July 2011 Issue

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Intellectual property issues in M&A



Conducting M&A in China

Microsoft and Skype: a match made in mobile heaven?

UK top European destination for foreign direct investment in 2010

LinkedIn and the great bubble debate

Financial institutions enhance risk management practices



Bankruptcy litigation

THE PANELLISTS: James H.M. Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Bruce Leonard, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Ian Ratner, GlassRatner Advisory and Capital Group LLC; Aristos Galatopoulos, Maples and Calder; David S. Cohen, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Van Durrer, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and Adam Strochak, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.



International arbitration


FORUM: Using arbitration to resolve international disputes

THE PANELLISTS: Tim Portwood, Bredin Prat; Ben Knowles, Clyde & Co; Ashley Bell, O'Melveny & Myers; and Timothy G. Nelson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.


Weighing up arbitration vs mediation and litigation

Ben Knowles, Clyde & Co.


What is consent?

Tim Portwood, Bredin Prat


Choosing the arbitration you want: possibilities and pitfalls in arbitration agreements

Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC, Mark W. Friedman and David W. Rivkin, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Has there ever been a better time to arbitrate disputes in Asia?

Ashley Bell, O’Melveny & Myers


Encouraging trend in arbitration laws in India

Sidhartha Srivastava, D. H. Law Associates



mergers & acquisitions

Wal-Mart cleared to buy Massmart

Pierre Cardin looks for buyers


private equity & venture capital 

Takeda buys Nycomed for $13.7bn

PE backed exits break quarterly record


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Chrysler returns to profitability

AOL focused on turnaround



Intellectual property

Startup America: a commercialisation wakeup call for potentially dormant patented technology

Alicia Russo and Leslie Kushner, Fitzpatrick, Cello, Harper & Scinto


European Patent Court: political momentum for a breakthrough?

Alexander Harguth, Fish & Richardson P.C.


New trends in judgments of the Polish Arbitrary Court for internet domain names

Maria Jurek and Anna Szajna, Patpol


Is intellectual property still front and centre?

Neil Wilkof, Herzog Fox and Neeman


Global mergers & acquisitions

M&A in Brazil: coping with changes in regulations

Frederico Buosi and Gisele Trindade, Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni – Advogados


M&A in India: genesis and journey of the regulations under the Competition Act

Rahul Goel and Anu Monga, Seth Dua & Associates


M&A in Ukraine: through adversity to the stars

Armen Khachaturyan, Asters



Banking & finance

The jungle bank

Peter Hughes, University of York


Large-scale bank asset sales can help European banks return to health

Gifford West, DebtX


Oman introduces Islamic financing

George Sandars, Shaikh Muddassir Siddiqui and Sadaf Buchanan, SNR Denton


Private equity

The swings and roundabouts of the future for the private equity market

Richard Addlestone, Appleby


Private equity looks online for growth

Natalie Tydeman, GMT Communications Partners


Evolving regulations and changing dynamics of private equity deals in India

Niraj Kumar, DSK Legal




Bredin Prat

Capital Group LLC

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Clyde & Co.

D. H. Law Associates

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


DSK Legal

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Fitzpatrick, Cello, Harper & Scinto

GlassRatner Advisory

GMT Communications Partners

Herzog Fox and Neeman

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Maples and Calder

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

O’Melveny & Myers


Seth Dua & Associates

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SNR Denton

University of York

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni – Advogados

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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