March 2010 Issue

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Digging deeper: oil industry set for major shift



US financial regulatory reform activity intensifies

Expectations for the automotive industry to 2014

Adaptability is key for European chemical companies



Corporate governance

MODERATOR: Alexandra R. Lajoux, NACD. THE PANELLISTS: Jonathan Pickworth, DLA Piper; David Stockton, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP; Timothy Copnell, KPMG LLP; Mark Stephens, Milliman; Thomas Ball, Morrow & Co, LLC; and Holly J. Gregory, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.



Distressed M&A and investing


Value in distress has many shades of grey

Tim Smith and Alex Boyce , Houlihan Lokey


Distressed M&A in Denmark

Torben Mauritzen, NORDIA


Acquisition of a business out of insolvency – a legal view on distressed M&A in Germany

Dr Florian Becker and Dr Christian Pleister, Noerr LLP


Outlook for distressed M&A

Arthur T Perkins, Jr., The Turnaround Management Association


2010: a return of the dynamic section 363 auction?

Aaron L. Hammer, Jeff Mattson and Thomas R. Fawkes, Freeborn & Peters LLP


Lenders remedies in the current economic climate: the state of global M&A and restructuring

Robert C. Smith and Matthew P. Karlson , SSG Capital Advisors, LLC


Acquiring healthcare assets from the distressed seller

Hunter Rost and Eric Schultenover, Waller Lansden


Section 363 sales capture value for all parties

Deborah Hicks Midanek, Solon Group, Inc.





Body armour vs band-aid: The impact of security strategy on infrastructure investment

Ben Clay and Stephen Gregory, Harnser Group


Favourable winds of investment opportunities

Heloisa Ferreira Andrade Scaramucci, Pedro G. Seraphim and Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra, TozziniFreire Advogados


Public-private partnerships in hydropower – new opportunities in Norway

Kelly Malone, Aadne Haga and Jon Rabben, Wikborg Rein


Regulation of motorway concessions in Ukraine: legal framework, restraints and priorities

Oleg Y. Alyoshin, Vasil Kisil & Partners’


United States is fertile ground for renewable energy expansion

Martin Frost, Frank A. Caro Jr. and Ronald G. Rossi, Polsinelli Shughart PC



mergers & acquisitions

Recovery expected for tech deals in 2010

Canadian M&A driven by consolidation

Chinese autos look to reclaim their home market


private equity & venture capital 

UK buyouts fell even further in 2009

New strategies for PE investors


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Ford leads the way in US auto recovery

UK companies face uncertain 2010

Testing times for US publishers



The Public-Private Investment Program in the US

Risk management for investment funds

Challenges and opportunities in the food & drink sector

Mitigating corporate fraud risks in the life sciences and healthcare sectors

The role of customs authorities: the changing landscape and what this means for businesses




Ten outsourcing trends to watch for in 2010

Michael F. Corbett, IAOP


The road ahead in 2010

Martyn Hart, National Outsourcing Association (NOA)


Recent changes to the German Federal Data Protection Act and consequences for outsourcing deals with German companies

Christoph Rittweger and Julia Wendler, Baker & McKenzie


Restrictions on outsourcing transactions under German labour law

Peter Huppertz and Dr Julia Reinsch, Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner


Outsourcing business activities, functions and processes for federally regulated financial institutions in Canada

Jacques Lemieux, Robert Percival and Marc Tremblay, Ogilvy Renault


Evolving trends in the outsourcing industry

Derek Crates and Drew Barbour, Capgemini Outsourcing


Alternative offshore outsourcing structures

Alistair Maughan, Morrison & Foerster


Managing risks in outsourcing

Ian Ferguson, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Outsourcing to the cloud: data security and privacy risks

Peter Brudenall, Bridget Treacy and Purdey Castle, Hunton & Williams


Successful renegotiation of outsourcing contracts

Dan Burge, Catherine Bingham and Henrietta Neate, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP


International trade

International trade compliance and your business risks

Lucy McCabe and Charles Meechan, Ernst & Young LLP


International trade at the cross-roads?

Lawrence L. Herman, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


Trade defence in times of economic crisis

Stefania Bariatti and Simon van Cutsem, Chiomenti Studio Legale



It takes two to tango… or does it? The enforceability of intercreditor agreements in bankruptcy

David W. Morse, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.


Emergence of mezzanine financing in a bank-loan challenged environment

David Barnitt, Attract Capital



Product liability

On torts, administrative agencies and the evolving liability and regulation of product manufacturers

William A. Worthington, Strasburger


American courts dismiss fraud class actions brought by third parties who paid for medicines

J. Russell Jackson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


New and emerging challenges to manufacturers and insurers in evaluating trial versus settlement

Kenneth R. Lang and Amy M. Decker, Hinkle Elkouri


Collective legal actions – the proposed role and powers of the Consumer Advocate in the UK

Julian Acratopulo, Emmeline Rushbrook and Lucy Callaghan, Clifford Chance


The French Supreme Court’s controversy in tightening liability for industrial risks

Dr Florian Endrös, Endrös-Baum Associés


Attract Capital

Baker & McKenzie

Capgemini Outsourcing

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Chiomenti Studio Legale

Clifford Chance

Denton Wilde Sapte LLP

DLA Piper

Endrös-Baum Associés

Ernst & Young LLP

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Harnser Group

Hinkle Elkouri

Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner

Houlihan Lokey

Hunton & Williams


Kilpatrick Stockton LLP



Morrison & Foerster

Morrow & Co, LLC


National Outsourcing Association (NOA)

Noerr LLP


Ogilvy Renault

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

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Polsinelli Shughart PC

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Solon Group, Inc.

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC


The Turnaround Management Association

TozziniFreire Advogados

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Waller Lansden

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Wikborg Rein

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