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Practical Considerations in Structuring Alternative Financing Transactions for Upstream Producers


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Categories:
Institute for Energy Law |  Transactions
Faculty:
Omar J. Alaniz |  Rahul D. Vashi |  Kim Mai
Duration:
60 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jul 26, 2023
License:
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.



Description

This webinar will provide an overview of alternative financing transactions. The three panelists will discuss best practices in documenting alternative financing transactions and the importance of mitigating associated insolvency risk and commodity price volatility. They will also cover an examination of VPPs, ABS and ORRIs as well as the treatment of such instruments in a bankruptcy proceeding involving the grantor, particularly an action in bankruptcy to recharacterize the transaction. 

Credits


Texas
Accreditation Status:
Approved
Total Credits:
1.0
General Credits:
1.0
Ethics Credits:
0.0

California
Accreditation Status:
Participatory Credit
Total Credits:
1.0
General Credits:
1.0
Legal Ethics Credits:
0.0

Elimination of Bias Credit:

0.0

Substance Abuse/Mental Illness Credit:

0.0


Louisiana
Accreditation Status:
Approved
Total Credits:
1.0
General Credits:
1.0
Ethics Credits:
0.0

Professionalism Credits:
0.0

Law Office PracticeCredits:
0.0


New Mexico
Accreditation Status:
Approved
Total Credits:
1.0
General Credits:
1.0
Specialty Credits:
0.0

Pennsylvania
Accreditation Status:
Approved
Total Credits:
1.0
General Credits:
1.0
Ethics Credits:
0.0

Credit in Other States

Although MCLE credit has only been requested in these jurisdictions, you may be able to personally request and obtain credit in other jurisdictions—either participatory or self-study credit—but the rules vary greatly by jurisdiction. Please review your jurisdiction’s MCLE rules and regulations before purchasing or viewing this program if the purpose of your purchase is to obtain MCLE credit.



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Faculty

Omar J. Alaniz's Profile

Omar J. Alaniz Related Seminars and Products

Reed Smith LLP


Omar Alaniz is a partner in Reed Smith's Dallas and Houston offices (at the time of the webinar he was a partner at Baker Botts L.L.P. Omar’s diverse, complex chapter 11 practice includes representation of debtors, creditor committees, equity holders, joint venture partners, preference and fraudulent transfer plaintiffs and defendants, and other key stakeholders. He has appeared in bankruptcy and appellate courts throughout the country, including the Texas and United States Supreme Courts. He is the former Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Texas State Bar and is a current board member of the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation. He was a law clerk to former bankruptcy judge D. Michael Lynn for the Northern District of Texas.

Omar’s work and experience has garnered national attention. In 2019, Omar was invited to join the prestigious sixty-member National Bankruptcy Conference, whose primary purpose is to advise Congress on bankruptcy law. In 2017, the American Bankruptcy Institute included Omar in its inaugural list of the top "40 Under 40" insolvency professionals in the country.


Rahul D. Vashi's Profile

Rahul D. Vashi Related Seminars and Products

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Rahul’s practice focuses on acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic joint ventures involving a broad range of energy assets, with an emphasis on the upstream and midstream sectors. Rahul’s practice includes advising clients with the formation of drilling partnerships, joint development arrangements, farmout and participation agreements, and other joint venture arrangements, the acquisition and divestiture of upstream and midstream oil and gas assets and companies, and oil and gas special situations and alternative financing transactions.


Rahul has been recognized in Chambers USA for Energy: Oil & Gas —Transactional (Nationwide) for 2019–2021, with clients noting that "his strengths are his attention to detail and breadth of knowledge. He provides practical advice and appreciates what businesses are trying to accomplish."


Kim Mai's Profile

Kim Mai Related Seminars and Products

Haynes and Boone, LLP


Kim Mai is a member of the Energy Practice Group in the firm's Houston office. Her practice focuses on complex upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions, including financing, acquisitions and dispositions and hedging transactions. Kim has advised a wide variety of clients, including oil and gas companies and financial institutions.