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NATPE files for Chapter 11

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) is filing a court petition to restructure its business affairs under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. NATPE has cited the pandemic and being forced to cancel its flaghip trade show in 2021 and again in 2022 (replacing them with virtual events), and an event in Miami earlier this year. […]

October 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat lawyers explain Chapter 11 challenges

Steven Serajeddini, a partner in giant US law firm Kirkland & Ellis, which represented Intelsat during its Chapter 11 restructuring, has explained to LevFin Insights how, as debtors’ counsel, they overcame many of the challenges faced by Intelsat during the process. He said that key to the settlement was consensus although it took “two hard-fought […]

September 12, 2022

Insider trading allegations continue at Intelsat

Hill vs Silver Lake Group is the name for a consolidated Class Action against investors in Intelsat and alleging that some investors and individuals deliberately sold their share in Intelsat in November 2019 – prior to the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of inside information. The then chairman of Intelsat, David McGlade, is […]

July 27, 2022

Intelsat gains Final Decree

June 30th saw Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy confirm another stage in its overall exit from its financial reconstruction. Judge Keith Phillips signed off Intelsat’s Final Decree which affected dozens of “Affiliated Cases” and involving most of the Intelsat sister and subsidiary trading entities. A few cases remain pending and open to be resolved and include […]

July 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat’s bankruptcy fees cost it $288m

Declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is an expensive and often risky decision. Certainly, the costs for Intelsat’s declaration to adopt Chapter 11 cost it two years of – at best – marking time, major changes to its management team and risks that it could be penalised over the long-running dispute with SES over the division […]

May 11, 2022

Intelsat emerges from Chapter 11

Intelsat has formally confirmed its emergence from Chapter 11 reconstruction. The satellite operator said it had emerged as a private company with a substantially strengthened capital structure to support its growth as the leader in satellite communications. This final milestone follows receipt of regulatory approvals, completion of certain corporate actions, and satisfaction of other customary […]

February 24, 2022

FCC approves Intelsat’s exit from bankruptcy

The FCC has approved Intelsat’s exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the transfer of the ‘old’ company’s ‘debtor in possession’ (DIP) assets to the newly established parent business based in Luxembourg. The FCC’s International Bureau chief Thomas Sullivan said the transfer was in the public interest and approved the request. The FCC ruling explains the […]

February 21, 2022

SES vs Intelsat: Trial wraps

The SES vs Intelsat 50/50 trial over FCC C-band incentive payments has finished its initial examination and cross examination of witnesses. Far fewer witnesses were called by either party and consequently the hearings lasted just 6 full days instead of the 10-12 initially expected. Judge Keith Phillips ruled that both parties must submit their “findings […]

February 18, 2022

SES vs Intelsat week 2 update

The hearing of the litigation between SES and Intelsat in front of Judge Keith Phillips is now well into its second week. The dispute concerns the division of FCC ‘incentive’ payments. SES is claiming 50 per cent of the FCC’s allocation of payments, plus damages against Intelsat.. One of the many Intelsat lawyers on the […]

February 16, 2022

No delay for Intelsat’s bankruptcy exit

The trial between SES and Intelsat over how the FCC’s C-band ‘incentive payments’ are being distributed opens on February 7th. The court has set aside up to two weeks for the hearings before Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy judge Keith Phillips. However, last week the judge delayed an element of the trial dispute revolving around a […]

February 7, 2022