Read Bankruptcy Law updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
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)
March 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- There was no settlement afoot when U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff put off a hearing on an effort by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC to block a $410 million settlement...more
March 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Although Eastman Kodak Co. stock shot up like a rocket in a week's time, investors might not have the same profitable outcome like owners of American Airlines shares, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia...more
March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Someone who bought stock in American Airlines last year already made a killing. Stock that could have been bought in November for less than 40 cents a share is now trading above $4, for...more
In previous posts, we introduced the protections afforded the FDIC by the D’Oench Doctrine and 12 U.S.C. § 1823(e), which bar claims and defenses against the FDIC and its assignees by private parties based on improperly...more
We are pleased to provide a collection of commentaries on the critical legal issues facing our clients in 2013.
There is hope that global economic and market conditions will continue to improve despite ongoing...more
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
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bill Lawlor, an M&A partner at Dechert LLP, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that the years-long drought in mergers and acquisitions activity may finally be drawing to a close. His office is seeing...more
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about recent developments in bankruptcy law including Vitro, Verizon and Hostess. Bill...more
Oct. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about recent developments in bankruptcy law including NewPage, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Lehman,...more
Financial institutions should undertake Dodd-Frank living will preparation with care....more
In the midst of bankruptcy proceedings, American Airlines has asked a judge to allow it to stop paying retiree health insurance and life insurance benefits.
- Airline hopes to save over $1.3 billion annually in benefits...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf continues to be daily battered in the media. Too many of the slings and arrows now being shot Dewey’s way are self inflicted.
Those with the most to lose seem to be trying to get this ship of state back on...more
Dear Clients and Friends:
I am pleased to provide our fourth annual collection of commentaries on the critical legal issues our clients may face in the year ahead. Many of these issues relate to the responses by...more
We predict that out-of-court, prepackaged and prearranged restructuring strategies will continue to be favored in 2012. Sophisticated stakeholders and financially distressed companies prefer to avoid in-court proceedings and...more
At the 11th hour, Chinese investors Pang Da and Youngman have agreed to buy over 100% of Swedish auto maker, Saab thus saving the debt-ridden company from bankruptcy. The purchase price – €100 million or $142 million. Victor...more
Asset-based lenders, equity investors, turnaround managers, bankruptcy trustees and other professionals look to liquidation companies like LiquiTec for maximum recovery in asset disposition. The key factors to a successful...more
In This Issue:
1. Anna Nicole Smith Strips Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction
1. The Advent of ".anything": Journey into the Unknown
2. New Faces
2. Points from the President
3. Successful Strategies for...more
On January 31, 2011, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) issued a “Notice on Further Regulating the Development and Record-Filing Administration of Equity Investment Enterprises in Pilot Regions” (the...more
Last week US Supreme Court judge Richard C. Kloch Sr. urged the owners of Barton Hill Hotel to file for bankruptcy. However, the hotel’s attorneys say that they are fighting to prevent that by getting a major hotelier to buy...more
In the current economic environment, many banks have lost significant capital and are under immense pressure, regulatory and otherwise, to recapitalize. Failure to recapitalize within time frames set by bank regulators can...more
In this issue: Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Mesa Air Group, Inc., et al.; AmericanWest Bancorporation; Amazing Global Technology Ltd.; Amazing Global Technology Ltd.; Tricom, S.A.; Extended Stay Inc.; General...more
This is a short German language article which has been published in the German daily "Börsenzeitung" on 5 January 2011 on the new German act on the restructuring of failing financial institutions. It constitutes a...more
This is a German law presentation on the new German law on the restructuring of failing banks. It provides a brief outline of the major elements of the new legislation which has become effective on 1 January 2011....more
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
Two warring factions are filing motions in relation to Tribune Co’s application for approval of its reorganization plan. Firstly, the unsecured lenders of the media conglomerate who supplied $1.6 billion in financing for its...more
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