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Intelsat’s advisors have bills trimmed

Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction has seen the court-appointed Fee Examiner look at every invoice submitted during the three-month period of June 1st-August 31st 2021 by Intelsat’s various professional advisers and advisors to Intelsat’s shareholders and other key parties. The Examiner has trimmed just about every monthly/quarterly billing summary. The Examiner’s work is routine although […]

January 27, 2022

EU approves Allianz Intelsat control

Intelsat is in the process of exiting its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction. It has organised its post-bankruptcy financing and German financial services giant Allianz will be very much in control of Intelsat. The European Commission approved on January 24th the control of Intelsat Holdings SA by Allianz SE and has given the green light to […]

January 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat bankruptcy: ‘Omnibus’ hearing on Jan 6

Intelsat’s long journey, from May 13th 2020, to ending its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction, has its end in sight. Its bankruptcy court has planned an Omnibus hearing for today (January 6th at 11.00 am ET) in Virginia. The Court has already approved Intelsat’s exit plan. Judge Keith Phillips will hear submissions on one remaining contested […]

January 6, 2022

Intelsat Creditor Settlements approved

Judge Keith Phillips, on December 16th, approved Intelsat’s plan for the settlement of much of its indebtedness prior to its May 2020 Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The bottom line is that the agreement reduces Intelsat’s old debts of about $16 billion by more than half thanks to the acceptance of the company’s new Plan of Reorganisation. […]

December 17, 2021

Last day for Intelsat confirmation hearing?

Judge Keith Phillips has set December 16th for what looks likely to be the final day set aside for Intelsat’s bankruptcy Exit Plan confirmation hearings. There will be other discussions, motions and legal manoeuvres but most observers expect this particular element of the bankruptcy exit process to wrap. Judge Phillips has already set aside January […]

December 16, 2021

Intelsat asks court to approve exit financing plan

Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction has cost the business some $200 million in legal and professional fees. The end might now be in sight, but there will still be arguments on the exact shape of the new business, and Judge Keith Phillips will still be reviewing documents well into the New Year. Intelsat entered into […]

December 15, 2021

Parties narrow issues in Intelsat Exit Plan

The bankruptcy court in the Intelsat review and confirmation of its Exit Plan heard that a number of issues previously considered contentious have “been narrowed” according to Steven Serajeddini, a restructuring partner at Kirkland & Ellis, who are acting for Intelsat in the case. The court heard that the parties want to wrap the discussions […]

December 14, 2021

Fraud allegation in Intelsat bankruptcy

December 10th saw a submission entered into Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearing which used the phrase ‘actio pauliana’, which translates as meaning ‘designed to protect creditors from fraudulent legal transactions’. The phrase was used by Luxembourg lawyer, Yann Hilpert, in his declaration to the court. He said that under Luxembourg law, an actio pauliana is […]

December 13, 2021

Intelsat creeps towards bankruptcy exit

Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy court on December 9th heard detailed evidence from one of its reconstruction financial advisors. This was Day 4 of a probable 10-day legal process to see Intelsat’s exit from bankruptcy approved. However, the expert was challenged as to whether he had examined alternate methods to exit bankruptcy. Also, on December 9th, […]

December 10, 2021

Intelsat bankruptcy exit plan “inept”

In truth, Intelsat’s bankruptcy has been criticised by investors and creditors since Day One of its Chapter 11 process. But November 17th saw a slew of extra motions tabled and due to be heard on December 2nd by the court. In essence, the documents call for Intelsat’s Amended Exit Plan to be rejected. Most of […]

November 18, 2021