Montgomery McCracken Selected as Finalist for Two Awards for the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

September 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Montgomery McCracken has been selected as a finalist for the “Energy Deal of the Year” award and “Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $100MM)” award for the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The Firm was recognized 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. These cases were precipitated by the sudden collapse of OWB Denmark, which had been the world’s largest marine fuel supplier, causing a flood of litigation throughout the global maritime industry and giving rise to unprecedented bankruptcy and maritime issues.

The Montgomery McCracken team included bankruptcy and maritime attorneys. Natalie D. Ramsey, Richard G. Placey, Davis Lee Wright and Mark A. Fink are members of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice group. Vincent M. DeOrchis, Robert E. O’Connor and Kaspar Kielland are members of the firm’s Maritime and Transportation practice group.

Since the effective date of the liquidation plan, Montgomery McCracken continues to work with O.W. Bunker North America Inc. Liquidating Trust and the O.W. Bunker USA Inc. Liquidating Trust (the “OWB Trusts”) as lead counsel responsible for bankruptcy-related claim and collections litigation as well as maritime/admiralty litigation pending before various U.S. District Courts in connection with ship/vessel arrest proceedings and maritime-related interpleader actions.

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