Weil Bankruptcy Blog

The American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 released its long-awaited, much-anticipated Final Report and Recommendations on December 8, 2014. Since the release of the Report, the Weil Bankruptcy Blog provided our readers with summaries of the most interesting and important issues addressed in the Report. 

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Weil Bankruptcy Blog’s First Annual Law Student Note Competition, Laura Femino.  Although we received a number of excellent papers on a wide range of subjects (and learned a lot in the process), Ms. Femino’s Note, titled “Ex Ante Review of Leveraged Buyouts” stood out as a […]

This week, the Weil Bankruptcy Blog premieres a new series, “Lookback Period.”  In these entries, we will periodically review and summarize the hot topics on which we have been writing over the last couple of weeks.  We thought this might be an easy way on a summer Friday (or a rainy weekend) to catch up […]

Weil Business Finance & Restructuring partner Joseph Smolinsky spoke at the Barclays 2015 High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The session, which was held as a webinar, included a presentation to the investment community on distressed coal considerations, followed by a question and answer period. Listen to an archived audio […]

Contributed by Jessica Liou Today, we follow up on our earlier post where we reviewed the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware’s decision in Energy Future Holdings, focusing on the contractual interpretation issues implicated in a make-whole analysis. As promised, today’s post focuses on the automatic stay issues raised in the bankruptcy […]

Contributed by Jessica Liou Two recent decisions from large and highly contested chapter 11 cases add to the developing body of case law on the treatment of make-whole claims in bankruptcy.  First, in a two-part post, we discuss the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware’s decision in Energy Future Holdings, and later, in […]

In June of 2007, Harvey gave the keynote address at the International Institute of Insolvency.  In the address, Harvey asked the question, “Is the market headed for disaster?”  He also says, “When the bubble bursts, those left holding today’s version of tulip bulbs may be left scratching their heads and pining for the past.”  Little […]