January 2012 Issue

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Living wills



Big ticket deals boost tech M&A in Q3 2011

AT&T/T-Mobile tie-up looks uncertain on opposition

Private equity in Q3 2011

American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

Vallares’ Kurdish excursion



Outlook for hedge funds

THE PANELLISTS: Peter Memminger, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP; Thomas M. Devaney, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Timothy W. Mungovan, Nixon Peabody LLP; James Cripps, Slaughter & May; and Sophia-Ann Harris, Solomon Harris.



Global restructuring and insolvency


FORUM: Key trends in corporate restructuring and insolvency

THE PANELLISTS: Partha Kar, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP; Kenneth M. Krys, KRyS Global; Melanie L. Cyganowski, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.; and Van Durrer, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.


Fallout from Madoff scandal hits banks in Fairfield Sentry litigation

Mark S. Indelicato, Turnaround Management Association


The public policy exception in cross-border recognition by American bankruptcy courts

Melanie L. Cyganowski, Lloyd M. Green and James M. Cretella, at Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.


Unfunded retirement liabilities in Europe and the US: can lessons be learned from corporate America?

Jonathan S. Henes and James H.M. Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Intercreditor hot spots in 2011 and what to watch in 2012

Mayank Gupta, Jeremy Duffy and Anne Marie Salan, White & Case LLP


MF Global insolvency reveals risk in Dodd-Frank model

Paul B. Turner and Mark D. Sherrill, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP


Fraud and the appointment of a liquidator – a BVI and Cayman perspective

Frank McGing, KRyS Global


The reform of the Spanish Insolvency Act and its impact on distress investing in Spain

Iñigo Rubio, Cristobal Cotta and Ignacio Buil Aldana, at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira



mergers & acquisitions

EMI split up and sold for £2.5bn

Sony buys control of Sony Ericsson


private equity & venture capital  

KKR led consortium acquires Samson Investment for $7.2bn

Permira to buy Alcatel-Lucent’s Genesys unit for $1.5bn


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Fragile Thomas Cook gets £200m credit lifeline

Northern Rock sold to Virgin Money



Intellectual property

The America Invents Act: provisions that may impact ITC investigations

Edmund J. Haughey, Stephen E. Belisle and C. Austin Ginnings, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


Deciphering the patent-eligibility message in ‘Prometheus’, ‘Myriad’ and ‘Classen’

Kevin E. Noonan, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP


Quia timet action in patent infringement suits

Anshul Mittal law and Rajeshwari Hariharan, Rajeshwari & Associates


Capital markets

Security blanket: secured debt gains appeal

Jerry Marlatt and Anna T. Pinedo, Morrison & Foerster LLP


Placement of Eurobonds by Ukrainian issuers

Armen Khachaturyan and Oleksiy Demyanenko, Asters



Corporate law

Deferred prosecution agreements and the scope for renewed prosecutorial discretion

Kathleen J. Harris, Ben Kieft and Charles Froud, Arnold & Porter LLP


Data protection: significant reform on the way

Peter Brudenall, Lawrence Graham LLP


New disclosure requirements on conflict minerals and more: coming very soon

Jane Luxton, Pepper Hamilton LLP


Corporate tax

Exit, pursued by Hector

Hartley Foster, Olswang LLP


Post UBS tax evasion settlement, international transactions draw scrutiny

David Gannaway, Citrin Cooperman


Arnold & Porter LLP


Citrin Cooperman

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

KRyS Global

Lawrence Graham LLP

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP

Olswang LLP

Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Rajeshwari & Associates

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Slaughter & May

Solomon Harris

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Turnaround Management Association

White & Case LLP

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