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Does Federal Bankruptcy Law Preempt State Law Fraudulent Transfer Claims Assigned to a Bankruptcy Estate Representative?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware recently issued an opinion that addresses, among other issues, the question of whether section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code preempts certain fraudulent transfer...more

Second Circuit Limits Creditors’ Ability to Claw Back LBO Payments

by Dechert LLP on

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, In re Tribune Company Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation,1 represents a significant victory for shareholders who may get cashed out in connection with a...more

Second Circuit Holds that State Law Constructive Fraudulent Transfer Claims Brought By Individual Creditors are Preempted under...

by King & Spalding on

On March 24, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the “Court”) ruled that former shareholders of the debtor Tribune Media Company (“Tribune”), who were cashed out in a leveraged buyout (“LBO”), would be...more

Lyondell Bankruptcy Court Holds That Safe Harbors Do Not Prohibit Creditors From Asserting State Law Constructive Fraudulent...

On January 14, 2014, Judge Robert E. Gerber of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in Weisfelner v. Fund 1. (In re Lyondell Chemical Co.), Adv. Proc. No. 10-4609 (REG), 2014 WL 118036...more

Bankruptcy Court defines limits of shareholder safe harbor in failed leveraged buyouts

by DLA Piper on

An opinion issued in connection with the bankruptcy cases of Lyondell Chemical Company and its affiliates may have significant implications for shareholders who receive payments in connection with a leveraged buyout when the...more

Time for a sharp Grexit?

by Chris Robinson on

Business implications of Greece leaving the Euro - would you get paid,and in what currency? What should you do if selling to Greece or if you have assets there? An English lawyer's perspective....more

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