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Second Circuit Opines on Cramdown Interest and Make-Whole Premiums

Insight Douglas J. Schneller Douglas J. Schneller · November 13, 2017

Creditors, secured lenders and debtors take note: the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has spoken on how to determine the appropriate “cramdown” interest rate for replacement notes issued to senior lien holders, and whether noteholders were entitled to the “make-whole” premium under the indenture.

Read the details and potential ramifications here.


Douglas Schneller handles a broad range of complex transactional matters involving bank finance and lending; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; intercreditor and subordination arrangements, including for mezzanine, leveraged, multi-lien and unitranche financings; claims analysis and reconciliation; and purchases and sales of par and distressed assets such as bank loans, notes, accounts receivable, trade claims, bankruptcy claims, and equity interests. He also counsels clients on a range of other transactional matters, including trade and receivable finance (including default-triggered puts and vendor/account receivable and trade financing); bankruptcy transactional matters including distressed investing, rescue and debtor-in-possession finance, and sales under Bankruptcy Code Section 363; corporate trust and agency; structured products; private placements; portfolio management and monitoring; and securities law matters.