George Panagakis

George Panagakis

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"Recent Case Highlights Opportunity for Distressed Exploration and Production Companies"

On March 8, 2016, a bankruptcy court in the Southern District of New York issued a much-anticipated decision, In re Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation, that will undoubtedly influence the reorganization strategies of certain...more

3/15/2016 - Bankruptcy Court Commercial Bankruptcy Covenants that Run With the Land Debtors Exploration and Production Sharing Contract Mineral Rights Oil & Gas Pipelines Privity of Contract

"Oil and Gas Companies Utilize Restructuring Strategies to Navigate Industry in Flux"

Precipitous commodity price declines that began in mid-2014 continued to disrupt the oil and gas industry in 2015, outlasting the expectations of many analysts. By the end of 2015, prices for both Brent and WTI crude were...more

1/19/2016 - Banks Borrowers Commercial Bankruptcy Corporate Restructuring Debt Financing Exploration and Production Assets Lenders Oil & Gas

"Trends in Chapter 11 Filings, Venue and Proposed Reforms"

Corporate Chapter 11 filings remained relatively low in 2014, down slightly from 2013, due to a robust capital market environment, low interest rates and easy access to financing. These and other factors allowed highly...more

1/29/2015 - Bankruptcy Reform Chapter 11 Choice-of-Venue Commercial Bankruptcy Debt Restructuring

Overview of ABI Commission Report and Recommendation on the Reform of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

The last major revision to U.S. business reorganization laws occurred in 1978. Since then, companies’ capital structures have become more complex and rely more heavily on leverage, including secured debt in particular; their...more

12/24/2014 - Bankruptcy Code Bankruptcy Reform Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy

"The Unsafe Harbor: The Tribune Decision and the Erosion of Bankruptcy Code Section 546(e)"

A 2013 court decision has cast doubts over the future scope of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code’s safe harbor protections against the reversal of settled securities transactions. If the ruling stemming from the Tribune Company...more

1/27/2014 - Chapter 11 Commercial Bankruptcy Safe Harbors Section 546(e)

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