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Implications of FATCA for non-US financial institutions



Getty Images sells for $3.3bn

Testing times for Hewlett Packard

Santander to float Mexican unit in record IPO

AIG share sale nets US government $15bn profit on bailout

Mixed outlook for the global economy



US bankruptcy

THE MODERATOR: James Markus, American Bankruptcy Institute. THE PANELLISTS: Barry A. Chatz, Arnstein & Lehr LLP; James H.M. Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Van Durrer, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and Richard H. Golubow, Winthrop Couchot Professional Corporation.



Technology in business


FORUM: E-discovery challenges in corporate disputes and investigations

THE PANELLISTS: Neal Lawson, Intelligent Discovery Solutions Inc.; David L. Stanton, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; and Kambiz Larizadeh, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP.


Road hazards: recognising the risks of social media

Gadi Ben-Yehuda, IBM


Social media, due diligence and takeover transactions

Justin Hamill, Kelley Parker and Nick Ramphal, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


Cloud computing meets the USA Patriot Act – dark clouds ahead?

M. James Daley, Daley & Fey LLP



mergers & acquisitions

Scotiabank to buy ING’s Canadian arm for $3.1bn

Valeant to acquire Medicis Pharmaceuticals for $2.6bn


private equity & venture capital  

Carlyle to buy DuPont coatings business for $5.15bn

H&F sells Goodman Global for $3.8bn      


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Kodak to exit consumer camera sales business

Hanwha Chemical agrees deal to buy insolvent Q-Cells



Intellectual property

A shifting landscape in patent false marking: effects of recent legal changes

Ha Kung Wong, Vishal Gupta and Yuanheng ‘Sally’ Wang, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto


Acquiring IP: due diligence

Mike Connor and Aoife Elizabeth Butler, Alston & Bird LLP


Is a single Patents Court for Europe really what industry wants?

Alan Johnson, Bristows


Using patents to open innovation in the life sciences industry

Rebecca Baines, Rouse


Collective works in Spain

Laura Aliaga, BROSETA Abogados


Corporate fraud

Navigating corporate criminal and regulatory investigations: an overview of the terrain

Kathleen J. Harris, Arnold & Porter LLP


Brazil: the country of the present              

Leonardo Machado, Machado Meyer



Mergers & acquisitions

M&A midyear update – a look back and trends going forward

Brian Hoffmann, Joseph Cosentino and Margaret Welsh, Clifford Chance US LLP


Anti-corruption due diligence in M&A – the role of POCA

Mark Handley, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Are you doing enough due diligence to achieve a successful acquisition?

Graham Carr, James Cowper LLP


Finance & accounting

Accountancy – demonstrating public value is at the heart of rebuilding trust in the profession

Helen Brand, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


First ‘lien’ lenders and first ‘out’ lenders: the meaning of ‘unitranche’

Michael Barocas and David W. Morse, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.


Asian PPPs show promise

Julien Reidy, Hogan Lovells


Risk management

Exploring all available sources of insurance coverage

Walter J. Andrews, Syed S. Ahmad and Erika L. Smith, Hunton & Williams LLP


Pott-shots at senior bank management

Alan Ewins, Allen & Overy


Employment law

Preventing the post termination solicitation of clients and customers: context and conduct are key

Mike Tremeer, Fladgate LLP


Survival or demise of pension plans require new solutions now

John N. Vitucci, Pension Equity Advisors, LLC


Allen & Overy

Alston & Bird LLP

American Bankruptcy Institute

Arnold & Porter LLP

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


BROSETA Abogados

Clifford Chance US LLP

Daley & Fey LLP

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Fladgate LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Hogan Lovells

Hunton & Williams LLP


Intelligent Discovery Solutions Inc.

James Cowper LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Machado Meyer

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

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Pension Equity Advisors, LLC

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Winthrop Couchot Professional Corporation

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