July 2012 Issue

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Tax regulation and enforcement



Alibaba buys back half of Yahoo’s 40 percent stake for $7.1bn

Private equity creates value in Europe

Saab set to re-emerge as electric car maker



Bankruptcy litigation

THE PANELLISTS: James H.M. Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; James T. Markus, Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC; James S. Feltman, Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC; Van C. Durrer II, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; AND Adam Strochak, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.



International arbitration


FORUM: Recent trends in international arbitration

THE PANELLISTS: Karen Denise Akinci, Akinci Law Office; Elie Kleiman, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Chris Knutson, Marsh Risk Consulting; and Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.


The evolving role of the expert witness

Chris Knutson, Marsh Risk Consulting


Third party capital funding of private international arbitration claims: an awakening and a future

Selvyn Seidel, Fulbrook Management LLC


International arbitration: a PRIME choice?

Ank Santens and Trina Ng, White & Case LLP


The fish is off the menu: limiting the scope of judicial review of arbitral awards in the United States

Gregory A. Litt and Colm P. McInerney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Arbitration: the only non-court option in Turkey

Dr Karen Denise Akinci, Akinci Law Office


Drafting an effective arbitration clause

Joseph Tirado, Sherina Petit and Michelle Keen, Norton Rose LLP



mergers & acquisitions

Google completes purchase of Motorola Mobility

SAP to buy Ariba for $4.3bn


private equity & venture capital  

CVC sells part of its Formula One stake for $1.6bn

Apax and JMI pair up for $1bn Paradigm deal


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Qantas to separate international business in turnaround plan

HP to cut 27,000 jobs



Intellectual property

New uncertainty in subject matter eligibility for biopharma products

Stephen K. Sullivan and Lisa Barons Pensabene, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


Know where you are going before you define who you are

Philippe Bennett and Aoife Elizabeth Butler, Alston & Bird LLP


Changing times: branded pharma companies embrace generics

Krista M. Carter, Dickstein Shapiro


Using IP to reduce your tax bill

Ed Round, Marks & Clerk


Protecting confidential information and intellectual property rights in Japan – how to avoid a rookie mistake

Stephen D. Bohrer and Daisuke Morimoto, Nishimura & Asahi


Finance & investment

UK REITs – an overview

Clive Garston, DAC Beachcroft LLP


Credit risk of posting collateral for swaps and OTC derivatives with clearers

Peter Englund, Olswang LLP


The Indian insurance industry: poised for change?

Neeraj Tuli and Celia Jenkins, Tuli & Co.


Financial regulation: tsunami of change

Martin Cowan, Helen Brooks and Mark Bryant, The Berkeley Partnership



Mergers & acquisitions

In M&A due diligence, don’t overlook the target’s supply chain risk

Jill Dalton, Dempsey Partners, LLC


The key to managing staff representatives’ consultations in M&A transactions in France

Viviane Stulz and Philippe Chapuis, Actance


Risk management

Social media in securities and financial litigation: the collision course of personal and professional communications

Neal Lawson and Julian Ackert, Intelligent Discovery Solutions


Outsourcing and risk – increase, decrease or zero sum?

Andrew Giverin,


The Dodd-Frank bounty provisions and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: a new frontier

Christopher P. Robertson and Erik Weibust, Seyfarth Shaw



Akinci Law Office

Alston & Bird LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

Dempsey Partners, LLC

Dickstein Shapiro

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Fulbrook Management LLC

Intelligent Discovery Solutions

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Marks & Clerk

Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC

Marsh Risk Consulting

Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC

Nishimura & Asahi

Norton Rose LLP

Olswang LLP

Seyfarth Shaw

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The Berkeley Partnership

Tuli & Co.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

White & Case LLP

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