MAGAZINE

March 2011 Issue

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COVER STORY

Understanding ESOPs

 

FEATURES

BP-Rosneft’s plans on ice

PE fundraising to recover in 2011?

 

ROUNDTABLE

Corporate governance

THE PANELLISTS: Alexandra R. Lajoux, NACD; Timothy Copnell, KPMG LLP; Thomas Ball, Morrow & Co., LLC; Lucinda McConathy, Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP; Deborah Hicks Midanek (Bailey), Solon Group Inc.; Holly J. Gregory, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

 

WORLDWATCH

Distressed M&A and investing

 

Restructuring – a select European overview

Simon Davies, The Blackstone Group

 

How will changes to the German Insolvency Code impact distressed M&A and investment opportunities?

Dr Derik Evertz, Thomas Steinberger and Dr Frank Girotto, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

 

Proposed changes to German insolvency law and their impact on distressed M&A deals

Dr Christoph Schotte and Isabel Schneider, Noerr LLP

 

Buying distressed assets out of German insolvency proceedings

Daniel F. Fritz and Ottmar Hermann, HERMANN Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater

 

Profitable opportunities in distressed M&A will increase for the prepared

William J. Hass and Shep Pryor, Turnaround Management Association

 

Markets party like it’s… 2007?

James H.M. Sprayregen, P.C. and David A. Agay, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

 

The expanding role of section 363 sales in distressed transactions

John (Jack) Wm. Butler and Van C. Durrer II, Jr. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

Options for selling distressed assets

James J. Barresi, Stephen D. Lerner and Andrew M. Simon, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

 

High noon: secured lenders duel in the bankruptcy sale process

David W. Morse, Richard L. Stehl and Daniel F. Fiorillo, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.

 

Valuation in the due diligence process

Jason R. Frank, Hilco Enterprise Valuations Services, LLC

 

SPECIAL REPORT

Shariah-compliant finance and investment

 

International accounting standards for Islamic finance

Dr Mohamad Nedal Alchaar, Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

 

Restructuring Islamic finance arrangements

Jay Baker, John Vogel and Joel Bannister, Patton Boggs LLP

 

The risk and governance equation in Islamic financial institutions

Anita Menon, Eckart Koerner and Maas Riyaz Malik, KPMG

 

Bancatakaful: realignment of the business model, post global crisis

Sohail Jaffer, FWU Group

                                                                                              

DEALfront

mergers & acquisitions

Ranjit Boparan trumps Greencore in Northern Foods deal?

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal to create No.2 steel maker

 

private equity & venture capital 

Priory Group sold to Advent International in $1.5bn deal

PE firms circle food sector deals

 

bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Innkeepers prepares auction to aid bankruptcy exit

HMV faces the music as closures announced

 

PROFESSIONALinsight

Product liability risk

Ethical considerations in aggregate settlements

Mark S. Cheffo, Katherine Arthur and Brittain Sexton, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

 

The auto manufacturer’s impending nightmare in the PRC market

Terence Lee, Karrie Cheung and Janice Chew, Smith & Partners

 

Product liability law in Australia – a new national regime

Annette Hughes, Ric Morgan and Claire Nicholson, Allens Arthur Robinson


CONTRIBUTORS

Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

Allens Arthur Robinson

FWU Group

HERMANN Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater

Hilco Enterprise Valuations Services, LLC

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

KPMG LLP

Morrow & Co., LLC

NACD

Noerr LLP

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

Patton Boggs LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Smith & Partners

Solon Group Inc.

Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

The Blackstone Group

Turnaround Management Association

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP


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