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Global Tax News: Hard times in the oil patch: tax implications for investors in the era of price fluctuations

The current decline in oil prices, which continues to show no signs of a long-term reversal, is having a great many unexpected and unwanted consequences, many of which may turn into long-lasting troubles for the oil and gas...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.16.16

The DOJ has reportedly proposed an eye-popping $14 billion settlement with Deutsche Bank to resolve MBS-related probes, though insiders caution that this is likely an outsized opening bid and that the ultimate settlement will...more

Distress in the oil and gas industry: What happened to the price of oil?

To the delight of motorists everywhere, the price of oil suddenly halved in the second half of 2014, dropping from over $100 to less than $50 a barrel. It’s safe to say no one saw the fall coming: most banks and industry...more

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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