March 2012 Issue

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Corporate boards in 2012



Using IT to drive M&A success

Merger rejection upholds bourse deal trend

Private equity investors cautious but optimistic in 2012

Kodak’s struggle continues in bankruptcy

The global economy in 2012



Corporate governance

THE PANELLISTS: Jonathan Tuttle, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; David Lynn, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Alexandra R. Lajoux, NACD; David Swinford, Pearl Meyer & Partners; Deborah Hicks Midanek, Solon Group; and Holly J. Gregory, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.



Distressed M&A and investing


FORUM: Taking advantage of opportunities in the distressed arena

THE PANELLISTS: Martin Gudgeon, The Blackstone Group; Tom Williamson, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Dr Jan Wildberger, P+P Pöllath + Partners; and Rick van Dommelen, PwC.


The 2012 outlook for distressed investing: the year of the dragon

Frank R. Mack, Turnaround Management Association


Practical approaches to integrating distressed assets

Tom Williamson, Bob Glass and Kevin Charles, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Quick, or not so quick, sales under Chapter 11

Tinamarie Feil, BMC Group


The pre-packaged restructuring as distressed M&A tool comes of age – a case study

Van C. Durrer, II, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


The rise of loan-to-own as a distressed M&A technique

Partha Kar and Kon Asimacopoulos, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Distressed buying and selling – a ‘steal’ or just really difficult M&A?

Simon Davies, Cairn Capital


Acquisition of companies going through formal insolvency proceedings in Spain

José María Gil-Robles, Juan Verdugo and Javier Álvarez-Cienfuegos, Garrigues



mergers & acquisitions

Glencore and Xstrata agree $90bn merger

Roche tables $5.7bn hostile bid for gene firm Illumina


private equity & venture capital  

Apache to buy Cordillera Energy for $2.85bn

Regulators approve Lone Star’s KEB exit


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Tough start to 2012 for UK retailers

Insolvent printer Manroland seeks break up sales



Mergers & acquisitions

First out, last back in: the strange tides of enterprise lending

Manos Schizas, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


Impact of liquidity and funding concerns on loan documentation

Lawrence Rutkowski, Seward & Kissel LLP


What does the future hold for bankers’ bonuses?

Sarah Ozanne, CMS Cameron McKenna


The eurozone storm in Africa

Ana-Katarina Hajduka, Trinity International LLP



Dispute resolution

Litigation funding – the new market for investors

Kasra Nouroozi and Neville Illingworth-Law , Mishcon de Reya


The battle for China: where will it be resolved?

James Rogers, Fulbright & Jaworski


The Netherlands fast becoming an international centre for class settlements

Jeroen Ouwehand and Stana Maric, Clifford Chance LLP


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

BMC Group

Cairn Capital

Clifford Chance LLP

CMS Cameron McKenna

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Fulbright & Jaworski


Holly J. Gregory, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Mishcon de Reya

Morrison & Foerster LLP


P+P Pöllath + Partners

Pearl Meyer & Partners


Seward & Kissel LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Solon Group

The Blackstone Group

Trinity International LLP

Turnaround Management Association

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