September 2012 Issue

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Fraud and corporate wrongdoing in the healthcare sector



Private equity fundraising in H2 2012

Tribune Co. set to emerge from bankruptcy protection

Solyndra finally files plan to reorganise in Chapter 11

Cyber crime: a global threat

Apple vs. Samsung battle to come to head?



Corporate fraud

THE PANELLISTS: Jerry Oldham, 1stWEST Financial Corporation; Jay G. Martin, Baker Hughes; Jon Barclay, Bedell Cristin Guernsey Partnership; Zafar I. Anjum, Corporate Research and Investigations LLC; Benno Schwarz, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Sandy Boucher, Grant Thornton LLP; Afzaal Malik, Mari Gas Company Limited; and Klaus Moosmayer, Siemens AG.



Foreign investment


FORUM: Foreign investment in the natural resources sector

THE PANELLISTS: Steve Wardlaw, Baker Botts LLP; Chris Hersh, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Andrew Bell, Red Rock Resources PLC; and John-Mark Staude at Riverside Resources Inc.


Coming to America: major legal and practical issues for overseas entrepreneurs entering the US market

Jennifer Berrent and Richard Andersen, WilmerHale


Canadian foreign investment

Chris Hersh, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


Making sure your investment in the Dominican Republic is a breeze

Katherine Rosa R. and Yulia B. Felender, Jiménez Cruz Peña


Turkey’s first steps to a nuclear power plant

Serra Basoglu Gürkaynak, Ozan Karaduman and Sergey Kolomoyet, Mehmet Gün & Partners


Weighing the opportunities and risks of project financing in Iraq

Michael Diaz, Jr., Halim M. Gebeili and Arti Sangar, Diaz Reus & Targ, LLP


Developments in sub-Saharan Africa private equity funds

Hugh Naylor, Trinity International LLP


Q&A: Valuation of intangible assets and valuation issues in the current market

THE PANELLISTS: Jason Frank, Hilco Enterprise Valuation Services; and Gabe Fried, Hilco Streambank.



mergers & acquisitions

Hong Kong buys London Metal Exchange for £1.4bn

Peet’s Coffee sold to Benckiser for nearly $1bn


private equity & venture capital  

TPG buying Par Pharmaceutical for about $1.9bn

Permira exits NDS in $5bn deal


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Spyker hits GM with $3bn lawsuit over Saab

Co-operative bank buys 632 Lloyds branches for £750m



Banking & finance

The Libor scandal: rogue traders or business as usual in The City?

Matthew Frankland and Nimisha Agarwal, Byrne and Partners LLP


The Libor scandal – a drama worth watching

Charles Whiddington and Guy Usher, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP


Corporate governance

Investment funds still complacent about governance

Jeremy Isaacs, Dual Corporate Risks


Anti-corruption: Canada gets serious

Michael Osborne, Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP


Litigation & dispute resolution    

US say-on-pay results and litigation trends

Charles W. Pautsch, Arnstein & Lehr LLP


Litigation finance and litigation structured settlements: elusive alpha for alternative investment managers

Steven Huttler, Sadis and Goldberg


Spain: a fertile breeding ground for third-party funding

Victor Bonnin, J&A Garrigues


Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Baker Hughes

Bedell Cristin Guernsey Partnership

Byrne and Partners LLP

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Corporate Research and Investigations LLC

Diaz Reus & Targ, LLP

Dual Corporate Risks

Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Grant Thornton LLP

Hilco Enterprise Valuation Services

Hilco Streambank

J&A Garrigues

Jiménez Cruz Peña

Mari Gas Company Limited

Mehmet Gün & Partners

Red Rock Resources PLC

Riverside Resources Inc.

Sadis and Goldberg

Siemens AG

Trinity International LLP


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