June 2012 Issue
Financier Worldwide Magazine
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Information technology risk management
Challenges and opportunities in financial services M&A
Maintaining M&A momentum in the chemicals sector
Sovereign wealth fund investment in private equity
Facebook IPO disappoints
THE PANELLISTS: Richard Fletcher, Baker & McKenzie; Lorne H. Saltman, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Marshall K Hollis, CBIZ MHM LLC; Sherif T. Assef, Ceteris US LLC; Les Secular, True Partners Consulting (UK) LLP; and Nathaniel Carden, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Mergers & acquisitions
FORUM: Structuring and closing successful deals in 2012
THE PANELLISTS: Jeremy Furniss, Livingstone Partners LLP; Ann-Marie McGaughey, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Steven J. Daniels, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and Pamela Hendrickson, The Riverside Company.
M&A insurance enters the mainstream
Mary Duffy, Chartis
Managing third-party risk: a high priority for successful acquisitions
Rick Warren, Crowe Horwath LLP
Joint ventures in emerging markets: the keys to success
Brian Hoffmann, Joseph Cosentino and Wenting Yu, Clifford Chance US LLP
Taking the stress out of distressed M&A
Philip C. Berg and Robert J. Gonnello, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.
Debt-to-equity swaps under German insolvency law
Dr Jan Wildberger and Katharina Reuther, P+P Pöllath + Partners
mergers & acquisitions
Nestlé to buy Pfizer’s baby food business for $11.9bn
Facebook to buy Instagram for $1bn
private equity & venture capital
Molson Coors buys StarBev for $2.65bn
Audi to buy Ducati for $1.1bn
bankruptcy & corporate restructuring
Solar Trust of America files bankruptcy
LightSquared files for bankruptcy protection
Finance & investment
Making a case for European venture capital as an asset class
Charles Fletcher, Taylor Wessing
The elephant in the crowdfunding room
Michael A. Dinan, Dinan & Company
Whistling past the graveyard
James G. Gereghty, Jr., Siguler Guff & Company, L.P.
Post Weavering: getting the most out of D&O insurance cover for fund directors
Will Harrison, DLA Piper Hong Kong
A crisis of conscience
Kelly L. Frey, Dickinson Wright PLLC.
Sector analysis: energy
Shale development provides new testing grounds for dispute resolution
Bill Church and Scott Deatherage, Patton Boggs LLP
The US natural gas glut uncertainty
Amy S. Koch and Dwight Howes, Reed Smith LLP
Litigation & dispute resolution
Unlevelling the playing field for US interests doing business abroad
William N. Howard, Freeborn & Peters LLP
Arbitration – the preferred choice for international dispute resolution
Dr Andreas Respondek, Respondek & Fan Pte Ltd.
Non-patent exclusivities in the life-cycle management of pharmaceuticals in Canada
Serge Lapointe and Julie-Anne Archambault, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Patent reexamination under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Abe Hershkovitz, Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
Baker & McKenzie
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
CBIZ MHM LLC
Ceteris US LLC
Clifford Chance US LLP
Crowe Horwath LLP
Dickinson Wright PLLC.
Dinan & Company
DLA Piper Hong Kong
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Freeborn & Peters LLP
Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
Livingstone Partners LLP
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.
P+P Pöllath + Partners
Patton Boggs LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Respondek & Fan Pte Ltd.
Siguler Guff & Company, L.P.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
The Riverside Company
True Partners Consulting (UK) LLP