May 2011 Issue

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Distressed asset sales out of bankruptcy



UK Takeover Panel proposes strict merger rules

Proposed reforms of the UK banking sector

Debt crisis continues to plague Eurozone

Anatomy of a financial collapse: the US Senate investigation



The US Dodd-Frank Act

THE PANELLISTS: Allen B. Roberts, Epstein Becker & Green P.C.; Anna T. Pinedo, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Timothy W. Mungovan, Nixon Peabody; Don Moorehead, Patton Boggs LLP; and Heath P. Tarbert, Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP.



Commercial litigation and arbitration


Arbitration in complex financial instruments and guarantees in Brazil

Rogério Carmona Bianco, Alexandre Domingues Serafim and Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo


Disputes with Chinese entities: how to win and enforce

Paul Starr and Nicolas Groffman, Mallesons Stephen Jaques


Independence and impartiality of arbitrators

Tim Portwood, Bredin Prat


Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996: proposed reforms

Kumkum Sen, Bharucha & Partners


International arbitration of commercial disputes involving parties from Saudi Arabia and the GCC

Dale E. Stephenson, Carol M. Welu and Paul Oxnard, Squire Sanders


Dispute resolution with the end objective in mind

Hossein Hamedani, Will Davies and Colin Johnson, Grant Thornton UK LLP


The changing role of experts in the current litigation environment

Dr Steven Schwartz, NERA Economic Consulting


The validity of ‘class action arbitration’ waivers in consumer cases

Timothy G. Nelson, Skadden, Arps



mergers & acquisitions

AT&T and T-Mobile in $39bn deal

Vimpelcom wins $6bn takeover battle for Sawiris’ assets


private equity & venture capital 

Strong appetite for cleantech investment

Phones4u sold in £700m deal


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Japan Airlines emerges from bankruptcy

Blockbuster goes up for sale



Managing tax disputes

European tax disputes environment – an increasing cost to businesses

Richard Fletcher, Baker & McKenzie


Transfer pricing tax disputes in Africa

Natasha Vaidan, Michael Fortmann and Michiel Els, KPMG


Transfer pricing litigation in India

Rahul K Mitra and Kunj Vaidya, PricewaterhouseCoopers, India


Private equity

Emerging trends in private equity transactions

Emma Danks, Nick Hazell and Kate Singer, Taylor Wessing


Private equity firms: reassessing bribery and corruption risks

Judith Korchin, Dana Choi and Sonya Strnad, Holland & Knight



Executive compensation and excessive risk taking at financial institutions

Aubrey Bout, Ira T. Kay and Brian J. Lane, Pay Governance LLC


US regulation of private share trading: Facebook revolution?

Philip C. Berg, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen


NY appellate court allows pre-award attachment in aid of foreign arbitration

Allan I. Young, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.


Cayman’s role in the global cat bond sector

Paul Scrivener, Solomon Harris


Next generation LTE mobile frequencies in Italy

Fabrizio Cugia di Sant’Orsola and Silvia Giampaolo, Cugia Cuomo & Associati


Baker & McKenzie

Bharucha & Partners

Bredin Prat

Cugia Cuomo & Associati

Epstein Becker & Green P.C.

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Holland & Knight


Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo

Mallesons Stephen Jaques

Morrison & Foerster LLP

NERA Economic Consulting

Nixon Peabody

Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen

Patton Boggs LLP

Pay Governance LLC

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, India

Skadden, Arps

Solomon Harris

Squire Sanders

Taylor Wessing

Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP

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