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Distressed Asset Acquisitions Outside Bankruptcy in the Oil and Gas Space

Amidst the current downturn in oil prices, many expect and hope for, an increase in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the coming months. Whereas past downturns created an opportunity for major acquisitions, such as...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 3.3.16

The past 2 days saw an incredible and tragic turn of events for former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, part owner of the OK Thunder and a winery in Bordeaux and “face of the nation’s natural gas boom,” who on Tuesday...more

Continuing Distress and Investment Opportunities in the Energy Markets

If 2015 was defined by falling commodity prices, 2016 may simply be defined by continuing lows. Over the course of 2015, oil prices dropped approximately 31 percent. More than 40 companies filed for bankruptcy, and upstream...more

Bankruptcy Court Rejects Triangular Setoff Rights in ISDA Agreement

On October 4, 2011, in the case of In re Lehman Brothers Inc., the Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York (the "Court") held that a cross-affiliate setoff provision contained in a swap agreement was not...more

Misrepresentation of Lehman Guaranty Supports Securities Claim

An investment company’s representation that certain energy bonds were backed by the State of Georgia—when they were in fact guarantied by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.—could subject the firm to liability for securities...more

Economic Analysis of Enron

ENRON WAS NOT ALL BAD Enron is commonly trotted out as the poster child of corporate greed and arrogance. This is a misreading of the record and a misreading of history. Back in 2003, Christopher L. Culp, then adjunct...more

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