Gary DiBianco, Matthew Cowie and Caroline Wojtylak of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom outline best practices for multi-jurisdictional investigations. "The standard investigational issues to be addressed throughout the course of an investigation – data preservation and collection, interviews of relevant individuals, fact analysis and reporting, disclosure obligations and settlement negotiations – present particular risks that must be evaluated at each step of the investigation."
Capella Capital acts as a financial sponsor, developer and manager of infrastructure projects and assets throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company prefers to be a long-term equity investor in the projects and assets that it sponsors, and provides leading strategic, financial and implementation advice to high-profile clients. Who’s Who Legal spoke to Chris Oliver, associate director, about his role within the company, recent projects the Australian team has undertaken and the banking law issues encountered on a regular basis.
Paul L Lee of Debevoise & Plimpton looks at the impact of the reform programme for the international financial markets that was adopted by the G20 leaders in 2008 and the efforts of different jurisdictions to meet this programme. "The resolution efforts for cross-border branches of banking entities present significant coordination issues and have frequently devolved into ring-fencing or territorial responses."
The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers brings together Lee Suet-Fern of Stamford Law Corporation, Zulfiqar Bokhari of Sidley Austin, Johan de Lance of Webber Wentzel and Giuseppe Schiavello of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners to discuss levels and types of activity, the impact of regulatory changes following the global financial crisis, developments in the legal market and the emergence of new jurisdictions of significance in this sector.
Stephen Powell and Kathrine Meloni of Slaughter and May explore how an investment-grade borrower might view some of the provisions that are being raised by lenders in current lending discussions. "The years since Lehman have, if nothing else, taught us to expect the unexpected, but investment-grade loan terms should take into account the relationship nature of the transaction and not be engineered beyond what is necessary."
Robert Bratby of Olswang Asia looks at the impact of the recent telecoms reforms in Myanmar under President Thein Sein. "The word on the streets of Yangon, looking to some of the successes in African markets, is “leapfrogging”. The new entrants have been signing up to multibillion-dollar investments to achieve coverage in excess of 80 per cent for both voice and data and the Myanmar telecoms market is undergoing rapid change and expansion."
Deb Boehling and Hank Levine of Levine Blaszak Block & Boothby take an in-depth look at how to prepare, persist and protect in today's global telecoms industry. "For multinational enterprises, global telecom sourcing projects and deals are now the norm, but they are accompanied by financial, structural, 'political' and regulatory challenges."
David Gross, Carl Frank and Ethan Lucarelli of Wiley Rein explore the debate regarding international regulation of important aspects of the internet. "Internet governance, cybersecurity and data protection will be debated alongside questions of promoting broadband deployment and economic development online in policy meetings, conventions and treaty writing conferences around the globe throughout 2014."
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