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Who’s Who Legal has brought together Claire Barclay of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Anna-Marie Curran of A&L Goodbody and Peter Elliott of Bird & Bird to discuss the impact of government policies and initiatives on the sector, levels of tender litigation and the legal market in their jurisdictions.

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Who’s Who Legal has brought together Constantinos Klissouras of KP Law Firm, Michael Pluta of Pluta Rechtsanwalts, Mark Traynor of A&L Goodbody and Donald Bernstein of Davis Polk & Wardwell to discuss the type and volume of work they have been seeing, the impact of possible rising interest rates, the trends for out-of-court or pre-packaged insolvencies and private equity involvement, and the legal market in their jurisdictions.

The US Bankruptcy Courts as Equitable Problem-Solving Tribunals

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Eric Brunstad of Dechert takes an in-depth look at US bankruptcy courts that are constituted as courts of equity: "Our bankruptcy process creates a distinct reorganisation market in its own right superintended by a judge assigned the responsibility of overseeing its operation."

Spanish Guarantees in Rem: Heading towards Cram Down?

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Fedra Valencia and Jaime Ruiz Rocamora, Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira explore whether the treatment of secured creditors with guarntees in rem could be leading towards cram down: "Debt capitalisation and loan-to-own structures should play a major role in the years to come, without altering the common use of guarantees in rem as an additional protection for creditors."

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Who’s Who Legal brings together Mark Engelmann of Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, Mark Feldman of DLA Piper and Cynthia Rowden of Bereskin & Parr to discuss the increasing significance of the Madrid Protocol, the influence of the internet and social media, the effects of client cost-consiousness and the impact of globalisation on this sector and its legal market.

Trademark Woes and Wins

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John Hackett of AJ Park takes an in-depth look at the impact of three high-profile trademark-related cases which have recently been tried in New Zealand's High Court: "In the first case of its kind in the country, the High Court has found that using a competitor’s trademark as a Google AdWord is not trademark infringement."

Corporate Counsel Q&A

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Hector Torres, Head of Legal Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, at SunEdison.

Reputational Risk Considerations in the Cross-Border Financing of Nuclear Power Projects

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Paul Murphy of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in Washington, DC explores the considerations for lenders when financing nuclear power projects: "For the successful financing of an NPP, technological, political (both domestic and international), reputational and economic issues must be dealt with in a holistic manner, whereby the financing entities must be able to answer the question 'Is this a good project?'"

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