April 2012 Issue

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Bribery and corruption issues for private equity



Reflections on technology M&A in 2011

Tepco closer to nationalisation with $13bn bailout

Washington Mutual bankruptcy plan approved

The future of the European Union



Private equity

THE PANELLISTS: Mike Hinchliffe, Addleshaw Goddard LLP; Jeffrey D. Cowhey, Ambridge Partners LLC; Himanshu Narayan, Dua Associates; Kirk A. Radke, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP; Yves Courtois, KPMG Luxembourg - Corporate Finance; Gregg S. Buksbaum, Patton Boggs LLP; and Caroline Williams, Walkers Global.



Intellectual property


FORUM: Critical intellectual property issues facing today’s multinational corporations

THE PANELLISTS: Lorna Brazell, Bird & Bird; Arty Rajendra, Rouse; and Nicola Baker-Munton, Stratagem Intellectual Property Management.


Pay-for-delay – payment settlements in paragraph IV Hatch-Waxman disputes

Lisa B. Pensabene and Lisa Butler, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


Staving off patent trolls: eight steps to protect your company before and after suit

R. David Donoghue, Holland & Knight


Improved access to justice for trade mark owners in Canada

Natalie Rizkalla-Kamel, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP


Monetising a patent portfolio

Sally Shorthose and Emily Peters, Bird & Bird


IP due diligence when IP assets are offered as security for a debt

Bill Molloy, Melanie Eggers and Tanvi Shah, Fasken Martineau LLP


Abandon ship! The UK a step closer to blocking The Pirate Bay

Scott Singer and Darren Meale, SNR Denton


India issues first ever compulsory licence

Rajeshwari Hariharan, Rajeshwari & Associates



mergers & acquisitions

Capital One completes ING Direct acquisition

Kellogg’s to buy Pringles for $2.7bn


private equity & venture capital  

Apollo secures El Paso units in $7.15bn deal

Carlyle sells Talaris for $1bn


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Elpida Memory files for bankruptcy protection

Lloyds and RBS losses mount



Bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Foreign companies predicted to expand their use of Chapter 11

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


Impact of German ESUG on distressed M&A transactions

Dr Martin Ströhmann, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Reform of the Spanish Insolvency Act

Michael Fries and Janis Amort, Monereo Meyer Marinel-lo Abogados


Corporate governance

Whistle while you work

Mark Mansell and Sheila Fahy, Allen & Overy LLP


US securities litigation remains a threat for non-US issuers: SEC awards encourage whistleblowers

Stanley D. Bernstein, Rebecca M. Katz and James M. Weir, Bernstein Liebhard LLP



Buying a US business with a labour contract: opportunities for the wise and traps for the unwary

Charles W. Pautsch, Arnstein & Lehr LLP


Accessing the capital markets within infrastructure financing

Darryl Murphy, KPMG


The LIBOR effect

Stuart Hills, Fasken Martineau LLP


Dim sum bonds – what is the latest on the menu?

John Moore and Melody He-Chen, Morrison & Foerster LLP


Australia’s Clean Energy Futures package

Amanda Seaton, Johnson Winter & Slattery


The Russian insurance market and the World Trade Organisation: first impressions

Leonid Zubarev, CMS


Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Ambridge Partners LLC

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bird & Bird


Dua Associates

Fasken Martineau LLP

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Holland & Knight

Johnson Winter & Slattery

Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Monereo Meyer Marinel-lo Abogados

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Patton Boggs LLP

Rajeshwari & Associates


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SNR Denton

Stratagem Intellectual Property Management

Walkers Global

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