Polsinelli Podcast - What's Around the Corner for Industries Impacted by Energy Issues?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 171-FCPA Enforcement in the Energy Industry
Cyber Risks Facing Businesses Today
Private Equity Fees and Expenses
Stephanie Pindyck Costantino Talks Domestic Oil and Gas M&A with The Deal
The Water Values Podcast: Rolling Out AMI in San Francisco with Alison Kastama and Heather Pohl (Part 1)
A Focus on Energy: Royalty Trusts
What Are the Important Issues for Investor-Owned Water Utilities?
A Focus on Energy: M&A Trends in the Energy Sector
A Focus on Energy: Traditional MLPs vs. Variable MLPs
PV Project Finance in Latin America is Easy, Right?
The Water Values Podcast - How Can We Resolve Water Conflicts?
The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni
The Water Values Podcast - The Economics of Water with David Zetland, Ph.D.
Las Reformas Constitucionales Transcendentales en México: Oportunidades y Retos para el Inversionista Privado
Mexico's Historic Energy Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Investors
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Polsinelli Podcast - Hot Energy Trends in 2014 by Polsinelli
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
In a recent decision related to the SemCrude bankruptcy, the federal district court upheld the Bankruptcy Court’s rulings on the efficacy of certain common risk-mitigation tools used in the energy trading and marketing...more
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
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
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
“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.
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
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
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
Applicants who seek ex parte relief under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) have an obligation to make full and fair disclosure of all material facts to the court. ...more
The recent drop in oil prices will likely spur a flurry of industry restructurings, governed by a complex set of bankruptcy and state laws.
At the close of business on December 31, 2014, the...more
In This Issue:
- Legal Considerations for Web Based Start-Ups
- California’s Water Anxiety Prompts Landmark Groundwater Legislation
- Points from the President
- Factor Beware: A Judgment Lien...more
Is electricity goods or services? That seemingly simple yet confounding question is illustrated by three recent bankruptcy cases (all of which consider whether an electricity provider is entitled to an administrative expense...more
A recent bankruptcy auction of a Texas power plant by Optim Energy LLC provided an important lesson for potential bidders at bankruptcy auctions and their representatives on the importance of developing a clear bidding...more
On June 28, 2014, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico adopted the Puerto Rico Corporations Debt Enforcement & Recovery Act, Act 71-2014 (the “Debt Enforcemen enabling certain Commonwealth public corporations in financial distress...more
In a ruling yesterday, Judge Christopher Sontchi of the United State Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware denied a motion by a bond trustee to transfer venue of the Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings from...more
On April 29, 2014, Energy Future Holdings filed what it claims is a pre-packaged chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware. The bankruptcy, which ranks among the largest cases ever with over $36 billion in assets and nearly $50...more
Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The hedge funds battling for control of LightSquared Inc., the developer of a satellite-based wireless communications system, is the first item on the bankruptcy video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia...more
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