MAGAZINE

January 2010 Issue

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COVER STORY

Make or break season for many retailers

 

FEATURES

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

 

ROUNDTABLE

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.

 

WORLDWATCH

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

 

MARKET OUTLOOK

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

 

DEALfront

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

 

INdepth

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

 

PROFESSIONALinsight

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

 

LEGAL&regulatory

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

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


CONTRIBUTORS

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

DLA Piper US LLP

Exim Consulting

Gazprombank

GlassRatner Advisory and Capital Group LLC

Harneys

International Project Finance Association (IPFA)

Jones Day

Kalikova & Associates

King & Spalding LLP

Kubas Kos Gaertner (KKG)

Lorenz

Loyens & Loeff

McCarter & English

Milliman

Norton Rose

PeliFilip

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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