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- Chambers USA, Band 1 for Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Nationwide and NYC) and "Bankruptcy Law Firm of the Year" in 2019
For more than 25 years, Paul, Weiss has been deeply involved in in- and out-of-court restructuring matters requiring coordination across multiple jurisdictions. We regularly serve as U.S. counsel to debtors, stakeholder groups and officials appointed in non-U.S. proceedings (e.g., joint administrators, liquidators, etc.) in matters involving a diverse array of industries, guiding clients through difficult negotiations and contentious court proceedings to obtain desired outcomes in complex, cross-border restructurings.
Bumble Bee's Chapter 11 Case
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, one of the world's largest branded shelf-stable seafood providers, and its affiliates, as lead U.S. counsel in the successful going-concern sale of its businesses for $928 million through coordinated chapter 11 cases and Canadian restructuring proceedings.
The ad hoc group of 2020 secured PDVSA noteholders in a potential restructuring of the senior secured notes issued by Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., an oil and gas company that is wholly owned by the government of Venezuela.
Glitnir’s Chapter 15 Case
The Winding-up Board of Glitnir hf in the former Icelandic bank’s chapter 15 case, including gaining recognition and enforcement in the United States of (a) the Reykjavík District Court’s order confirming Glitnir’s composition plan and (b) certain related resolutions approved by Glitnir’s creditors. This matter was recognized by The American Lawyer as the “Global Finance Deal of the Year: Private Restructuring.”
CGG’s Prenegotiated Cross-border Restructuring
Certain subsidiaries of CGG S.A., a Paris-based global geophysical and geoscience services company serving customers principally in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, in their prenegotiated chapter 11 cases by which the company and its subsidiaries equitized approximately $2 billion of unsecured debt through concurrent restructuring proceedings in France and the United States. Brian S. Hermann was named an American Lawyer 2018 “Dealmaker of the Year” for his work representing CGG S.A. in its chapter 11 cases.
Performance Sports Group’s Cross-border Bankruptcy Cases
Performance Sports Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of sports equipment and apparel with products marketed under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK and EASTON brand names, among others, as U.S. counsel in its complex U.S. and Canadian bankruptcy cases, including the going concern sale of its business to a third party stalking horse bidder. This matter was recognized by The M&A Advisor as the “Restructuring of the Year ($500MM-$1B)” and by The Turnaround Management Association as the "Transaction of the Year: Large Company."
Toys “R” Us’s Restructuring
An ad hoc group of holders of prepetition secured notes and DIP notes issued by the holding company that owned Toys “R” Us’s international business in (a) the restructuring of Toys “R” Us, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries through concurrent proceedings in the U.S. and multiple foreign jurisdictions and (b) the provision of $455 million of debtor-in-possession financing, the proceeds of which were used to fund the company’s international businesses.
Mood Media’s Cross-Border Restructuring
U.S. counsel to certain noteholders holding a majority of notes issued by Mood Media, a leading global provider of in-store media and marketing services with $650 million in funded debt obligations, in a comprehensive debt and equity restructuring through proceedings in Canada and the United States.
Oro Negro’s Contentious Cross-Border Restructuring
An ad hoc group of senior secured creditors of Oro Negro, a Mexican offshore drilling company, in a restructuring of over $900 million of secured debt obligations issued pursuant to Norwegian law-governed documents that involves contested concurso mercantil proceedings in Mexico, a related chapter 15 proceeding in the Southern District of New York, and litigation in Singapore.
Pacific Exploration’s Cross-border Restructuring
U.S. counsel to the ad hoc committee of senior noteholders of Pacific Exploration and Production and certain debtor-in-possession financing providers in connection with the cross-border restructuring of the company’s approximately $5 billion of debt obligations through proceedings commenced in Canada, the United States and Colombia.
Billabong’s Cross-border Recapitalization
Centerbridge Partners, L.P. and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in connection with a term loan and stock purchase to recapitalize Billabong International Limited, a public corporation organized in Australia that specializes in the sale of apparel and accessories related to skateboarding and surfing.