companies

Gary DiBianco and Matthew Cowie, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP 

 

Corporate compliance programmes to prevent criminal conduct

Jorge Angell, L.C. Rodrigo Abogados

 

Doing business in Russia: navigating the challenges of corruption

Glenn M. Pomerantz, Brian J. Mich and Martina Rozumberkova, BDO Consulting

 

Fraud and carbon markets

Peter Dent, Deloitte

 

Fraud concerns on the rise

 

DEALfront

mergers & acquisitions

SAP pays $3.4bn for SuccessFactors to strengthen cloud position  

LAN-TAM merger at final hurdle

 

private equity & venture capital  

PE exits in doldrums

Fast food favoured by PE firms

 

bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Delta Petroleum files for bankruptcy protection

Coach America files for Chapter 11

 

PROFESSIONALinsight

Transfer pricing

Mastering the risks of globalisation – transfer pricing’s contribution

Dr Yves Hervé and Dirk Wilcke, PwC Germany

 

Supply chain management – transfer pricing in today’s global environment

Jim Alajbegu and Richard Sackin, EisnerAmper LLP

 

Transfer pricing issues with business restructuring and intellectual property

Les Secular, True Partners Consulting (UK) LLP

 

Transfer pricing as boon and bane – aspects on business optimisation and integration

Michael Heckel, RölfsPartner

 

Brazilian transfer pricing legislation 

Catarina Rodrigues, Demarest e Almeida

 

SPOTlight

The strategic corporate treasurer

John Grout, Association of Corporate Treasurers

 

Financial instruments under English law – how poor document handling can render loan and security documents unenforceable

Séamas Gray and Ned Beale, Olswang LLP

 

Are you ready for Dodd-Frank’s 30 March 2012 deadline?

Addison D. Braendel and Kristin E. Gonzalez, Baker & McKenzie LLP

 

The family office rule and foreign adviser exemption

G. Warren Whitaker and Jonathan R. Morris, Day Pitney LLP

 

Russia’s foreign investment laws amended: perception and reality

Elvira R. Gadelshina, Yukov, Khrenov & Partners

 

Protecting investors in complex financial products – the Portuguese way   

Pedro Simões Coelho, Pedro Bizarro and Mariana Padinha Ribeiro, Vieira de Almeida & Associados

 

Should United States investors harvest portfolio gains in advance of increasing income tax rates?   

Thomas N. Lawson, Loeb & Loeb LLP


CONTRIBUTORS 

1stWEST Financial Corporation

Association of Corporate Treasurers

Baker & McKenzie LLP

BDO Consulting

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Collas Crill

Day Pitney LLP

Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited

Demarest e Almeida

EisnerAmper LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

KPMG

Kroll

L.C. Rodrigo Abogados

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

McMillan LLP

Olswang LLP

PwC Germany

RölfsPartner

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

SS&G, Inc.

True Partners Consulting (UK) LLP

Vieira de Almeida & Associados

Yukov, Khrenov & Partners


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