June 2012 Issue

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Information technology risk management



Challenges and opportunities in financial services M&A

Maintaining M&A momentum in the chemicals sector

Sovereign wealth fund investment in private equity

Facebook IPO disappoints



Transfer pricing

THE PANELLISTS: Richard Fletcher, Baker & McKenzie; Lorne H. Saltman, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Marshall K Hollis, CBIZ MHM LLC; Sherif T. Assef, Ceteris US LLC; Les Secular, True Partners Consulting (UK) LLP; and Nathaniel Carden, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.



Mergers & acquisitions


FORUM: Structuring and closing successful deals in 2012

THE PANELLISTS: Jeremy Furniss, Livingstone Partners LLP; Ann-Marie McGaughey, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Steven J. Daniels, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and Pamela Hendrickson, The Riverside Company.


M&A insurance enters the mainstream

Mary Duffy, Chartis


Managing third-party risk: a high priority for successful acquisitions

Rick Warren, Crowe Horwath LLP


Joint ventures in emerging markets: the keys to success

Brian Hoffmann, Joseph Cosentino and Wenting Yu, Clifford Chance US LLP


Taking the stress out of distressed M&A

Philip C. Berg and Robert J. Gonnello, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.


Debt-to-equity swaps under German insolvency law

Dr Jan Wildberger and Katharina Reuther, P+P Pöllath + Partners



mergers & acquisitions

Nestlé to buy Pfizer’s baby food business for $11.9bn

Facebook to buy Instagram for $1bn


private equity & venture capital  

Molson Coors buys StarBev for $2.65bn

Audi to buy Ducati for $1.1bn


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Solar Trust of America files bankruptcy

LightSquared files for bankruptcy protection



Finance & investment

Making a case for European venture capital as an asset class

Charles Fletcher, Taylor Wessing


The elephant in the crowdfunding room

Michael A. Dinan, Dinan & Company


Whistling past the graveyard

James G. Gereghty, Jr., Siguler Guff & Company, L.P.


Boardroom intelligence

Post Weavering: getting the most out of D&O insurance cover for fund directors  

Will Harrison, DLA Piper Hong Kong


A crisis of conscience

Kelly L. Frey, Dickinson Wright PLLC.


Sector analysis: energy

Shale development provides new testing grounds for dispute resolution

Bill Church and Scott Deatherage, Patton Boggs LLP


The US natural gas glut uncertainty

Amy S. Koch and Dwight Howes, Reed Smith LLP



Litigation & dispute resolution

Unlevelling the playing field for US interests doing business abroad

William N. Howard, Freeborn & Peters LLP


Arbitration – the preferred choice for international dispute resolution

Dr Andreas Respondek, Respondek & Fan Pte Ltd.


Intellectual property

Non-patent exclusivities in the life-cycle management of pharmaceuticals in Canada

Serge Lapointe and Julie-Anne Archambault, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin


Patent reexamination under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Abe Hershkovitz, Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC


Baker & McKenzie

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


Ceteris US LLC


Clifford Chance US LLP

Crowe Horwath LLP

Dickinson Wright PLLC.

Dinan & Company

DLA Piper Hong Kong

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

Livingstone Partners LLP

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

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

P+P Pöllath + Partners

Patton Boggs LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Respondek & Fan Pte Ltd.

Siguler Guff & Company, L.P.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Taylor Wessing

The Riverside Company

True Partners Consulting (UK) LLP 

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