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November 2016 International Trade Compliance Update
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Africa, Asia-Pacific, Canada, Central & South America, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Democratic Republic of Congo, European Union, Global, Middle East, Myanmar, OECD
  • November 1 2016

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of Baker & McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update. Here are some highlights: WTO: Trade policy reviews


Sanctions awarded under the bankruptcy court’s ‘inherent authority’
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2010

The Bankruptcy Court sanctioned the indirect parent corporation of the chapter 11 debtors and the indirect parent corporation's counsel under its "inherent authority" and 28 U.S.C. section 1927 but not Rule 9011 after finding that the parent corporation abused the bankruptcy process by causing two of its subsidiaries to file bankruptcy petitions as a litigation tactic to shield itself from a $189 million liability in an environmental damage case


Treatment of Gas Gathering Contracts in Bankruptcy
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • March 14 2016

On March 8, 2016, Judge Shelly Chapman, presiding over the Chapter 11 cases of Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation and its affiliates ("Sabine"), granted


Oil & Gas Update for 3112016 - PA’s High Court Revisits Robinson Township, Bankruptcy Court Deals Blow to Gathering Agreement, and the EPA Targets Emissions from Existing Oil and Gas Wells
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • March 14 2016

The national rig count dropped another 22 units since last week while the Marcellus rig count is up 2 units and the Utica rig count is down one


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


Fifth Circuit holds that supply agreement is a "forward contract" for bankruptcy avoidance protection
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2012

On August 2, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision in the bankruptcy case for MBS Management Services, Inc


Energy Future Holdings (TXU) Files New Chapter 11 Plan
  • Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

On Sunday, May 1st, Energy Future Holdings Corp. (“EFH”) filed a new joint chapter 11 plan of reorganization and disclosure statement (the “New


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


District Court Upholds Controversial Bankruptcy Decision in Sabine
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

On March 10, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a Memorandum Order, in which it affirmed a controversial


Midstream Gathering Agreements Targeted by Recent Oil & Gas Bankruptcies
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

Continuing low oil and natural gas commodity prices have led to bargain prices at the pump, but also high tension in many boardrooms. This strain on