Weston T. Eguchi

Counsel

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8881
F 212 728 9881
weguchiwillkie.com

Weston T. Eguchi is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and a member of the Finance Practice Group.  Weston has represented hedge funds, banks, financial institutions and other parties in connection with chapter 11 and 15 commercial bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, distressed asset sales and financing transactions.  He regularly advises buy and sell-side firms on investments in distressed and stressed credits.  Weston also has substantial experience related to cross-border insolvencies, derivatives and other “safe harbor” financial contracts, structured finance transactions and pensions-related issues.

Weston was among a group of professionals worldwide selected for the first class of the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Leadership Program, and was also selected to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ (NCBJ) Next Generation program.  He has served as an observer delegate to the Working Group V (insolvency) meetings of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).  He has been selected as a Rising Star in Business Bankruptcy by Super Lawyers from 2013 to present.

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Weston T. Eguchi is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and a member of the Finance Practice Group.  Weston has represented hedge funds, banks, financial institutions and other parties in connection with chapter 11 and 15 commercial bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, distressed asset sales and financing transactions.  He regularly advises buy and sell-side firms on investments in distressed and stressed credits.  Weston also has substantial experience related to cross-border insolvencies, derivatives and other “safe harbor” financial contracts, structured finance transactions and pensions-related issues.

Selected Significant Matters

Weston has advised on the following significant matters:

  • CGG (steering committee of high yield bond holders)
  • Illinois Power Generating Company (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • TerraForm Global Inc. (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • Samson Resources Corporation (second lien agent and lenders)
  • Ultra Petroleum (bondholder and lender)
  • Peabody Energy (DIP lenders)
  • Pacific Exploration & Production (Canadian monitor as foreign representative in chapter 15 proceeding)
  • Walter Energy Canada Holdings (Canadian monitor and team supporting independent expert to debtors)
  • Maple Bank GmbH (Canada Branch) (court-appointed liquidator as party to U.S. chapter 15 proceeding)
  • TOUSA, Inc. (largest secured lender)
  • RG Steel, Inc. (debtors)
  • Nortel Networks Inc. (U.K. pension trustees and PPF)
  • Aleris International, Inc. (ad hoc group of lenders)
  • VICORP Restaurants, Inc. (purchasers in 363 sale)
  • Quebecor World Inc. (agent for receivables securitization facility and lender)
  • AbitibiBowater, Inc. (agent for prepetition secured facility)

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