October 2011 Issue

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Private equity in Latin America



Beer deals abound but beware risks

Scrutiny rises on $29bn Express Scripts-Medco merger

IT strategy shift spurs software deals

End of the road for Saab?



US bankruptcy

MODERATOR: Geoffrey L. Berman, American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). THE PANELLISTS: Barry A. Chatz, Arnstein & Lehr LLP; Lawrence R. Perkins, Conway MacKenzie, Inc.; James H.M. Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Jonathan A. Carson, Kurtzman Carson Consultants; Christopher A. Ward, Polsinelli Shughart; and Jay Goffman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.



Managing risk


FORUM: Enterprise risk management (ERM) in today’s challenging market

THE PANELLISTS: Peter Beardshaw, Accenture; Craig Wright, BDO; and Holly J. Gregory, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.


Are you ready? – five steps to manage organisational risks

Scott B. Clark, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.


Risk oversight: of ‘rogues’, reporting systems, and reasonable doubt

Alexandra R. Lajoux, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)


Managing anti-corruption risk in mergers and acquisitions

Richard N. Dean, Baker & McKenzie LLP


Fish cannot see water: why companies fail

Deborah Hicks Midanek, Solon Group, Inc.


Top 10 risks to global business


From reactive to proactive


The current state of enterprise risk oversight


Managing risk in a changing business and technology environment


Addressing the systemic part of liquidity risk




mergers & acquisitions

Tech M&A value nearly doubles in Q2 2011

UK outbound M&A falls by half in second quarter


private equity & venture capital 

Apax moves closer to Kinetic Concepts deal

CVC takes controlling stake in Virgin Active


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Another wave of restructuring for the airline sector

Innkeepers sue Cerberus and Chatham over hotel deal



Intellectual property

IP monetisation due diligence: the duration of exclusivity II

Lawrence S. Perry and Stephen K. Sullivan, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


Freedom-to-operate: analysis and application

Barry Franks, Brann AB


Mobile warfare

Gwilym Roberts, Kilburn & Strode LLP


South Africa – Supreme Court of Appeal realigns the plough on questions of obviousness

Nico Vermaak and Muhammed Vally, DM Kisch Inc.



Dispute resolution

Investor-state arbitration: effective means to resolve disputes between foreign investors and sovereign states

Mark N. Bravin, Ricardo Ugarte and Tomás Leonard, Winston & Strawn LLP


Consumer class actions for deceptive food, beverage and nutrition claims: is a sea change upon us?

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


Arbitration of disputes in or involving China

Brenda Horrigan, Salans LLP


Corporate tax

CFC reform – are we there yet?

Pat Dugdale and Batanayi Katongera, Olswang LLP


Amendments to the Mexican maquila decree

Iván Díaz Barreiro, OSY Ortiz, Sosa, Ysusi y Cía



Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Brann AB

Conway MacKenzie, Inc.

DM Kisch Inc.

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Kilburn & Strode LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kurtzman Carson Consultants

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

Olswang LLP

OSY Ortiz, Sosa, Ysusi y Cía

Polsinelli Shughart

Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.

Salans LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Solon Group, Inc.

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

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