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Mark F. Liscio

Partner

Restructuring and insolvency

He is highly technical, incredibly pragmatic and commercial.

Chambers USA 2020

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About Mark F. Liscio

For over 25 years, Mark has represented ad hoc lender steering committees, financial institutions, syndicate agents, credit investors and private equity firms in complex debt restructurings and insolvency proceedings in a broad range of matters and industries, including energy, mining and financial services.

He has also recently negotiated and structured a number of debt-for-equity conversions on behalf of debt investor clients which were implemented through pre-packaged and pre-arranged plans of reorganization.

Mark is ranked as a leading attorney across numerous directories including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 USA and Best Lawyers.

Prior to joining Freshfields, Mark was co-chair of the bankruptcy & restructuring group at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer. 

Recent work

  • JP Morgan as administrative agent, letter of credit issuer and lender under a $930 million revolving and term credit agreement extended to Peabody Energy Corporation. The matter involved a restructuring with Revolving and Term lenders under the JPM Facility and two note issuances maturing in 2022 and 2025, respectively.
  • Advising ad hoc group of term loan lenders ($1.1bn) to Cumulus Media under the $1.8bn credit facility extended to the national radio station operator in connection with opposing an exchange offer for the benefit of the senior noteholders and a potential restructuring of the term facility. The case was recognized by Turnaround & Workouts as a 2017 Top Restructuring.
  • Advising the term lenders and syndicate agent in Paragon Offshore's Chapter 11 proceeding involving total term, revolver and noteholder claims of approximately $2.4bn.
  • Advising the ad hoc group of term lenders in opposing the company’s proposed exchange offer and the subsequent restructuring of a $1.9bn credit facility extended to Arch Coal in a Chapter 11 proceeding pursuant to which the term lenders acquired a 90 per cent interest in the reorganized entity.
  • Advising the syndicate agent and steering committee in the restructuring and ultimate payment in full of a $555m credit facility extended to Preferred Proppants, a North American mining company. The case was recognized by Turnaround & Workouts as a 2014 Top Restructuring.
  • Advising the administrative agent and steering committee in the restructuring of $825m of first and second lien loans extended to Natural Products Group (NPG). NPG was voted Restructuring Deal of the Year (Large Middle Market) in 2011.

Qualifications

  • JD, Pace University.
  • BBA, Pace University.

 

  • Admitted to practice in the State of New York.
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute American Bar Association.