February 2011 Issue

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Prospects for M&A in the BRIC countries



M&A plans for European companies in 2011

Add as friend: Facebook and Goldman Sachs



International financial reporting standards

THE PANELLISTS: Joel Osnoss, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Sai Venkateshwaran, Grant Thornton; Keith C. Peterka, Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.; and Barry Jay Epstein, Russell Novak & Company LLP.



Fraud and regulatory enforcement


The impact of increased international cooperation and coordination to fight corruption on multinational companies

Andreas Frohner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Independent evaluation of transactions: the ultimate test of an anti-corruption program

Glenn Pomerantz, Martina Rozumberkova and Andrew Maclay, BDO


Financial statement fraud – the numbers game

Mark Chadwick and Catherine Williams, FTI Consulting, Inc.


The Bribery Act 2010: how will it affect your business?

Elizabeth Robertson, Elinor Lloyd and David Savell, Addleshaw Goddard


Fraud and the regulatory environment

Jerry Oldham, 1stWEST Financial Corporation


Credit for self-disclosure and cooperation in corporate criminal FCPA cases

John S. (Jay) Darden, Patton Boggs LLP



mergers & acquisitions

Icahn wins battle for Dynegy?

Sanofi-Aventis’s hostile bid for Genzyme continues


private equity & venture capital  

UK private equity M&A almost quadruples in 2010

Lone Star in $4.2bn KEB exit


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

US banks increasing distressed asset sales

AbitibiBowater emerges from bankruptcy



Bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Chapter 15 – it’s time to define COMI

Joanne Collett, Appleby


Germany plans to strengthen creditor control and company restructurings in insolvency

Sacha Lürken and Dr Leo Plank, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Legal risks for managers carrying out a corporate restructuring process 

Wojciech Wandzel, Kubas Kos Gaertner



Sector analysis

The National Infrastructure Plan – funding risks for the private sector

Michael Kenyon, Navigant Consulting, Inc.


2011 technology law update for the financial services sector

Brett Farrell, Barlow Robbins LLP


More than hydrocarbons: metals and mining in the Gulf

Chris Langdon and Sumit Soni, Latham & Watkins LLP



A larger idea of business continuity planning for acquisitions

Pascal Meyer, Golder Associates


Corporate governance in ESOP companies

Tim Jochim, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter


Offshore legal issues surrounding the fund redemption process

Matthew Richardson, Zolfo Cooper BVI


New US regulation of non-US private fund managers: some good news and some bad news

Margaret R.A. Paradisa, Baker & McKenzie LLP


Private stock exchanges go under the microscope

Lance Jon Kimmel, SEC Law Firm


The changing litigation landscape for directors and officers in the United States

William Fahey, Zurich North America


Is VAT on its way to become a primary business driver?

Christian Deglas, Deloitte


Is investment in intellectual property worthwhile?

Chris Benson and Martyn Fish, Harrison Goddard Foote


Transparency vs. confidentiality in international arbitration

Hernando Diaz-Candia, Squire Sanders & Dempsey


1stWEST Financial Corporation

Addleshaw Goddard


Baker & McKenzie LLP

Barlow Robbins LLP



FTI Consulting, Inc.

Golder Associates

Grant Thornton

Harrison Goddard Foote

Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kubas Kos Gaertner

Latham & Watkins LLP

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Patton Boggs LLP

Russell Novak & Company LLP

SEC Law Firm

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Squire Sanders & Dempsey

Zolfo Cooper BVI

Zurich North America

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