June 2010 Issue

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Japanese M&A: poised for growth



Uptick in private equity secondary buyouts

US entertainment & media sector – moving with the times



Transfer pricing

THE PANELLISTS: Giuseppe Franch, Allen & Overy; Richard G Fletcher, Baker & McKenzie; Mukesh Butani, BMR Legal; Lorne Saltman, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; David N. Bowen, Grant Thornton LLP; Lorenz Bernhardt, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG; and Nathaniel Carden, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.



Global mergers & acquisitions


Carve out planning to avoid business disruption and value erosion

Rick Van Dommelen, Hein Marais and Christian Knechtel, PricewaterhouseCoopers


Making M&A succeed in Belgium: some practical tips and information

Steven De Schrijver and Bertold F. Theeuwes, Lorenz


Trends point to an increase in foreign investment in China

Bertold F. Theeuwes, Association for Corporate Growth


Tax structuring

Sang-Keun Song and Michael Kim, Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers


Diversification and investment drive Saudi growth

Kevin Connor, Dale E. Stephenson and Ziad El-Khoury, Squire Sanders


Springtime for hostiles

Trevor Norwitz and Karessa Cain, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


Due diligence and risk management – an overview

Jerry Oldham, 1stWEST Financial Corporation


Virtual data rooms are tools for buyers too

Paul F. Hartzell, Forest Doane and Adam Kuritzky, Merrill DataSite



mergers & acquisitions

Global M&A growing in confidence

China’s growing appetite for foreign assets

M&A in the US financial services sector may increase in 2010


private equity & venture capital

Private equity-backed companies to lead the IPO recovery?

PE investors to focus on emerging markets


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

European banks exposed to Greek tragedy

Detroit autos keen to make assured progress

LyondellBasell exits bankruptcy protection



Outlook for the global mining sector

Restructuring in the banking & financial services sector

Outlook for IPOs in Europe

Information technology and risk management

Commercial disputes

Directors & officers risks in Europe

Directors & officers risks in South Africa             



Investment funds

What does US financial regulatory reform mean for private funds?

Nora M. Jordan, Yukako Kawata and Leor Landa, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


New Canadian regulations affecting the sale of investment funds into Canada

Michael Sharp, David Valentine and David Glennie, Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP


Portugal: investment funds update

Pedro Simões Coelho, Ricardo Seabra Moura and Orlando Vogler Guiné, Vieira de Almeida & Associados


Main legal developments in regulation of the investment funds in the Russian Federation

Anton Klyachin, Salomon Partners


Singapore: A compelling jurisdiction for fund domiciliation

Low Kah Keong, WongPartnership



Outsourcing innovation

Martyn Hart, National Outsourcing Association (NOA)


BPO 2.0

John Willmott, Nelson Hall and Frank Casale, Outsourcing Institute


Finding added value in existing outsourcing deals

Danny Ertel, Vantage Partners


Compliance issues in outsourcing agreements

James Harvey and Christyne Ferris, Hunton & Williams LLP



Financing & refinancing

To the abyss and back: the evolution of exit financing from the credit crisis through today

David M. Posner and James M. Cretella, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.


How I learned to stop worrying and love the N Bond

Okko Behrends, Allen & Overy


Recent developments in the US syndicated loan market

Dr Michael Josenhans, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


1stWEST Financial Corporation

Allen & Overy

Association for Corporate Growth

Baker & McKenzie

Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP

BMR Legal

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Grant Thornton LLP

Hunton & Williams LLP


Merrill DataSite

National Outsourcing Association (NOA)

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

Outsourcing Institute

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG

Salomon Partners

Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Squire Sanders

Vantage Partners

Vieira de Almeida & Associados

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


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