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A top-notch restructuring group, capable of handling the biggest and the most difficult restructuring from either company side or creditors’ side.

- Chambers USA, Band 1 Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Nationwide and NY)

Utilities, Coal, Power and Other Energy

Our restructuring department fields large, multidisciplinary teams that leverage the resources of our firm as a whole. We act on all sides of cutting-edge restructuring transactions across a range of industries.

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  • Ryze Renewables Chapter 11 Cases and 363 Sale

    Ryze Renewables, a Las Vegas-based developer of a biofuels refinery, in its chapter 11 cases in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, including a court-supervised 363 asset sale process.

  • Salem Harbor Power Development LP Prearranged Chapter 11 Cases

    Salem Harbor Power Development LP and certain of its affiliates, owner of a 674 MW gas fired combined cycle electric power generating facility located in Salem, Massachusetts, in their prearranged chapter 11 cases commenced on March 23, 2022 in the District of Delaware.

  • Pacific Gas & Electric’s Chapter 11 Case

    California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in the chapter 11 cases of PG&E Corporation and its primary operating subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, California’s largest investor-owned public utility and the largest public utility in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy, with a reported $71.4 billion in assets and $51.7 billion in liabilities. Paul, Weiss also represented CPUC in PG&E’s previous bankruptcy proceedings, including related litigation and appeals, from which PG&E emerged in 2003.

  • Frontera Generation's Prearranged Chapter 11 Cases

    Blackstone Group in a restructuring of its portfolio company, Frontera Generation, the operator of a 526 megawatt power plant on the U.S.-Mexican border, through prearranged chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas. The company’s plan provided for the restructuring of over $1 billion in liabilities.

  • Foresight Energy Restructurings

    Foresight Energy, a leading producer of thermal coal based in the Illinois basin, in (a) its prearranged chapter 11 case that reduced over $1 billion of its funded indebtedness and (b) an out-of-court restructuring of approximately $2 billion of secured and unsecured debt and a follow-on refinancing of more than $1.3 billion of outstanding indebtedness.

  • W Wind Down's Restructuring

    An ad hoc group led by The Baupost Group, L.L.C. in acquiring more than $7.5 billion in claims against Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and its affiliates and subsequently negotiating the Westinghouse plan that centered on a $4 billion asset sale. Pursuant to the Plan, the ad hoc group took ownership of W Wind Down Co., the entity responsible for resolving all claims in the Westinghouse chapter 11 cases.

  • Halcón Resources' Prepackaged Chapter 11 Case

    An ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders in the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of independent energy company Battalion Oil (fka Halcón Resources Corporation), including in connection with providing debtor-in-possession financing

  • TCEH’s Chapter 11 Case

    The ad hoc committee of certain first lien senior secured creditors of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company, an electric utility provider, in the company’s chapter 11 case involving approximately $32 billion of secured and unsecured debt.

  • Walter Energy’s Chapter 11 Cases

    Walter Energy, a leading producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry, in its U.S.-Canadian cross-border restructuring, including all aspects of its chapter 11 case, resulting in the discharge of over $4 billion of secured and unsecured debt and the going concern sale of the company’s core mining operations to its senior lenders. This matter was recognized by The M&A Advisor as the “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1B)” and “Section 363 Sale of the Year (Over $1B).”

  • Westinghouse Electric’s Financing Facility

    Apollo Capital Management, on behalf of certain funds and accounts it manages, in providing an $800 million debtor-in-possession superpriority term loan financing facility to Westinghouse Electric Company, and certain of its affiliates, a global business that builds, maintains and services more than half of the nuclear power plants in the world.

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