Past Event | April.20.2016 | 4pm - 6pm (Eastern Standard Time)New York
Long considered the "Energy Capital of the World," Houston is at the epicenter of current developments in oil & gas. We're pleased to have our new Houston partners join us in New York to share their perspective on:
The discussion will be led by Jonathan Ayre, Joe Roger and David Ronn, partners in Orrick's Houston office, Doug Mintz partner in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office, and Laura Metzger, partner in Orrick's New York office.
CLE Credits Available: Y
Jonathan Ayre represents energy, oil and gas, and chemical industry companies and their investors in acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, project development, financing and restructuring transactions. His practice includes the formation of private equity-backed entities investing in the energy, oil and gas, and chemicals industries.
Jonathan’s recent experience includes representing the noteholders in two securitizations of oil and gas wellbore assets of Raisa Energy, an Encap portfolio company, and Diversified Gas & Oil, an AIM listed public company. The transactions were named by Texas Lawbook as Top 10 Most Important Deals in Texas for 2019. He also represented Wells Fargo as administrative agent in connection with the Legacy Reserves prepetition $575 million first-lien RBL facility, $350 million DIP financing and $500 million committed exit facility, which ended in a full cash repayment for Wells Fargo and all lenders under the prepetition first-lien RBL and DIP facilities.
Jonathan serves as a member of Orrick's Finance and Audit Committee and its Professional Development Committee, and as the firm's Recruiting Liaison to The University of Texas School of Law.
Joe focuses his practice on oil and gas transactions, advising a broad range of clients in transactional matters across key areas of the oil and gas value chain, including upstream (conventional and unconventional resources), midstream, downstream, LNG, oilfield services, environmental services, industrial services and infrastructure.
He has a particular focus on acquisitions and divestitures, joint venture arrangements, private equity investments and project development. He regularly represents integrated oil and gas companies, independent exploration and production companies, national oil companies, private equity funds, LNG project developers, pipeline companies, oilfield service and equipment companies, environmental services companies, and industrial services companies, among others.
Doug Mintz is a first call for energy, commodities, technology and public finance restructuring.
Doug has deep experience representing lenders, debtors and official and ad hoc committees. He works primarily with bank and hedge fund investors and co-leads Orrick’s hedge fund client initiative. Doug also represents debtors in the Energy and Technology sectors.
Doug is currently representing hedge funds in a variety of energy and public finance situations – representing groups of funds in multiple distressed situations. The Financial Times recently recognized Orrick's work as co-counsel to the COFINA Senior Bondholders' Coalition as Highly Commended in its "Innovation in Legal Expertise, Managing Complexity and Scale" category of legal innovation awards. He also served recently as debtor’s counsel to Ocean Rig in its global restructuring and Lily Robotics and bondholders in several distressed energy and infrastructure situations.
Chambers USA rates him in Band 3, calling him “a shining star . . . able to apply both a legal mindset and a businessperson’s mindset to distressed situations.” Doug has also been named a Next Generation lawyer by Legal 500, noting he is an “excellent performer” for his work in both Municipal Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring.
Prior to joining Orrick, Doug was special counsel at Cadwalader, where he was best known for his representation of the United States Treasury in the bankruptcies of both General Motors and Chrysler (M&A Advisor’s Magnus Deal of the Year). Treasury also retained Doug in the restructuring of several financial institutions.
Laura Metzger is a partner in the Restructuring Group, Office Leader of Orrick’s New York office and a member of Orrick's Management Committee.
She regularly represents financial institutions, funds and investors involved in bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings, foreclosures, distressed sales and acquisitions, loan and claims trading, bankruptcy litigation and refinancing involving syndicated loan facilities, debtor-in-possession financing and exit financing.
Recognized as “outstanding” by Legal 500, Laura was also named an "up and coming" lawyer by Chambers USA, which praised her “very commercial and solution oriented” approach. She is “a very capable lawyer who gives great advice,” according to clients.
She serves as counsel to lenders, creditors, investors, purchasers and sponsors. Her clients include Wells Fargo, Royal Bank of Canada, Citigroup Financial Products Inc., ECN Capital Corporation, Equinor, Portigon AG, Macquarie, PwC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Transurban, the Bank of Nova Scotia, Commerzbank, Hackman Capital, Erste Abwicklungsanstalt, and KBC Bank, among others.
Laura has been involved in many prominent bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring cases, including Legacy Reserves, White Eagle, Cobalt, Chesapeake Energy, Shopko, The Weinstein Company, Stearns Lending, Lily Robotics, Seadrill, Chaparral, CHC Helicopters, Erickson, GT Advanced Technologies, Hostess, Pocahontas Parkway, Indiana Toll Road, Eagle Bulk, Fresh & Easy, American Airlines, Chemtura Corporation, Lazare Kaplan, Hawker Beechcraft, Metro Fuel, Claim Jumper Restaurants, Abitibibowater, Nortel, Fabrikant, Scotia Pacific, VICORP, Sea Containers, Lyondell, Foxwoods, Delta, US Air, Northwest, Star Diamond, and Ritchie Risk-Linked Strategies Trading (Ireland) Limited. She handles cross-border restructuring matters in major international jurisdictions such as Canada, Europe, and Hong Kong.