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Bennett Jones Spring 2014 Economic Outlook
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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
What are the characteristics of the energy companies that are seeking bankruptcy protection at this point in the current cycle?
A: With respect to “upstream” sector companies that have sought bankruptcy protection over...more
First Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Code Preempts Puerto Rico's Recovery Act -
On Monday, July 6, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the February 6, 2015 order and injunction of the Puerto Rico District...more
Make-whole premiums are often used in connection with the issuance of debt in order to protect noteholders with long term investment horizons from being repaid early. At the time of the bankruptcy filing of EFH in April 2014,...more
A UK perspective on oil price volatility - industry impact and legal considerations -
The dramatic decrease in the price of crude oil over the last eleven months has had ramifications across the globe. With prices...more
Locke Lord is pleased to bring this important and timely discussion to Boston. By leveraging the extensive experience our lawyers bring to the table from the energy, restructuring & insolvency and private equity sectors, we...more
Anti-suit injunctions, OW Bunker and ISDA Master Agreements SwissMarine Corporation Limited v O.W. Supply & Trading A/S (in bankruptcy)  EWHC 1571 (Comm) -
The Commercial Court has recently refused to grant an...more
A Battle in the Making in the Oil and Gas Sector: Second Lien vs. High Yield Debt -
In the oil and gas industry, there is a storm brewing between holders of second lien debt and unsecured high yield bonds. These...more
In a recent unreported decision denying approval of a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) proposed by Connacher Oil and Gas Limited, Justice C.M. Jones of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench...more
A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of an oil and gas company will likely have broad implications for a wide range of parties. Certain pervasive agreements in today’s oil and gas industry generate substantial, high-dollar...more
Bankruptcy Court reinforces importance of parties’ intent in determining the nature of overriding royalty interests under state law.
On April 2, 2015, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware...more
In this lw.com interview, Latham & Watkins partner Michael Chambers looks at the impact of borrowing base redeterminations on exploration and production (E&P) companies. He also discusses additional debt capacity under high...more
J. Paul Getty once said, “Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” However, with crude oil prices nearly half of what they were a mere six months ago, Getty’s formula may not hold as true as it once did. In...more
“For distressed exploration and production (E&P) companies and their lenders, there can be many significant legal issues associated with restructuring,” according to Latham & Watkins partner Mitchell Seider.
The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit confirmed that the Pennsylvania Landlord and Tenant Act is inapplicable to an agreement by a landowner authorizing the “lessee” to extract oil and gas lying beneath the property's...more
On March 17, 2015, following the lead of Quicksilver Resources Inc., USA Synthetic Fuel Corporation filed its own voluntary chapter 11 case in Delaware. The case is docketed as case no. 15-10599, and has been assigned to...more
On March 17, 2015, Quicksilver Resources Inc., a Texas based oil and natural gas producer and developer, and 13 of its affiliates, filed chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District...more
On March 10, 2015, Allied Nevada Gold Corp. and thirteen (13) affiliates filed voluntary chapter 11 petitions in Delaware. The petition lists approximately $941.2 million in total assets and $663.7 million in total debts....more
On March 3, 2015, Cal Dive International, Inc. and five affiliates filed voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions in Delaware. The cases are docketed at 15-10458 and have not, as of this posting, been assigned to any...more
In re Appalachian Fuel, LLC, 521 B.R. 779 (Bankr. E.D. Ky. 2014) –
A state department of environmental protection (DEP) filed an administrative expense application in the bankruptcy cases of coal mining debtors for...more
Excerpt from A Year in Review:
We are pleased to say that 2014 was another successful year for Morrison & Foerster’s Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group. Despite continuing market headwinds, the last year brought...more
Following a consultation on the issues last year, an Order was laid before the UK Parliament on Monday (9 February 2015) to prevent suppliers of water, gas, electricity, communications services and IT from cutting off supply...more
The recent drop in crude oil prices has been a boon to consumers and businesses alike. However, sustained lower crude prices will invariably have a negative impact on drilling activity in those states where oil and gas...more
As a reaction to the dramatic oil price volatility, many energy companies plan to streamline operations by reducing work force and shedding assets. Those who do so face tightening credit and decline in asset value that may...more
For the past several years, low interest rates and higher commodity prices have resulted in generally favorable financial conditions in the energy sector, keeping energy bankruptcy activity to a minimum. With the recent sharp...more
Oil price movement through 2014 and into 2015 is a consequence of market fundamentals. Europe’s continued economic woes, paired with the slowdown in China’s economy, have led to a fall in demand for oil....more
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