- Death Traps. Katharina Earle of Cole Schotz PC discusses the risks of proposing death traps in a plan.
- Energy. The US Energy Information Administration has released its annual energy outlook with forecasts through 2050.
- Lease Rejections. Kenneth Rosen of Lowenstein Sandler LLP articulates that BC 365(d)(4) is causing retail liquidations.
- Makewhole. Gregory Horowitz of Kramer Levin reviews the EFIH decision.
- Privacy. Shmuel Vasser of Dechert LLP discusses internet privacy issues in the context of international bankruptcies.
- Professional Fees. Michael Cook of Schulte Roth & Zabel summarizes the recent In re Relativity Fashion LLC case relating to objections to investment banking transaction fees. In this instance, attempts to revisit 328-approved fees failed. For some inexplicable reason, Cook doesn't indicate whose applications were at risk - to the point of blatantly avoiding it even though the court makes no attempt to hide it. To spare you the suspense, it was Houlihan Lokey and PJT Partners LP that were attacked.
- Takata. Brendan Best of Varnum LLP writes about the implications of a Takata bankruptcy for trade creditors.
Things must have slowed down as a lot of professionals are putting pen to paper...
- Dead Malls. FTI Consulting provides an analysis.
- Deathtraps. Proskauer LLP's Daniel Desatnik discusses "death traps" as a tool in restructurings.
- Default Interest. Troutman Sanders LLP's Penelope Parmes, Matthew Brooks and Meghan Wells discuss a recent Ninth Circuit decision.
- Distressed Oil & Gas. Haynes & Boone LLP's Charles Beckham and Opportune LLP's Ryan Bouley discuss distressed debt and oil and gas bankruptcy.
- Election. Oaktree Capital Management's Howard Marks follows up on his pre-election letter with these insights.
- Jevic. Rebecca Hollander of Cole Schotz LLP discusses the upcoming Supreme Court hearing.
- LLC Blockers. Nancy Peterman of Greenberg Traurig LLP discusses blocking rights in LLC operating agreements.
- Make-Whole Analysis. Bracewell's Evan Flashen, David Lawton and Mark Dendinger review the Third Circuit's reversing opinion. As do Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP's Adam Harris, Lawrence Gelber, Michael Cook, and Lucy Kweskin here.
- Retail and Consumer Products. FTI Consulting released its 2016 Holiday Retail Report.
- Shipping. Bracewell's Evan Flaschen and Mark Dendinger are prolific this week, also addressing the increasingly distressed shipping space. Seward & Kissel LLP's John Ashmead, Michael Timpone, and Robert Gayda also address the distressed shipping space - highly relevant in light of this week's crazy drybulk shipper movements (see Dryships).
- Reed Smith covers every bankruptcy topic known to man in its October newsletter.
- Cole Schotz provides an update on third-party releases.
- Haynes & Boone LLP reports on the midstream oil & gas space.
- Haynes & Boone LLP releases its Fall borrowing base redeterminations survey.
- Kasowitz Benson released a primer on ad hoc committees.
- Schulte Roth discusses how the Sixth Circuit reasoned equitable mootness to dismiss an appeal from Detroit's confirmed plan.
- Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP provides an update on carve-outs given a recent 3rd circuit opinion.
- Weil covers make-wholes outside of the bankruptcy context.
- Sheppard Mullin reviews credit bidding.