Fedra Valencia and Jaime Ruiz Rocamora of Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira explore whether the treatment of secured creditors with guarntees in rem could be leading towards cramdown: "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."
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.
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."
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?'"
David Coull of Bell Gully takes an in-depth look at the impact of recent regulatory reforms in New Zealand's exploration and production industry: "Since 2009, the New Zealand government has actively focused on promoting and enabling the local oil and gas industry, undertaking a series of changes designed to help the industry grow, including by attracting new international investors into the sector."
Tina Reissmann of Plesner looks at the importance of remuneration when it comes to motivating and engaging employees. "A bonus scheme is one of several means to encourage cooperation in a team. This will be the case if the determination of the bonus criteria focuses on the team as a whole, instead of on the individual employee."
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