Case Background

On January 19, 2017, Avaya Inc. and 17 affiliated debtors (collectively, the "Debtors") each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The cases are pending before the Honorable Stuart M. Bernstein and are jointly administered under Case No. 17-10089.

Important Information & Dates

Plan & Disclosure Statement

On April 13, 2017, the Debtors filed their Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto.  On August 25, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement.  Following entry of that order, the Debtors, the Ad Hoc First Lien Group, the Ad Hoc Crossover Group, PBGC, the Committee, and the Second Lien Notes Trustee engaged in mediation.  Issues resolved in the mediation are reflected in the Debtors’ Second Amended Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement Supplement related thereto.  On October 31, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement Supplement.  The Bankruptcy Court held a hearing to consider confirmation of the Plan on November 28, 2017 and the Plan was confirmed.  On December 15, 2017, the Plan became effective.

Please click below to view all documents related to the Plan and Disclosure Statement:

Plan & Disclosure Statement 


Claim Filing Deadline

The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtors

    •  General Bar Date: May 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)

    •  Governmental Unit Bar Date: July 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., (prevailing Eastern Time)

Click on "Submit a Claim" above to download a proof of claim form and for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtors.


Networking Business Sale

On April 5, 2017, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the bidding procedures for the sale of the Debtors' Networking Business. 

For more information on this sale, please visit the following link:

Networking Business Sale

Please take note of the following important dates related to the sale:

    •  Qualified Bid Deadline: May 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)

    •  Sale Objection Deadline: May 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)

    •  Auction: May 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)

    •  Sale Hearing: May 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time)


First Day Hearing

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on January 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) before the Honorable Stuart M. Bernstein, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004. Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and First Day Orders :

First Day Motions

First Day Orders



Effective Date

10:00 a.m. (ET)

Adjourned: Disclosure Statement Hearing


Debtors' Counsel

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY   10022
Phone: 212.446.4800
Fax: 212.446.4900
James H.M. Sprayregan, P.C.
Jonathan S. Henes, P.C.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

300 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL   60654
Phone: 312.862.2000
Fax: 312.862.2200
Patrick J. Nash, Jr., P.C.
Ryan Preston Dahl
Bradley Thomas Giordano
Justin R. Bernbrock

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors

Zolfo Cooper LLC

Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor
New York, NY   10036
Phone: 212.561.4000
Fax: 212.213.1749
Eric Koza
Jesse DelConte
Conor McShane
Adam Searles

United States Trustee and Court Information

United States Bankruptcy Court

Southern District of New York
One Bowling Green
New York, NY   10004-1408
Phone: 212.668.2870

United States Trustee

U.S. Federal Office Building
201 Varick Street, Suite 1006
New York, NY   10014
Phone: 212.510.0500
Fax: 212.668.2255
Susan Arbeit


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
17-10088 Avaya Services Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10089 Avaya Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10090 Avaya CALA Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10092 Avaya EMEA LTD. January 19, 2017
17-10094 Avaya Holdings LLC January 19, 2017
17-10095 Avaya Holdings Two, LLC January 19, 2017
17-10096 Avaya Management Services Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10097 Avaya World Services Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10098 Avaya Holdings Corp. January 19, 2017
17-10100 Avaya Federal Solutions, Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10101 Octel Communications LLC January 19, 2017
17-10102 Sierra Asia Pacific Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10103 Sierra Communication International LLC January 19, 2017
17-10104 Ubiquity Software Corporation January 19, 2017
17-10105 VPNet Technologies, Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10106 Zang, Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10107 Technology Corporation of America, Inc. January 19, 2017
17-10108 Avaya Integrated Cabinet Solutions Inc. January 19, 2017