January 2010 Issue

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Make or break season for many retailers



Recovery of oil & gas M&A in late 2010

Top steps to successful M&A integration

Airlines continue battling the recession

Business fraud up in tough times



Hedge funds

THE PANELLISTS: Nora M. Jordan, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Donnacha O’Connor, Dillon Eustace; Tim Clipstone, Harneys; Johan Terblanche, Loyens & Loeff; John T. Hague, RSM McGladrey; and Josh Dambacher, Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP.



Global restructuring & insolvency


Investing in distressed assets in Belgium

Steven De Schrijver and Thomas Daenens, Lorenz


Trans-European insolvency proceedings

Dominik Gałkowski, Kubas Kos Gaertner (KKG)


German Intervention to support distressed companies in current crisis

Prof Heinz-Christian Knoll and Dr Falk von Craushaar, The RölfsParter Group


Japanese turnaround ADR

Ryuichi Nozaki, Atsumi & Partners


Preferred mechanics in a consensual restructuring in Romania

Ioan Dumitrascu and Raluca Misu, PeliFilip


Remedies for creditors under the Russian bankruptcy law

Ivan Smirnov and Igor Kokin, Baker & McKenzie


Enforcing foreign insolvency proceedings in Switzerland

Vincent Jeanneret, Schellenberg Wittmer


Schemes of arrangement and the IMO Car Wash decision – valuation is key

Christian Pilkington and Alex Rogan, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


US restructuring market – recent developments and outlook

Arthur T Perkins, The Turnaround Management Association


International restructuring – the challenges for US professionals

Larry H. Lattig, Nick Hood and Nigel Atkinson, BTG Mesirow Financial Consulting



Private equity 2010: is the worst behind us?

Thomas Kesoglou and Howard Berkower, McCarter & English, McCarter & English


Professional liability insurance in the private equity and venture capital market

Kristine Tejano Rickard, Ed Perry and Robert Martin, XL Insurance


Brace for an unprecedented, economy-wide wave of restructurings

Evan Blum and Ian Ratner, GlassRatner Advisory and Capital Group LLC


Stagnate waters: proceed with caution

J. Scott Victor, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC


Asset-based lending trends in 2010

Andrew J. Knight, Squire Sanders & Dempsey


Aligning corporate strategy and risk management

John Fiore, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Supporting executive strategies and evaluating risk

Neil Cantle, Milliman


If you thought the recession was bad, you’ve not seen anything yet

David Gray, DLA Piper UK LLP


Regulatory challenges for public companies

Shari A. Brandt and James Q. Walker, Richards, Kibbe & Orbe LLP


Overcoming fraud and mitigating risk in overseas operations

Joseph Jaffe, UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc.


FDA’s new enforcement initiative for 2010

Kimberly K. Egan, DLA Piper US LLP


Power, gas E&P in Romania

Peter Buzescu, Buzescu Ca



mergers & acquisitions

Will Cadbury ultimately be acquired?

Growing M&A opportunities in the Asian insurance sector

India Inc. closer to M&A recovery


private equity & venture capital 

Private equity investors express concerns

Quarterly report shows cautious optimism in the PE industry


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Stormy weather for Dubai World

US default rate to fall to 6-7 percent in 2010, Fitch

US to accept second wave of TARP repayments



Infrastructure investment in Brazil

Outlook for IPOs in 2010

Anti-money laundering measures and tax fraud enquiries

Customs valuation and its interaction with transfer pricing



Structuring and negotiating joint ventures

International joint ventures

John L. Keffer, King & Spalding LLP


Joint ventures in Germany

Martin Kock and Martin Shulz, Jones Day


Joint venture agreements in Japan

Junichi Kondo and Etsuko Hara, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune


Metals & mining sector

Resource M&A transactions involving Chinese investors

Raj Karia and Ed Rand, Norton Rose


Ukrainian titanium industry: basic facts

Igor Stelmakh and Alexei Mikhailitchenko, Exim Consulting


Exploration and mining industry reforms expected in 2010 in the Kyrgyz Republic

Aicholpon Jorupbekova, Kalikova & Associates



Private equity

Greater expectations for 2010

Hugh Naylor and Rowan Bamford, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP


Switzerland: recent developments in the regulatory environment for alternative investment service providers

Luc Defferrard and Christian Staub, Walder Wyss & Partners


Private equity outlook in Central and Eastern Europe

Christopher Rose, Guido Panzera and Claire Scott-Priestley, Squire, Sanders and Dempsey



PPP and PFI outlook

Geoff Haley, International Project Finance Association (IPFA)


Funding global PPP

Laughlan Waterston, SMBC Europe Limited


Public-private partnerships in the Americas


Waste – where’s the money coming from?

Mark Berry and Jenny Waites, Norton Rose


Financing PPP and infrastructure projects in Russia today

Marc Partridge, Gazprombank


Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Atsumi & Partners

Baker & McKenzie

BTG Mesirow Financial Consulting

Buzescu Ca

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Denton Wilde Sapte LLP

Dillon Eustace


Exim Consulting


GlassRatner Advisory and Capital Group LLC


International Project Finance Association (IPFA)

Jones Day

Kalikova & Associates

King & Spalding LLP

Kubas Kos Gaertner (KKG)


Loyens & Loeff

McCarter & English


Norton Rose


Richards, Kibbe & Orbe LLP

RSM McGladrey

Schellenberg Wittmer

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SMBC Europe Limited

Squire Sanders & Dempsey

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

RölfsParter Group

The Turnaround Management Association

UHY Advisors FLVS, Inc.

Walder Wyss & Partners

XL Insurance

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