News 20 Dec. 2012

Curtis Receives Energy Deal of the Year Award at M&A Advisor Awards

On December 11, 2012, Curtis was honored at the 11th annual M&A Advisor Awards, which recognize the top M&A professionals and deals of 2012. The M&A Advisor chose the Chapter 11 Restructuring of General Maritime Corporation as Energy Deal of the Year (over $100 million). Curtis advised General Maritime Corporation and its affiliated debtors as conflicts counsel. In just six months after filing for chapter 11 protection, the company successfully emerged from bankruptcy and restructured more than $1.3 billion in pre-bankruptcy obligations and reduced its debt by $600 million. The Curtis team included counsel Maryann Gallagher and associate Peter J. Buenger from the Restructuring and Insolvency group, as well as counsel Lizabeth L. Burrell of the Shipping and Maritime group and associate Jeffrey C. Berman from the Corporate group.

Curtis was previously honored at the 10th annual M&A Advisor Awards with the Upper Middle-Market Deal of the Year for the acquisition of Marquis Jet Holdings, Inc. by NetJets Inc. in 2011.