Broadcast Date: Monday, July 31, 2017
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)


Following the dramatic declines in oil and gas prices, the industry has witnessed how exploration and production (E&P) companies greatly relied on restructurings to cope up with their financial distress. It is no secret that the rapid and severe declines have posed significant challenges and profound implications on the oil and gas industry. Considering the high fixed costs and companies’ heavy debt loads, many industry observers are anticipating for the continued uptick of oil and gas restructurings.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to Oil and Gas Restructuring. Speakers will also offer practical tips and strategies to maximize opportunities and overcome potential challenges and risks.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Review of the Decline Map
  • Implications on the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Oil and Gas Restructuring
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • Recent Trends and Critical Restructuring Issues
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Best Strategies and Practice


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast



Basic Knowledge on Oil and Gas Restructuring


Course Code:




Specialized Knowledge and Applications



Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Timothy Hynes, Head of Research

Tim Hynes Head of North American Research at Debtwire. Prior to joining Debtwire he was Head of Debt Capital Markets at Gleacher and Company. Mr. Hynes has also held positions at Cerberus Capital, Bankers Trust and GE Capital. Mr. Hynes received a BA in Finance from Michigan State University.

Shane G. Ramsey, Partner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Shane Ramsey is the Vice Chair of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group. Mr. Ramsey regularly represents committees of unsecured creditors, indenture trustees, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, bondholders, noteholders, liquidation trustees, plan administrators, disbursing agents, and other entities in bankruptcy reorganizations, liquidation proceedings, and bankruptcy related litigation.

Mr. Ramsey also has experience handling complex civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution settings, including arbitration and mediation. His business litigation experience includes contract disputes, business torts, breach of fiduciary duties, officer and director liabilities, and other general litigation matters.

John H. Thompson, Partner
McGuireWoods LLP

John’s practice focuses on complex Chapter 11 cases and debtor and creditor rights. He handles business reorganizations and cross-border insolvency matters, and has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, acquirers, landlords and equity holders, both in and out of court, across a broad range of industries.Over the course of his career, John served as a key team member in the representation of numerous high-profile Chapter 11 debtors, including Enron, Worldcom, Northwest and LyondellBasell. In addition, he represents a number of creditors in the Lehman bankruptcies, and regularly advises financial institutions on trading contract and derivatives issues.

Aaron M. Kibbey, Managing Director
Huron Consulting Group

Aaron is a C-level executive and a nationally recognized restructuring & turnaround professional with more than 20 years of management and operations experience, including 15+ years in corporate finance, business development, M+A and restructuring. He has served in multiple leadership roles within companies to include General Manager with direct profit and loss responsibility and interim Chief Financial Officer. He also has significant experience serving in crisis management positions within companies facing operational and financial challenges and is well-versed at evaluating executive teams, working directly with boards of directors, and managing and negotiating with diverse lender groups in workout situations. His extensive experience working within distressed companies provides him with first-hand knowledge of the challenges and issues facing senior management teams considering or executing a restructuring plan.

Aaron previously served as a Managing Director in the Restructuring & Turnaround practice at LoughlinManagement Partners (LM+Co). Prior to joining LM+Co, Aaron was the founder and principal of A-K Partners, which provided operational performance improvement assistance, M+A advisory services and post-acquisition integration to operating companies, lenders and private equity firms. Prior to that, he was the Head of Corporate Development and M+A for RCN Corporation, one of the nation’s largest over-builders of competitive broadband telecommunications services.


Timothy HynesHead of Research



Shane G. RamseyPartner

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP


John H. ThompsonPartner

McGuireWoods LLP


Aaron M. KibbeyManaging Director

Huron Consulting Group

Date & Time:

Monday, July 31, 2017

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practicing Lawyers and Practitioners
  • Oil and Gas Investors
  • Directors and Executives from Energy Sectors
  • Risk Analysts & Controllers
  • Financial Executives
  • Compliance Officers
  • Investment Advisers
  • Investment Bankers
  • Investors
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Business Analysts


Timothy HynesHead of Research
Shane G. RamseyPartner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
John H. ThompsonPartner
McGuireWoods LLP
Aaron M. KibbeyManaging Director
Huron Consulting Group



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