Bankruptcy Code 546(e) Safe Harbor: Invoking the Customer Defense in Avoidance Actions After Tribune II
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel to commercial parties on the interpretation of the safe harbor provisions in Bankruptcy Code Section 546(e) after the Second Circuit's decision in In re Tribune Co. Fraudulent Conveyance Litig., Case No. 13-3992 (2d Cir. Dec. 19, 2019) (Tribune II). The webinar will also review other safe harbors in Section 546.
- Section 546(e)
- Protected payments, parties, contracts
- Leveraged buyouts
- FTI Consulting Inc. v. Merit Mgmt. Gp. L.P.
- Tribune II
- Defining "customer"
- Structuring the principal-agent relationship
- Review of Sections 546(f), (g), and (j)
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How did Tribune II limit and address the Merit decision?
- Does the specific type of "financial institution" matter under Section 546(e)?
- How should parties in leveraged buyouts structure payments?
- What questions did Tribune II leave open?
Brandon M. Hammer
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Mr. Hammer’s practice focuses on financial institutions and transactions.| Read More
Mr. Hammer’s practice focuses on financial institutions and transactions.Close
Associate Professor of Law
Texas Southern University
Mr. Marchetti’s teaching and research interests are in the following areas: bankruptcy and reorganization,... | Read More
Mr. Marchetti’s teaching and research interests are in the following areas: bankruptcy and reorganization, finance, secured transactions, commercial law, banking law, business associations, commercial transactions, contracts and law and economics. Before joining academia, he worked as in-house counsel at WestLB AG, which, at the time, was an international commercial bank with world-wide operations. While working at WestLB, Mr. Marchetti worked on capital markets transactions (including swaps, other derivatives and repos), chapter 11 bankruptcy matters and a wide variety of commercial finance transactions (including real estate finance, asset backed lending, lending to oil and gas companies and project finance). Before working at WestLB, he was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and at Thelen, Reid & Priest in New York City. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Marchetti served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court.Close
Sean T. Scott
Mr. Scott represents institutional lenders, bank groups, hedge funds and other creditors in out-of-court workouts and... | Read More
Mr. Scott represents institutional lenders, bank groups, hedge funds and other creditors in out-of-court workouts and in-court bankruptcy proceedings. In the course of his practice, he also advises corporate clients on distressed asset sales and acquisitions and on structuring considerations in complex debt transactions.Close