February 2012 Issue

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A new era under the Volcker Rule



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



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.



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



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



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



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


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



L.C. Rodrigo Abogados

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

McMillan LLP

Olswang LLP

PwC Germany


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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