What the Pros Say (Amazon, Canada, Makewhole, Third Party Releases)

Amazon & Antitrust. This law journal piece runs through the anticompetitive aspects of Amazon's structure.

Canada and Environmental Issues. As Baker McKenzie's Michael Nowina and Glenn Gibson write here, the Supreme Court of Canada will revisit whether secured creditors ought to be paid before environmental claims stemming from abandoned oil and gas wells.

Energy. Lazard Ltd. shares its analysis of the levelized cost of (wind and solar) energy.

Makewhole/Interest Rate. While In re MPM Silicones LLC (Momentive) gives restructuring geeks subjects to opine on (hereKramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP's Greg Horowitz and Marsha Sukach; hereKing & Spalding LLP's Austin Jowers; hereLatham & Watkins LLP's Mitchell Seider, David Hammerman, Keith Simon, Jeffrey Mispagel, and Annmarie Reilly), the company's owners are moving forward towards an exit. The company plans a $350mm IPO. In the fiscal year closed June 30, the company had sales of $2.3b and losses of $146mm. The largest owners are Apollo Capital ManagementOaktree Capital ManagementD.E. Shaw, and Pentwater Capital Management.

Third Party Releases. A lineup of Shearman & Sterling LLP partners summarize recent Delaware caselaw.

What the Pros Say (Amazon, Canada, Distressed Banks, Retail)

AmazonFTI Consulting's Christa Hart and Khaled Haram ask whether the retail behemoth is invincible.

Canada & Oil/Gas Remediation. Michael Nowina and Glenn Gibson of Baker McKenzie write about a significant (and somewhat perplexing) decision about who bears the costs of remediation of abandoned oil and gas wells.

Distressed Banks. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff weighs in on how to treat them. 

RetailIn this ABI podcast (audio, obvi), Bradford Sandler of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP and Amir Agam of FTI Consulting discuss recent trends in the retail space.