Bankrupt Greek marine refueling company Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. has come out swinging against several challenges to its management of its Chapter 11 case and a proposed $681 million opening bid for its assets by a prepetition lender, calling the objections by unsecured creditors “extraordinary” and “surprising.”
A Massachusetts power retailer sought permission Monday to borrow $6 million on a post-petition basis in Delaware bankruptcy court to fund the administration of its case while it seeks the release of about $4 million in withheld funds.
Bankrupt Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its buyer-to-be Deerfield Management Co. fired back on Monday against unsecured creditors’ efforts to derail a proposed $250 million asset sale by converting $75 million of Deerfield’s debt into worthless equity, saying the unsecured creditors had failed to apply the relevant legal standard for conversion.
Ace Hardware and Centerbridge Partners are reportedly considering a bid for the home services division of Sears, Apollo Global Management is leading the pack in an effort to snap up Arconic, and Altria Group Inc. is in early talks to buy Cronos Group.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge tossed the involuntary Chapter 7 case of Skye Mineral Partners LLC Monday, after determining the petitioning creditor used the filing as a tactic in ongoing litigation with the company.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday approved second-day motions for pharmaceutical company Egalet Corp.'s Chapter 11, including the continued use of cash collateral, and signed off on the company's disclosure statement so it can solicit votes on the plan with the aim of emerging from bankruptcy in early 2019.
DLA Piper’s Eric Falkenberry quantifies litigation risk for buyers and sellers in the M&A arena, runs data boot camps for colleagues and helps dream up innovative new analytics tools, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.
Ronit Berkovich of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP played a key role this year in orchestrating Takata Corp.’s $1.6 billion sale after the Japanese auto parts maker filed for Chapter 11 on the heels of a massive airbag recall, making her one of Law360’s 2018 Bankruptcy MVPs.
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Sears Holding Corp. has asked a New York bankruptcy court for permission to sell 13 Kmart and Sears locations for $62 million to a real estate buyer for U-Haul International, saying the stores are not essential to its future operations.
Immunotherapy lab Argos Therapeutics Inc. on Friday filed for Chapter 11 in Delaware bankruptcy court with $21 million in debt, and plans to sell its business to a buyer-in-waiting for roughly $4 million in cash and debt relief.
A coal company insurer was cleared by a Delaware Superior Court judge Friday to refuse litigation fee and indemnity coverage for two former directors of a bankrupt Kentucky coal mine who were sued by a case trustee over alleged fraudulent transfers and conflicted actions.
The parent company of bankrupt casual dining chain Real Mex asked a Delaware judge Friday to extend the time frame during which it has the exclusive right to file a Chapter 11 plan to give it more time to work through the claims filed against its estate.
A federal racketeering suit accusing McKinsey & Co. of failing to disclose conflicts of interest in several Chapter 11 cases should not be dismissed, Jay Alix, a fierce critic and competitor of the global consulting firm said this week, pushing forward a multipronged feud.
The unsecured creditors of bankrupt Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. want to block a proposed $250 million asset sale to prepetition lender Deerfield Management Co. LP and an associated company, telling a New York bankruptcy court that at least $75 million of the debt Deerfield is using to bid on the assets is really just equity, and therefore worthless.
A Third Circuit panel on Friday upheld a nightclub and beach club owner’s lease agreement with the new owners of a casino that filed for Chapter 11, ruling that the Bankruptcy Code and the doctrine of equitable recoupment entitle the owner to reduce his rent obligation in keeping with the lease agreement he held with the casino.
A Virginia bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a settlement between Toys R Us investors and the minority equity holder in the toy giant’s $900 million in Asian business, clearing the way for the investors to buy an 85 percent stake in the overseas assets.
Susheel Kirpalani, partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, has advised the largest group of bondholders in Puerto Rico's restructuring as they maneuver a bankruptcy law he had a role in creating, making him one of Law360's 2018 Bankruptcy MVPs.
McKinsey & Co. opened a new front on Thursday in its bitter, multi-pronged legal battle with turnaround firm AlixPartners LLP and its founder Jay Alix, asking a Delaware Chancery Court for permission to publicly disseminate documents from a previously settled case that it says will prove Alix's recent attacks are just cynical ploys that follow a game plan formulated years ago.
A Texas federal judge granted preliminary approval on Thursday for a nearly $23 million settlement with Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and a host of other investment banks that served as underwriters for the now-bankrupt Cobalt International Energy Inc.
The Southern District of New York recently reversed a bankruptcy court order that disallowed and expunged claims against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. related to an English settlement. The case is a reminder that cross-border issues can affect the enforcement of U.S. guarantees, say attorneys with Dentons.
By 2030, it is possible that 75 percent of lawyers practicing in the U.S. will be millennials. A broadened focus on retention and advancement of all young lawyers is therefore a logical step forward but it fails to address another major retention issue that law firms should explore, says Susan Smith Blakely of LegalPerspectives LLC.
Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Wendy Olson discusses her decades of experience prosecuting white collar crimes and civil rights violations, her work and challenges as U.S. attorney, and her move to private practice.
Anthony Thompson’s "Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must Be Taught to Lead" explores the conflict many lawyers face when charged with the responsibility of leadership. The book is an excellent read for all lawyers, says U.S. District Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Trial lawyers are frequently taught that they should appear invisible during direct examination — that their job is merely to prompt the witness to start speaking. But the most powerful direct examinations are the ones in which the examiner, not the witness, is controlling the pace, say attorneys with Kobre & Kim LLP.
The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.
Following Sears' bankruptcy filing this week, there could be an announcement that the company has agreed to sell its most valuable stores to an affiliate of its largest shareholder, say Karen Park of ParkLaw LLC and Tara Desai of Greenhouse Branding Inc.
With the recent ruling in My Big Coin Pay that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are “commodities,” bankruptcy courts will likely have greater discretion regarding how to treat the valuation of cryptocurrencies in a variety of contexts, say Joanne Lee Molinaro and Susan Poll Klaessy of Foley & Lardner LLP.
In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.