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 (Automotive, Cramdown, Third Party Releases)

Automotive AdvancementFoley & Lardner LLP has a thing or two to say about electric cars and autonomous vehicles. Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency issued a report on plug-in electric vehicles

CramdownBaker McKenzie's Edward Wu summarizes the Second Circuit's decision in In re MPM Silicones LLC, where the court ruled that the market rate test should applied secured creditor cramdown (rather than the lower formula rate). Orrick's Evan Hollander also has a viewAs does Mintz Levin's Kaitlin Walsh. Meanwhile, Bloomberg's Matt Levine looks at the case from a different perspective.

Third Party ReleasesJones Day's Corinne Ball weighs in.