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 is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He was also selected as a Rising Star in Business Bankruptcy by Super Lawyers from 2013 to 2016. He was part of the Willkie teams recognized by IFLR Americas Award for the “Private Equity Deal of the Year 2019” for their role in Brookfield Business Partners’ acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company and by IFLR Europe Awards for the “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for their role in the restructuring of CGG S.A.

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).

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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, among others:

  • Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. (ad hoc group of first lien lenders / DIP lenders)
  • Sprint Industrial Holdings, LLC (ad hoc group of first lien lenders)
  • Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (chapter 11 debtor)
  • Glansaol Holding Inc. (chapter 11 debtor)
  • Westinghouse Electric Company (acquirer / plan investor)
  • CGG (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • Illinois Power Generating Company (ad hoc group of bondholders)
  • Samson Resources Corporation (second lien agent and lenders)
  • Ultra Petroleum (bondholder and lender)
  • 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)
  • TOUSA, Inc. (largest secured lender)
  • Nortel Networks Inc. (U.K. pension trustees and PPF)
  • VICORP Restaurants, Inc. (purchasers in 363 sale)

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