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Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Smolinsky Sees Similarities Between Reader's Digest, Kodak
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
Bankruptcy and Insolvency. It's not as bad as you think!
Bill on Bankruptcy: Secret Madoff Agreement May Harm Victims
Consultant: More Big Law Firms Will "Implode"
Weekly Brief: Courthouse Violence on the Rise
Bill on Bankruptcy: Rakoff Reverses Himself in Madoff Case
A Better 2012 for BigLaw (With Big Asterisks)
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Certain recent legal developments will likely impact acquisition finance. This article will survey some of the more notable ones.
We discussed in the last newsletter the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in...more
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- Airline hopes to save over $1.3 billion annually in benefits...more
In an eloquent account of consensual merger negotiations between Martin Marietta and Vulcan Materials, the two largest players in the domestic aggregates business, Chancellor Leo Strine of the Court of Chancery of Delaware...more
In a recent decision in the VeraSun bankruptcy cases, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware held that “change in control” agreements between former executives and the debtors are “employment contracts” under...more
In This Issue:
The Top 5 Traps in Energy M&A Transactions
The Top 5 Traps in Distressed M&A Transactions
The Top 5 Traps in Energy M&A Transactions
by Blake H. Winburne and Matthew R. Archer
Years ago, second lien lenders adhered to the truism about children – they were seen but not heard. As our children have grown more vocal in recent years, so too have second lien lenders. A spate of recent bankruptcy cases...more
Does a secured creditor have an absolute right to acquire its collateral, which is sold pursuant to a plan of reorganization, by credit bidding its debt? The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in a strict constructionist...more
In the midst of conflicting reports about the nation’s economic recovery, questions abound among the tri-state’s business leaders and entrepreneurs. Are lenders ready to make loans again? When will we see unemployment numbers...more
Financial statements play an integral role in business as well as a multitude of legal matters, including, but not limited to, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, fraud and class action activities. As...more
Mit dem neuen Gesetz vom 31. Januar 2009 über die Kontinuität von Unternehmen soll Unternehmen, die sich in Zahlungsschwierigkeiten befinden, die Möglichkeit gegeben werden, ihre Zahlungsprobleme zu überwinden.
The fascinating osculation points of bankruptcy and M&A engages many different areas of law, including corporate, bankruptcy, securities, contracts, tax and antitrust law, as well as practical matters from other doctrines...more
This article provides investment banks and other professionals with an overview of (1) how to reduce the likelihood that a bankruptcy judge or trustee will deny or reduce the investment bank/professional's fees, and (2) how...more
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