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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

SES gains access to new Intelsat depositions

Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy court has approved SES’s application to depose 4 senior Intelsat staffers including Intelsat’s former CFO Jacques Kerrest. His retirement was announced back in January 2019. Others to be deposed include Michael DeMarco (EVP/Chief Services Officer), Henrich Heuer (SVP/Finance & Treasurer until April 2020), and retired General Ellen Pawlikowski (Intelsat board director […]

November 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

SES fights back in ‘expert witness’ spat

Last week it was alleged by Intelsat’s lawyers that an expert witness retained by SES to provide advice in the Intelsat bankruptcy case should be excluded. Intelsat’s lawyers argued that James Millstein, co-chairman of Guggenheim Securities, had been retained on a contingent fee tied directly to his testimony. ‘Not so’ implied SES’s lawyers who commeneted: […]

November 11, 2021

Intelsat’s court allows SES expert witnesses

Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy court has denied a Motion from Intelsat’s lawyers to bar two expert witnesses from giving their evidence. In particular, SES had wanted to call Jane Mago as an expert witness in its dispute with Intelsat. Her evidence covers what the FCC orders and regulations mean. The second witness permitted to appear […]

November 10, 2021

Intelsat’s bankruptcy lawyers employ 118

Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction looks certain to go on well into 2022 before all the elements are wrapped up. Meanwhile, the lawyers acting for Intelsat have 118 staff members employed – in some degree or other – on the litigation. In a comprehensive 870-page filing into Intelsat’s bankruptcy court on November 1st the lawyers […]

November 3, 2021

Intelsat’s bankruptcy court sets key dates

Intelsat is inching towards its exit from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction. Its bankruptcy court has now set the dates for the Confirmation Hearing of its formal Exit Plan. Intelsat’s lawyers issued its final Disclosure Statement – which can still be amended and modified – on October 17th. They had hoped to start the process […]

October 25, 2021

Intelsat closer to bankruptcy exit

A large set of documents have been sent to all parties involved in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction of Intelsat. Back on September 7th the bankruptcy court handling Intelsat’s affairs issued an order that the Confirmation Hearing on Intelsat’s ‘Disclosure Statement’ and latest ‘Plan of Reorganisation’ from bankruptcy will commence on November 8th. The documents […]

September 29, 2021

Busy times for Intelsat in bankruptcy court

It’s always lively at Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy court. On September 24th, for example, there were 17 separate filings laid before the court. However, a key problem could be partially resolved on September 29th, when Intelsat’s bankruptcy court will be asked to appoint an external examiner to investigate the potential claims against Intelsat and the […]

September 27, 2021

SES requests Mago as witness in Intelsat dispute

SES, in a filing with Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy court, says it wants Jane Mago as an expert witness in its dispute with Intelsat. Mago will speak as a witness on the general subject matter of her recent report which covers arguments regarding which Intelsat entity is entitled to any potential FCC accelerated relocation payments […]

September 20, 2021

Intelsat publishes formal cautions to investors

Intelsat has used the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to publish warnings to investors of an upcoming court hearing to consider confirmation of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction. The notice reminds investors that on September 7th Intelsat’s bankruptcy court entered an order which approved Intelsat’s disclosure and exit plan [from bankruptcy]. The court […]

September 16, 2021By Chris Forrester