OW Bunker USA Bankruptcy Case Closes

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Thursday May 12, 2022

The bankruptcy case of OW Bunker USA has finally been brought to an end, more than seven years after the collapse of its parent firm, at the time the world's largest bunker trader.

Once final distributions have been made, OW Bunker USA and OW Bunker North America will have returned about $23.5 million to their creditors, Robert O'Connor, a partner at law firmĀ Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, which worked on the case, said in a LinkedIn post on Wednesday.

OW Bunker collapsed in November 2014, just a few months after an IPO valuing the company at more than $1 billion, after debts from fraudulent trading were revealed in Singapore.

"I'm proud of the work that my colleagues at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP did throughout the last seven years to liquidate the debtors' assets and maximize the creditors' recoveries," O'Connor said.

"We, quite literally, litigated and arbitrated around the world from New York to Louisiana and Houston, from Greece to London and France, all the way up to the US Supreme Court."

But further cases related to OW Bunker entities still continue, O'Connor said.