Jul 17, 2015
Involuntary debt restructurings that have the effect of impairing a bondholder’s right to receive payment may violate the Trust Indenture Act. This was recently held in the Marblegate/Education Management Corp. bondholder litigation. A first read of the case suggests potentially problematic implications. A deeper analysis shows a less troubling decision. The case is also relevant for the 144A for life market that is technically not subject to the statute.