PROMESA And The Future Of Puerto Rico: Part 1

Law360, New York (November 15, 2016, 6:10 PM EST) -- The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, Pub. Law 114-187 (PROMESA or the Act), was enacted into law on June 30, 2016. The Senate had passed PROMESA on June 29, 2016, and President Obama signed it the next day — one day before the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico was expected to, and did, default on substantial payment obligations.

This two-part article examines what led to the passage of PROMESA, the primary provisions of the Act, the legal relevance of PROMESA to territories other than Puerto Rico, the Act's similarities to, and differences from, Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code,...

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