Eric R. Blythe

Eric R. Blythe

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Are Credit Bids in a Deep Freeze?

A Delaware bankruptcy court recently limited a secured creditor’s right to credit bid an acquired claim to the purchase price of that claim. In In re Fisker Auto. Holdings, Inc., 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 230 (Bankr. D. Del. January...more

2/3/2014 - Credit Bids Fisker Loans

The Ninth Circuit Recharacterizes Recharacterization Jurisprudence

The Ninth Circuit in In re Fitness Holdings Int’l, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 8729 (9th Cir. April 30, 2013) recently reversed precedent and established that bankruptcy courts in the Ninth Circuit have the power to determine...more

7/29/2013 - Commercial Bankruptcy Creditors Debt Equity Investors Recharacterization Secured Creditors

Where Do Your Interests Lie Under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code? Determining a foreign debtor’s “center of main interests”...

When doing business with a foreign company, it is important to identify the company’s “center of main interests” (“COMI”) as creditors may find themselves bound by the laws of the COMI locale. If a company initiates...more

5/1/2013 - Center of Main Interests Chapter 15 Creditors' Rights Debtors Insolvency

An Insider’s Guide to Evading Absolute Priority? Seventh Circuit: New value competition requirements apply to insiders

In Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, the absolute priority rule requires a debtor’s creditors be paid in full before equity investors receive any value. However, existing equity investors occasionally seek to invest new money in...more

3/8/2013

Bankruptcy Abroad: US Creditors’ Rights Remain Relevant in Chapter 15

With an increasing number of businesses operating without regard to borders in today’s global economy, the importance of understanding Chapter 15 — the Bankruptcy Code provisions instructing the cooperation between the United...more

12/21/2012 - Chapter 15 Creditors Cross-Border Debtor-Creditor Insolvency Third-Party

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