November 2011 Issue

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The future of cleantech investment



Insider trading claims stain oil deal

Yahoo! looks for new lease of life

How do private equity investors create value?

The Carlyle Group files for IPO

Withdrawn IPOs reach record levels



Cracking down on corporate fraud

THE PANELLISTS: Jerry Oldham, 1stWEST Financial Corporation; Ed Shorrock, Baker and Partners; Matthew Fleming, KordaMentha; Kristy Balsanek, Mayer Brown LLP; Alex Lipman, Nixon Peabody LLP; and Matthew Cowie, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.



Investment funds


Outlook for investment funds: strategies, performance and challenges

THE PANELLISTS: Deborah Johns, Gilbert + Tobin; Gerhard Niggli, Niggli Rechtsanwalte; Timothy W. Mungovan, Nixon Peabody; and Gordon M. Goldstein, Silver Lake Partners.


Can active partnerships produce triple bottom line results?

Phil Case and Lauren Koopman, PwC


Global private equity fundraising

Kirk Radke, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Working through your ‘trust issues’

Deborah Johns, Gilbert + Tobin


Asia Pacific private equity: no longer emerging


2011: the year in hedge funds



mergers & acquisitions

United Tech to buy Goodrich for $16.5bn

Nama announces biggest loan sale yet


private equity & venture capital 

PE deals and exits down in Q3

Private equity boosts UK technology M&A


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Swedish Automobile divests Spyker Cars

Bankruptcy rumours plague Kodak



Employee stock ownership plans

An overview of US ESOPs and research on the economic performance of ESOP companies in the US

J. Michael Keeling and Amy Gwiazdowski, The ESOP Association


ESOP as a liquidity structure using the S corp vs C corp structure

Alex Meshechok, CSG Partners, LLC


Unlocking and protecting pension assets

John N. Vitucci, Pension Equity Advisors, LLC


Employee stock ownership plans in corporate transactions

Gregory K. Brown and Nancy Laethem Stern, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Corporate governance in an ESOP company

Vaughn Gordy and James Staruck, GreatBanc Trust Company


ESOP repurchase liability – be prepared

Jamie Zveitel Kwiatek and Courtney Brunsfeld, Polsinelli Shughart



Bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

D&O insurance issues in the context of a corporate bankruptcy

Alan Parry and Anna Osterhout, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P.


Counselling clients in financial distress

Steve Silton, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP


Corporate governance

The hidden value of corporate governance

Howard Brod Brownstein, Brownstein Corp.


Reputational risks due to environmental performance of supply chains on the rise in China

Derek Langgons and Oliver Liu, Golder Associates Consulting


Governance without borders

Jim Bulling and Daniel Knight, Middletons


Corporate tax

CFC – proposals for full-scale reform

Pat Dugdale and Batanayi Katongera, Olswang LLP


The South African revenue authorities clamp down on rollover relief and debt push down structures

Emil Brincker, DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr


Intellectual property

Building fences to protect your turf: developing a global IP legal strategy

Andrew J. Sherman, Jones Day


Sea change for US patent litigation

R. David Donoghue, Holland & Knight LLP


1stWEST Financial Corporation

Baker and Partners

Brownstein Corp.

CSG Partners, LLC

DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Gilbert + Tobin

Golder Associates Consulting

GreatBanc Trust Company

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Jones Day

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Mayer Brown LLP


Niggli Rechtsanwalte

Nixon Peabody LLP

Olswang LLP

Pension Equity Advisors, LLC

Polsinelli Shughart

Silver Lake Partners.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P.

The ESOP Association

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