January 2011 Issue

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The impact of India’s Direct Tax Code



China coal cap to boost global M&A

Ireland receives $85bn bailout



Outlook for hedge funds

THE PANELLISTS: Johan Terblanche, Loyens & Loeff; Thomas Devaney, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Gerhard Niggli, Niggli Rechtsanwälte; Timothy W. Mungovan, Nixon Peabody LLP; and Josh Dambacher, Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP.



Restructuring & insolvency


Restructuring trends outside the US: a guide for US professionals

Alan Tilley, Bryan, Mansell & Tilley


Subjecting small and medium enterprises to consumer insolvency regimes: call for reform

Sumant Batra, INSOL International


Fiduciary assignment of credit rights in Brazil: the limits of ‘first-come, first served’

Luiz Felipe Pereira Gomes Lopes, Luís Gustavo Haddad and Felipe Marques Rodella, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo


Court of Appeal in European Directories restructuring clarifies intercreditor release powers

Kon Asimacopoulos, Partha Kar and Frederick Powles, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Duties of directors at financially troubled companies

Marek Petecki and Nicola Litt, Bristows


Financial restructurings across the GCC: recent lessons

Sumit Soni and Chris Langdon, Latham & Watkins


Back to the future – seeking redress for today’s losses by changing the past

Melissa Kibler Knoll, American Bankruptcy Institute


From the brink and back: the middle market in 2010 and beyond

Michael J. Gorman, Terry Kohler and Luis A. Pillich, SSG Capital Advisors


Negotiation strategies in complex debt restructuring: one part due diligence, one part psychology and two parts cooperation

Richard Gaudet, GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group


Your loss is someone else’s gain

Deborah Hicks Midanek, Solon Group, Inc.



mergers & acquisitions

Emerging market M&A activity up to November 2010

BHP’s bid for Potash falls through


private equity & venture capital

PE/VC fundraising during Q3 2010

Guy Hands vs. Citigroup saga comes to an end


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

US retail legend files for bankruptcy

General Motors’ restructuring leads to profitability and IPO



Intellectual property

Preparing for uncertainties in biosimilars litigation

Ha Kung Wong and Dennis J. McMahon, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


IP considerations when entering the Middle East

Jon Parker, Rouse


Transition services agreements: an overview of core considerations

Hessam Kalantar, Vinson & Elkins LLP



US antitrust enforcement agencies issue revised horizontal merger guidelines

Brian A. Hayles and Mark J. Horoschak, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC


Banking and the risk outlook in the United States

Jerry Oldham, 1stWEST Financial Corp.


Current market impacts from the street

Barry A. Chatz, Arnstein & Lehr LLP


Microfinance update – a financial singularity

Sharon Kolb and Kelly L. Frey, Sr., Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC


Asset-based lending trends in 2011

Andrew J. Knight, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.


Aim 2011 – a continued tentative rebound

Dearbhla Quigley, Hunton & Williams


Shaping the US energy industry

Clint Vince, SNR Denton


M&A outlook for the petroleum energy sector

Allen C. Barron, Ralph E. Davis Associates, Inc.


2011: putting your global corporate structure to work for you

Kathleen Smith Ruhland, Faegre & Benson LLP


Expect a rise in US Government enforcement action and whistleblower claims

Deborah E. Greenspan, Dickstein Shapiro LLP


To mediate or to arbitrate... an interesting question?

Tim Portwood, Bredin Prat


Product liability in Asia: meeting the rising challenge

Terence Lee, Karrie Cheung and Bob Yan, Smith & Partners


1stWEST Financial Corp.

American Bankruptcy Institute

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Bredin Prat


Bryan, Mansell & Tilley

Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Faegre & Benson LLP

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group

Hunton & Williams

INSOL International

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Latham & Watkins

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo

Loyens & Loeff

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Niggli Rechtsanwälte

Nixon Peabody LLP

Ralph E. Davis Associates, Inc.


Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

Smith & Partners

SNR Denton

Solon Group, Inc.

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

SSG Capital Advisors

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

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