May 2010 Issue

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LBO debt: bracing for widespread defaults



Climate change: balancing corporate responsibilities



Private equity

THE PANELLISTS: Jennifer Bellah Maguire, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Dhaval Vussonji, Kanga & Company; Kate Downey, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP; Johan Terblanche, Loyens & Loeff; Timothy Hartnett, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; and Marta Viegas, TozziniFreire Advogados.



EMEA restructuring


Are banks building up a deadly portfolio of underperforming loans?

Simon Ling-Locke, Turnaround Management Association (TMA)


The Lehman insolvency and client assets

Richard Spiller, Peter Fidler and Melissa Oxnam, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge


Insolvency in 2010

Steven Law, Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)


Asset valuation – standing behind the numbers

David Hampson and Andrew Dunbar, GoIndustry DoveBid


New Austrian legislation supporting struggling companies

Markus Fellner, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners


Dual nature of insolvency in the UAE

Kaashif Basit  and Sharon Lakhan, JSA



mergers & acquisitions

Global M&A shows signs of a sustained recovery

Emerging countries back on M&A trail

M&A in the global renewable power market


private equity & venture capital

Private equity’s outperformance in both the recession and recovery

Venture capital key to EU’s growth strategy


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

The global banking recovery

US airlines braced for labour backlash

Tribune’s creditors battle as the company seeks to exit Chapter 11



Consolidation and expansion in the global oil and gas sector

Distressed M&A and restructuring in Latin America

Employment and labour concerns during bankruptcy and restructuring

Restructuring in Japan

Corporate restructuring in South-East Asia

Resolving problems in Dubai’s commercial property sector

Risk management in the financial services industry

Corporate liability under the UK Bribery Act

Tax developments in Australia

Healthcare litigation in the US



Insurance & risk management


From ERM to SRM

Bill Coffin, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)


Directors and officers insurance under the Companies Act of 2008

Wayne Venter, LindsayKeller


Credit check

Stephen Surgeoner, Clifford Chance


Surety bonds in a tightening credit market

Matthew J. Rosenberg, Rosenberg & Partner


Takaful overcomes challenges to reach true potential

Sohail Jaffer, FWU Group


Corporate governance

Corporate governance in America 2010 – report from the National Archives of Washington, DC

Alexandra R. Lajoux, National Association of Corporate Directors


Independent directors: dead, or alive?

Deborah Hicks Midanek, Solon Group, Inc.


US proxy advisers: paper tigers or 800 pound gorillas?

Teresa L. Johnson and Stacie S. Jeong, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin




Failure to follow US electronic discovery rules carefully may lead to heavy sanctions for parties and their lawyers

James Q. Walker and Shari A. Brandt, Richards, Kibbe & Orbe LLP


The necessity, selection and use of independent experts in litigation

Kenneth R. Lang chairs and Amy M. Decker, Hinkle Elkouri


Supreme Court’s ‘nerve centre’ test simplifies corporate citizenship for US federal court jurisdiction

Gilda R. Turitz, Sideman & Bancroft LLP


Ponzi schemes and the subsequent battle among victims

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


Litigation funding: an international phenomenon

Hugh McLernon, IMF (Australia) Ltd.


Limitation in Polish commercial proceedings – the risks for foreign entities

Dr Arkadiusz Radwan, Kubas Kos Gaertner


Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)

Clifford Chance

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

FWU Group

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

GoIndustry DoveBid

Hinkle Elkouri

Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin

IMF (Australia) Ltd.


Kanga & Company

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kubas Kos Gaertner


Loyens & Loeff

National Association of Corporate Directors

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

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Richards, Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)

Rosenberg & Partner

Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Solon Group, Inc.

TozziniFreire Advogados.

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

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