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Hudson Energy denied administrative priority for electricity sold pre-bankruptcy
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2015

In a September 18, 2015 order, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York affirmed a bankruptcy court order denying administrative

The characterization of an ORRI conveyance in bankruptcy
  • Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

A bankruptcy court’s characterization of a debtor’s pre-petition conveyance of an overriding royalty interest (“ORRI”) has an important effect on

Kentucky bankruptcy court holds that coal mining lease is not an executory contract or unexpired lease and is transferable pursuant to section 363 despite an anti-assignment provision
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

When a contract is called a lease and has some characteristics of a lease, but operates to grant the lessee the exclusive right to mine and remove

Energy Future Holdings more bad news for bondholders on make-whole premiums
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

For the second time in the past few months, Judge Christopher Sontchi has dashed the hopes of certain creditors in the Energy Future Holdings ("EFH"

Keeping the lights on in Puerto Rico
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • July 9 2015

On July 1, 2015, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) avoided default by making a $415 million payment to bondholders and buying time to

Sixth Circuit holds that assignee is subject to contractual netting provision
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2015

In a recent decision, In re Black Diamond Mining Company, LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that a netting provision

Drilling down: a deeper look into the distressed oil & gas industry part 4smoke on the water: the hazy law of oil and gas leases on the outer continental shelf
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2015

Up until now, the Drilling Down series has focused on the most common type of oil and gas relationship in the United States the privately-held

Drilling down: a deeper look into the distressed oil & gas industry part 3the ability to assume or reject oil and gas leases
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2015

The oil and gas world embraces a language all its own. It’s a language that is wrapped in history and littered with unique terms of art, acronyms

The intersection of M&M liens and bankruptcy law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2014

The Fifth Circuit recently dealt with the interplay of bankruptcy and oil and gas liens in the case of In Re: T.S.C. Seiber Services, L.C., decided

Risk and opportunity amid falling oil prices
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • December 2 2014

The mainstream media have been trying to predict, on almost a daily basis, the causes of, and the winners and losers (mostly focused on the latter