November 2010 Issue

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Objectives of the Dodd-Frank Act



Global M&A through Q3 2010



Mitigating corporate fraud

THE PANELLISTS: Jerry Oldham, 1stWEST Financial Corporation; Robert Harvey, Addleshaw Goddard LLP; Jan Lawrence Handzlik, Greenberg Traurig LLP; Neal Lawson, Intelligent Discovery Solutions, Inc.; Rupert Utley, LECG; David Gannaway, Marks Paneth & Shron LLP; and Andreas Frohner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.



Investment funds


A brave (but scary) new world: why private equity is not exempt from US and UK anti-corruption laws

Carol M. Welu and Yevgenya Muchnik, Squire Sanders


A brief regulatory update for European fund managers and advisers (Dodd-Frank and the AIFM Directive)

Johan Terblanche, Loyens & Loeff


The legal and regulatory outlook for UCITS funds in Hong Kong

Rory Gallaher, Deacons


The Dodd-Frank Act and its effect on non-US based investment advisers

Marie T. DeFalco, Lowenstein Sandler PC


Reemergence in 2010 of the private equity fund secondary market

Michael D. Belsley, Kirkland & Ellis LLP



mergers & acquisitions

M&A steamrolls in Brazil

2010 – the year of Google’s spending spree


private equity & venture capital

LP appetite 2011

PE firms gain appetite for fast food chains


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Another round of financial woes for US publishers

The rise and demise of American Apparel 



Bankruptcy litigation

The evolving role of the court-appointed expert witness in the United States bankruptcy courts

Van C. Durrer, II, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Friendly foreclosures: free and clear or clearly full of successor liability?

Daniel F. Fiorillo and James M. Cretella, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.


Cross-border restructuring, 2010

Dr Christoph v.  Wilcken, Schultze & Braun


Bankruptcy litigation in Germany reaches a new peak

Dr Thomas Hoffmann, Dr Stefan Blum and Katja Schmid, Noerr LLP


The influence of the declaration of bankruptcy on court proceedings

Rafał Kos, Kubas Kos Gaertner


Financial restructuring: have the calls for a European Chapter 11 died forever?

Kon Asimacopoulos and Partha Kar, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Intellectual property litigation

Calling infringers to account

Daniel Ryan and Andrew Wynn, LECG


Strategic use of trade-marks in the pharma world

Marie Lafleur and Julie Desrosiers, Fasken Martineau


Recent legislation impacts development of biologics

Ha Kung Wong and Vishal C. Gupta, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto



Effective due diligence for mergers, acquisitions and financial transactions in the food, beverage and dietary supplement industry: avoiding recalls, claims and class actions

Joel B. Rothman and Erik L. Kantz, Arnstein & Lehr LLP


How to succeed at technology M&A

James Trevis and Jon Gill, Eversheds LLP


What’s inside the real estate lender’s toolbox – receivership

Maggie Smith, GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC


Germany marches towards financial regulation - securities regulation

Jan D Bayer, Bingham McCutchen LLP


Stopping short?

Andrew Croxford, Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP


Protecting the innocent

Julian Elms, Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Limited


Draft guidance on the UK’s Bribery Act 2010 offers insight into compliance concerns

Jonathan P. Armstrong, Duane Morris LLP


Congressional investigations: navigating the storm

Mark Paoletta and Andrew Snowdon, Dickstein Shapiro LLP


1stWEST Financial Corporation

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Bingham McCutchen LLP

Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Limited


Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Eversheds LLP

Fasken Martineau

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Intelligent Discovery Solutions, Inc.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kubas Kos Gaertner


Lowenstein Sandler PC

Loyens & Loeff

Marks Paneth & Shron LLP

Noerr LLP

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

Schultze & Braun

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Squire Sanders

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