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Nicholas Baker
 

Nicholas Baker

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Resident of Simpson Thacher’s New York office, Nicholas Baker is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Practice. Nicholas concentrates his practice on restructuring and bankruptcy matters, as well as advising on complex out-of-court secured transactions and intercreditor arrangements. He has represented creditors, purchasers and borrowers in Chapter 11 proceedings, cross-border insolvencies and out-of-court restructurings. Some of his clients have included JPMorgan, Bank of Montreal, Goldman Sachs, Solus Alternative Asset Management, Angelo Gordon and First Reserve.

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Work Highlights
  • Joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in $1.2 billion of DIP financing for Avianca Holdings S.A. in its Chapter 11 case
  • BMO Harris Bank, as administrative agent, for the prepetition RBL lenders and DIP lenders in connection with Lilis Energy’s Chapter 11 cases
  • Financing parties in debt restructuring transactions by Ferrellgas
  • Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent, for the RBL lenders in connection with Ultra Petroleum’s Chapter 11 cases
  • Joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner in the exit facilities provided to Weatherford in connection with its emergence from Chapter 11 proceedings
  • JPMorgan, as DIP financing and exit financing agent, in Halcón Resources’ Chapter 11 reorganization 
  • JPMorgan in LightSquared’s Chapter 11 reorganization, including with respect to existing positions and new exit investments 
  • MSU Energy as plan sponsor in the cross-border restructuring of Stoneway Energy
  • Angelo Gordon in the out-of-court restructuring of Abraxas Petroleum
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2007 J.D.
  • McGill University, 2002 B.A.
    Honors Degree
Admissions
  • New York 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 2009

Nicholas Baker is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s New York office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice. Nicholas concentrates his practice on restructuring and bankruptcy matters, as well as advising on complex out-of-court secured transactions and intercreditor arrangements. He has represented creditors, purchasers and borrowers in Chapter 11 proceedings, cross-border insolvencies and out-of-court restructurings. Some of his clients have included JPMorgan, Bank of Montreal, Goldman Sachs, Solus Alternative Asset Management, Angelo Gordon and First Reserve.

His experience includes the representation of:

  • Joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in $1.2 billion of DIP financing for Avianca Holdings S.A. in its Chapter 11 case
  • BMO Harris Bank, as administrative agent, for the prepetition RBL lenders and DIP lenders in connection with Lilis Energy’s Chapter 11 cases
  • Financing parties in debt restructuring transactions by Ferrellgas
  • Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent, for the RBL lenders in connection with Ultra Petroleum’s Chapter 11 cases
  • Joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner in the exit facilities provided to Weatherford in connection with its emergence from Chapter 11 proceedings
  • JPMorgan, as DIP financing and exit financing agent, in Halcón Resources’ Chapter 11 reorganization 
  • JPMorgan in LightSquared’s Chapter 11 reorganization, including with respect to existing positions and new exit investments 
  • MSU Energy as plan sponsor in the cross-border restructuring of Stoneway Energy 
  • Angelo Gordon in the out-of-court restructuring of Abraxas Petroleum

Nicholas received his B.A., with Honors from McGill University in 2002 and his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2007.

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