May 2012 Issue

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Third-party litigation funding



M&A in China

M&A in the renewable energy sector

Magic Johnson consortium to buy LA Dodgers for $2.3bn

Game Group secures extra life

Challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific insurance market



International arbitration

THE PANELLISTS: Juliette Luycks, Clifford Chance LLP; Richard Chalk, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Chris Colbridge, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP; Gregory A. Litt, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and Marco Tulio Venegas, Von Wobeser y Sierra.



Infrastructure and project finance


FORUM: Current trends in infrastructure projects around the world

THE PANELLISTS: Jenny Xiao Jing Liu, Deloitte; David Roseman, Macquarie; Joshua Nickerson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and Kevin Connor, Squire Sanders.


Renewed opportunities for infrastructure investment in the US

John Schmidt, Joseph Seliga and Jeromy Cannon, Mayer Brown


The implications of the new EU network unbundling rules for European energy infrastructure investors

Mark Jones and Joosje Hamilton, Norton Rose LLP


Trade and export finance in Russia – legal issues, developments and trends in structuring and taking security

Konstantin Garmonin and Stuart McIntyre, Baker Botts L.L.P


Chinese outbound M&A deals in the mining industry – project financing and infrastructure considerations

Jenny Xiao Jing Liu and Mun-Loong Lau, Deloitte


Overview of developments in India’s infrastructure sector – higher education

Munish Sharma, Dua Associates


Brazilian infrastructure financing: developments and incentives

Eduardo Soares, Christiano Chagas and Lea Yassuda, Soares Bumachar Chagas Barros Sociedade de Advogados



mergers & acquisitions

M&A in Q1 2012

UPS buys rival TNT for €5.2bn


private equity & venture capital  

Permira prepares £2.5bn Birds Eye Iglo sale

Vista buys software firm Misys for £1.27bn


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Premier Foods refinances debt

Yahoo to reduce workforce by 14 percent



Fraud & corruption

Prosecuting frauds in Australia

John Sutton and Richard Mayo, Armstrong Legal


The UK Bribery Act 2010

Lucy Frew, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP


Bankruptcy & restructuring

Certainty at last: TUPE does apply to Administrations

Liza Knight, Fladgate LLP


The potential of creditors compositions in Dutch insolvency proceedings

Berto Winters, Reinout Vriesendorp and Jeroen Vossenberg, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.



Mergers & acquisitions

Has mid-market M&A turned the corner?

Charles Simpson, Saffery Champness


Under the hammer – selling a company by auction

Mark Copping, Hamlins LLP


Taxation of shareholder debt in acquisition structures

Nikol Davies, Nick Hazell and Emma Danks, Taylor Wessing LLP


Private equity

The secret to entering the dragon

Gary J. Gao, Duan & Duan


Leveraged buyouts and liability of financiers

Robert van Moorsel and Youri Tonino, Van den Herik & Verhulst


Armstrong Legal

Baker Botts L.L.P

Clifford Chance LLP

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.


Dua Associates

Duan & Duan

Fladgate LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Hamlins LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Mayer Brown

Norton Rose LLP

Saffery Champness

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Soares Bumachar Chagas Barros Sociedade de Advogados

Squire Sanders

Taylor Wessing LLP

Van den Herik & Verhulst

Von Wobeser y Sierra

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