April 2011 Issue

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Transfer pricing disputes



Another round of bourse consolidation

LVMH acquisition boosts luxury goods sector

Revival of high yield bond market leads to increase in debt for PE deals



Private equity

THE PANELLISTS: Jason (Jake) Bullen, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Himanshu Narayan, Dua Associates; Johan Terblanche, Loyens & Loeff; Edwin Charnaud, Marsh Ltd; Timothy Hartnett, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Lawrence E. Penn III, The Camelot Group; and Rolf Lindsay, Walkers.



Foreign investment


Emerging markets private equity comes of age

Sarah E. Alexander, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)


Foreign exchange regulation in Brazil and the prohibition of private offsetting of credits

Bruno Robert and Fabio Weinberg Crocco, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo


Foreign Investment in India

Manjula Chawla, Abhishek Bhalla and Ritika Ganju, Phoenix Legal


Small funding is big business – a brief note on microfinance in India

Kartik Ganapathy, IndusLaw


Polish provisions on company mergers

Dominik Gałkowski, Kubas Kos Gaertner (KKG)


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – open for business

Kevin Connor, Squire Sanders


Venezuela: main challenges faced by foreign investors

Hernando Diaz-Candia, WDA legal, S.C.



mergers & acquisitions

Prospects for European financial services M&A 2011

Air Products ends year-long fight for Airgas


private equity & venture capital 

PE backed companies go public

Hefner completes $207m Playboy buyout


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Borders files for Chapter 11

Faltering Warner Music goes up for sale



Inside the infrastructure sector

Government appetite for infrastructure procurement

Geoff Haley, International Project Finance Association (IPFA)


The impact of the current budget debate on US infrastructure

Keith R. Styles and Jon S. Bouker, Arent Fox LLP


Construction insurance: protecting investments into Asia from potential legal liabilities

Mark Bonnar, Chartis Asia Pacific


Investing in Ukraine’s infrastructure: progress history, new PPP legislation and development trends

Svitlana Kheda, Sayenko Kharenko



Intellectual property

IP monetisation due diligence: the duration of exclusivity

Smith Lundy and Stephen K. Sullivan, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


Realising value in IP rich businesses

Toby Crick and Adrian Sim, Bristows


Data exclusivity: the latest from India

Rajeshwari H., Rajeshwari & Associates



Enforceability of shareholders agreements in India

Sakate Khaitan, ALMT Legal


Alternative investment funds and the BVI: smooth sailing into AIFMD waters

Michael J. Burns, Christian Victory and James McConvill, Appleby


IRS and offshore accounts

Robert E. McKenzie, Arnstein & Lehr LLP


Recommended FCPA anticorruption merger and acquisition due diligence

Sharie A. Brown, DLA Piper LLP


ALMT Legal


Arent Fox LLP

Arnstein & Lehr LLP


Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Chartis Asia Pacific


Dua Associates

Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


International Project Finance Association (IPFA)

Kubas Kos Gaertner (KKG)

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo

Loyens & Loeff

Marsh Ltd

Phoenix Legal

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Rajeshwari & Associates

Sayenko Kharenko

Squire Sanders

The Camelot Group


WDA legal, S.C.

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