September 2010 Issue

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America’s failed banks - and what lies ahead



Tested but not tried, Europe’s banks deemed to be safe



Risks facing directors and officers

THE PANELLISTS: Jan Bouwman, Bell Dewar; Géraud Verhille, Chartis Europe SA; Jay B. Kasner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Deborah Hicks Midanek, Solon Group, Inc.; and Holly J. Gregory, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.



Biotech & pharma sector


Drug regulations in Canada – an overview of some current changes and general trends

Mathieu Gagné, Fasken Martineau


Patenting genetic inventions in India

V. Lakshmikumaran, R. Parthasarathy and Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan


A patently commercially attractive jurisdiction – but ensure that your claims are all valid

Nico Vermaak and Muhammed Vally, DM Kisch Inc


Medical diagnostic claims in light of Bilski v. Kappos

Kevin E. Noonan, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP


Bioscience has thrived, even in the midst of economic downturn

Jim Greenwood, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)



mergers & acquisitions

Loss of confidence delays M&A market recovery

Sanofi busy with purchases and alliances


private equity & venture capital

PE-backed buyouts strongest since credit crunch

‘Pay-to-play’ rule is welcome news for PE firms


bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Recession lingers amid UK recovery

Third bankruptcy exit for  Trump casino



Chapter 15 bankruptcies

Investment in nuclear energy

Effective board oversight of safety and risk management in the energy and utilities sector

Resolving disputes in the construction sector



Capital markets

The sovereign debt crisis in Europe

Paul Richards, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)


Impact of Dodd-Frank on derivatives

David Felsenthal, Clifford Chance US LLP


The cover story – a work in process

Anna T. Pinedo and James R. Tanenbaum, Morrison & Foerster


Telecommunications sector

The future is broadband

Dr Hamadoun Touré, International Telecommunication Union


Spectrum infusion drives US wireless market opportunities

Bryan Tramont and Mark Walker, Wilkinson Barker Knauer



How cuts to public sector spending could open the door to outsourcers

Martyn Hart, National Outsourcing Association (NOA)


Request for Proposal 2.0

Paul C. Pinto, Sylvan VI, LLC


Exit management in outsourcing: how to manage the end of the relationship

Peter Brudenall and Purdey Castle, Hunton & Williams



Enhancement of foreign investment opportunities in the Turkish media sector

Esra Tekil, Tekil Law


Mauritius: shariah compliant investment opportunities

Rizwana Ameer Meea, Consilex Ltd.


Snapshot of the private equity market in Guernsey

Barney Lee, Appleby Global


Funding asset financing – new approaches are needed

Alison Manzer, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


Appleby Global

Bell Dewar

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Chartis Europe SA

Clifford Chance US LLP

Consilex Ltd.

DM Kisch Inc

Fasken Martineau

Hunton & Williams

International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

International Telecommunication Union

Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Morrison & Foerster

National Outsourcing Association (NOA)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Solon Group, Inc.

Sylvan VI, LLC

Tekil Law

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Wilkinson Barker Knauer

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