Montgomery McCracken Receives “International Restructuring Deal of the Year” at the 9th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards

June 14, 2017

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NEW YORK – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the firm has received “International Restructuring Deal of the Year” award by the M&A Advisor at the 9th Annual International M&A Awards. The firm was recognized as part of a deal team for its involvement in the Chapter 11 cases of O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc., O.W. Bunker North America Inc. and O.W. Bunker USA Inc. (the OWB Debtors).

These cases were precipitated by the sudden collapse of OWB Denmark, which had been the world’s largest marine fuel supplier with operations in 29 countries, causing a flood of litigation throughout the global maritime industry and giving rise to unprecedented bankruptcy and maritime issues. The Debtors’ bankruptcy proceedings cases involved significant communication, coordination and negotiation with representatives of the O.W. Bunker estates in the United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, China, the Netherlands and Germany.

The Montgomery McCracken team included: Natalie Ramsey, Richard G. Placey, Davis Lee Wright and Mark A. Fink from the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice group; and Vincent M. DeOrchisRobert E. O’Connor and Kaspar Kielland from the firm’s Maritime and Transportation practice group.

Montgomery McCracken was co-counsel for the Debtors along with Robinson+Cole. Other professionals recognized for their roles in the case were Allen & Overy LLP, Alvarez & Marsal, Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Halloran & Sage LLP, Hunton & Williams, and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

In addition, The M&A Advisor has previously recognized the OWB deal team with the following awards:

About The M&A Advisor

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About Montgomery McCracken

Montgomery McCracken is a full-service law firm with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. The firm represents leading businesses, multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations and individuals across a wide range of industries in complex litigation matters, significant corporate transactions and challenging disputes. Follow the firm on Twitter at @MMWR_Law.



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