Companies facing insolvency issues arising out of the energy and natural resources sector turn to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner for capable and experienced counsel. The attorneys in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Client Service Group are located and practice throughout the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom and China, and provide a range of business-advisory and crisis-management skills, including insightful and practical guidance to parties in situations where companies face the risks and implications of insolvency. Members of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s restructuring practice have long been known for their creative problem-solving abilities, responsiveness and networks with financial institutions, restructuring advisors and other attorneys. The combination of these resources allows us to develop the most appropriate business solutions based upon our clients’ needs and goals. We have the ability and experience to resolve, promptly and cost-effectively, novel and difficult legal issues in energy and natural resource-related restructurings, out-of-court workouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations, distressed sales, litigation matters and other insolvency proceedings.
Retained by financial institution as indenture trustee in anticipation of defaults and/or restructurings by petroleum, energy, oil and natural gas companies.
Represented the CFO and key supplier in the Chapter 11 cases of leading natural gas storage company valued at over $750 million.
Represented a former owner of uranium mines and uranium mill in the restructuring of mining property and uranium mill permitting and bonding arrangements in connection with bankruptcy sale of mines and mill by Energy Fuels to Denison, including release of mill bond liability by NRC.
Represent Canadian issuer of bonds as U.S. mining counsel in Cline Mining bankruptcy currently pending in Denver bankruptcy court.
Represented international gold mining company in the workout and successful restructuring of an Australian subsidiary’s multiple-counterparty metal and currency hedge book and bond tender, including advice in connection with bankruptcy proceedings in Australia.
Representation of copper producer in workout and pre-bankruptcy planning relating to copper and interest rate hedging transactions entered into in connection with project financing of Utah copper mine.