Bracewell LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Bracewell’s restructuring practice advises parties on a broad range of restructurings, primarily in the energy sector. The team focuses on:

  • energy sector workouts and Chapter 11 cases for both creditors and debtors, including oil and gas, exploration and production, and power projects, including debtor representations  and secured lender representations;

  • ad hoc creditor groups, where they typically represent anywhere between five and 50 holders of public bonds, private notes or first or second lien loans in high-profile and big-dollar restructurings and bankruptcies;

  • international restructurings; with a particular focus on restructurings in Australia, Canada and Latin America;

  • maritime shipping and other international companies seeking Chapter 11 protection as part of their global restructuring efforts;

  • specialty bond niches, including tribal and other casino revenue bonds and municipal bonds;

  • private equity and hedge funds in connection with distressed debt acquisitions and control strategies both in Chapter 11 and out-of-court, including a specialization in Section 363 transactions and credit bids; and

  • distressed M&A and related investments.

Bracewell has a strong bankruptcy litigation practice, which is especially critical in today’s economic climate given the proliferation of fraudulent transfer, fiduciary duty, lender liability, valuation disputes, and other complex litigation issues arising in Chapter 11 case