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Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Bulletin: February 2016
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

The Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Bulletin provides an analysis of legal issues, recent court decisions and significant changes in bankruptcy and


Energy: Samson Resources’ prenegotiated reorganization plan with fulcrum debt
  • FisherBroyles
  • USA
  • October 7 2015

As predicted at the Commercial Finance Association's Fourth Annual Energy Summit on September 16th, we should start seeing more and more oil & gas


Perfection and priority of oil & gas producers' liens in doubt
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • June 25 2009

Oil and gas producers in Texas and a handful of other states have had the comfort of believing that they held purchase money security interests against the production in the hands of first purchasers and proceeds of that production


Fifth Circuit finds that an electricity requirements contract is a “forward contract” exempt from Bankruptcy Code’s avoidance powers
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

On August 2, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a requirements contract for electricity is a forward contract for purposes of section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code and, therefore, settlement payments made under the contract are exempt from avoidance as preferences


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


Supreme Court of North Dakota finds that simple interest, rather than compound interest, is appropriate under the North Dakota unpaid royalties statute. Van Sickle v. Hallmark & Assoc., Inc., 2013 ND 218 (N.D. 2013)
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2014

In Van Sickle, the plaintiffs each owned a royalty interest in a well that was originally leased by Comanche Oil Company, which later assigned its


Buyer (and its creditors) beware: SemCrude district court finds that purchasers took oil and gas free and clear of producers' liens
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2015

Although almost eight years have lapsed since the chapter 11 cases of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based SemCrude L.P. Were confirmed, many of the issues at the


Bankruptcy won’t help you avoid an oil & gas lease
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 23 2015

A district court judge in the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently vacated a bankruptcy court's decision allowing rejection of an oil and gas


Do You Have the Energy? Low Oil Prices Fueling Energy Chapter 11 Filings
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

More than three dozen US energy industry companies (E&Ps) filed for chapter 11 this year, with three more - New Gulf Resources LLC, Magnum Hunter


Swift Energy Files Prepack Chapter 11
  • Morris James LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2015

On New Year's Eve 2015, Swift Energy Company and 8 affiliates filed a voluntary petition commencing a prepackaged chapter 11 case in the United