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Bennett Jones Spring 2014 Economic Outlook
Select Bankruptcy Issues for General Counsel – Part One
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Update on Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Delaware Bankruptcy Court’s Decision in the Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. Bankruptcy Case
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
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Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
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Can I collect my judgment if the other side is appealing?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Big Time Lawyers Pricing Themselves Out
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings
Bill on Bankruptcy: Unprecedented Actions by Two District Judges
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1 Issues Arising When a Company is in Financial Difficulties -
1.1 How does a creditor take security over assets in Bermuda?
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In This Issue:
- Main Article:
..Tronox Inc. v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (In re Tronox Inc.) – Bankruptcy Court Takes Unusual Steps to Declare Corporate Restructuring a Fraudulent Transfer
- Noted With...more
Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 365, a debtor or bankruptcy trustee has the option, subject to court approval, of electing one of the following three alternatives with respect to an executory contract: (a) assuming the contract, (b)...more
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The federal bank regulators recently issued additional guidance on intercompany income tax allocation agreements between holding companies and their depository institution subsidiaries. Intended to clarify the ownership of...more
Companies that have valuable assets but also face significant liabilities will sometimes engage in restructurings to isolate, or “ring-fence,” the good assets from the liabilities. Often the companies are able to accomplish...more
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The end of a legal saga -
On April 7, 2014, the Commercial Court of Paris put an end to the Coeur Défense’s legal saga by acknowledging the implementation of the two safeguard plans adopted for Heart La Défense (HoLD),...more
In This Issue:
- WHAT DOES THE DELAWARE CHANCERY COURT’S RURAL/METRO RULING MEAN FOR ADVISORS TO DISTRESSED COMPANIES?
- US: OUTLOOK FOR CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
- RABOBANK DECISION — SPECIAL DUTY OF...more
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