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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


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


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"


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


“Officer” titles do they confer insider status?
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2014

Insider status in U.S. bankruptcy carries with it significant burdens. Insiders face a one year preference exposure rather than the 90 day period


Defending preference actions: understanding your rights as a creditor
  • Liskow & Lewis
  • USA
  • July 14 2014

There is nothing more frustrating to a creditor than finally getting paid for goods or services, only to have a customer file for bankruptcy


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


8th Circuit expands application of new value defense in preference actions
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2014

On March 20, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued an important decision in Stoebner v. San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (In re LGI


A closer look at the Bicent Power bankruptcy
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2012

On April 23, 2012, Bicent Holdings LLC, and various related entities (collectively "Bicent" or the "Debtors") filed petitions for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware


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