The Asian Venture Forum was held in Chicago on May 15, 2006. The Forum is organized by the Asian Venture Capital Journal, one of Asia’s most important financial weeklies, covering the region’s private equity and venture capital markets. AVF events serve the dual purpose of encouraging an exchange of ideas on industry developments and trends and providing a meeting place for its leading practitioners. The speakers are experts in their fields and their presentations provide insights into Asia’s highly competitive and dynamic financial markets. Kirkland partner David Eich spoke on “Accessing Asian Markets Through Buyouts and M&A."