March 2011 Issue

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Understanding ESOPs



BP-Rosneft’s plans on ice

PE fundraising to recover in 2011?



Corporate governance

THE PANELLISTS: Alexandra R. Lajoux, NACD; Timothy Copnell, KPMG LLP; Thomas Ball, Morrow & Co., LLC; Lucinda McConathy, Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP; Deborah Hicks Midanek (Bailey), Solon Group Inc.; Holly J. Gregory, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.



Distressed M&A and investing


Restructuring – a select European overview

Simon Davies, The Blackstone Group


How will changes to the German Insolvency Code impact distressed M&A and investment opportunities?

Dr Derik Evertz, Thomas Steinberger and Dr Frank Girotto, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft


Proposed changes to German insolvency law and their impact on distressed M&A deals

Dr Christoph Schotte and Isabel Schneider, Noerr LLP


Buying distressed assets out of German insolvency proceedings

Daniel F. Fritz and Ottmar Hermann, HERMANN Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater


Profitable opportunities in distressed M&A will increase for the prepared

William J. Hass and Shep Pryor, Turnaround Management Association


Markets party like it’s… 2007?

James H.M. Sprayregen, P.C. and David A. Agay, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


The expanding role of section 363 sales in distressed transactions

John (Jack) Wm. Butler and Van C. Durrer II, Jr. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Options for selling distressed assets

James J. Barresi, Stephen D. Lerner and Andrew M. Simon, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.


High noon: secured lenders duel in the bankruptcy sale process

David W. Morse, Richard L. Stehl and Daniel F. Fiorillo, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.


Valuation in the due diligence process

Jason R. Frank, Hilco Enterprise Valuations Services, LLC



Shariah-compliant finance and investment


International accounting standards for Islamic finance

Dr Mohamad Nedal Alchaar, Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)


Restructuring Islamic finance arrangements

Jay Baker, John Vogel and Joel Bannister, Patton Boggs LLP


The risk and governance equation in Islamic financial institutions

Anita Menon, Eckart Koerner and Maas Riyaz Malik, KPMG


Bancatakaful: realignment of the business model, post global crisis

Sohail Jaffer, FWU Group



mergers & acquisitions

Ranjit Boparan trumps Greencore in Northern Foods deal?

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal to create No.2 steel maker


private equity & venture capital 

Priory Group sold to Advent International in $1.5bn deal

PE firms circle food sector deals


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Innkeepers prepares auction to aid bankruptcy exit

HMV faces the music as closures announced



Product liability risk

Ethical considerations in aggregate settlements

Mark S. Cheffo, Katherine Arthur and Brittain Sexton, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


The auto manufacturer’s impending nightmare in the PRC market

Terence Lee, Karrie Cheung and Janice Chew, Smith & Partners


Product liability law in Australia – a new national regime

Annette Hughes, Ric Morgan and Claire Nicholson, Allens Arthur Robinson


Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

Allens Arthur Robinson

FWU Group

HERMANN Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater

Hilco Enterprise Valuations Services, LLC

Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Morrow & Co., LLC


Noerr LLP

Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.

Patton Boggs LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Smith & Partners

Solon Group Inc.

Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

The Blackstone Group

Turnaround Management Association

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

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