October 2010 Issue

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M&A in the energy and power sector



The demand for data storage



US bankruptcy

THE PANELLISTS: James H.M. Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Barry A. Chatz, Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Neal L. Wolf, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP; Aaron L. Hammer, Freeborn & Peters LLP; Jonathan A. Carson, Kurtzman Carson Consultants; William Q. Derrough, Moelis & Company; Ken Zimans, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Adam Strochak, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; and Richard H. Golubow, Winthrop Couchot Professional Corporation.



Analysing the Dodd-Frank Act


Overview of the intended aims of the Dodd-Frank Act

Michael D. Dorum, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Select provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act affecting Banks

James J. Barresi and Aaron A. Seamon, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.


Dodd-Frank and the capital markets

Anna T. Pinedo and James R. Tanenbaum, Morrison & Foerster


Provisions of Dodd-Frank affecting fund management

Donald V. Moorehead, Larry Makel and Courtney C. Nowell, Patton Boggs LLP


The Dodd-Frank Act: corporate governance and executive compensation

David B. Miller, Amy C. Seidel and Michael A. Stanchfield, Faegre & Benson



Managing risk & compliance     


The little big world of risk management

Mary Roth, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.


Analytics: the cognitive process of effective supply chain risk management

Gary S. Lynch, Marsh Risk Consulting


Corporate responsibility as legal risk management

Michael Torrance, Ogilvy Renault LLP


Update on the Bribery Act 2010

Andrew Webster, Navigant Consulting


Managing corporate risk appetite: directors must lead the way

Peter R. Gleason, National Association of Corporate Directors


The financial risk in a borrower’s capital structure

Juanita Schwartzkopf, Focus Management Group



mergers & acquisitions

Fertiliser giant welcomes interest as BHP towers

Oligarchs push for control as commodities rebound


private equity & venture capital

Blackstone to help power India

European buyout market set for a return of sorts


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Dubai World relies on asset sales to ease debt burden

Trouble for Irish banks



Intellectual property

US Supreme Court confirms patentability of business methods but sets stage for continued uncertainty

John D. Carlin and Lori A. Wolfe, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto


Federal Circuit addresses inequitable conduct standard

Kevin E. Noonan, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP


Resolving intellectual property disputes in the United States

Stuart C. Clark, Carr & Ferrell LLP


Banking & finance

Basel II, III and Capital Requirements Directives

Andreas Fillmann, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.


Germany marches forward on financial regulation

Jan D. Bayer, Bingham McCutchen


Buyers ready to purchase loans from European banks

Gifford West, DebtX


Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Bingham McCutchen

Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP

Carr & Ferrell LLP


Faegre & Benson

Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

Focus Management Group

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Marsh Risk Consulting

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Moelis & Company

Morrison & Foerster

National Association of Corporate Directors

Navigant Consulting

Ogilvy Renault LLP

Patton Boggs LLP

Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.

Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Winthrop Couchot Professional Corporation

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