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.  The Debtors are seeking Court approval of the Disclosure Statement Supplement and related solicitation materials to be provided to parties in interest in connection therewith.  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

 

Useful Links

Debtors' Case Information Website

Debtors' Court Docket

Dates

December
15

Effective Date

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January
19
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Petition Date

January
20
2:00 p.m. (ET)

First Day Hearing

January
23
3:00 p.m. (ET)

Continued Hearing on Certain First Day Motions

February
8
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Hearing Regarding Second Day Motions

March
3
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Final Hearing on DIP and Wages Motion

March
22
11:00 a.m. (ET)

Initial Case Management Conference

March
30
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

April
4
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

April
25
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

May
8
5:00 p.m. (ET)

General Bar Date

May
25
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Networking Business Sale Hearing

June
29
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Adjourned: Disclosure Statement Hearing

June
29
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Cancelled: Omnibus Hearing

July
18
5:00 p.m. (ET)

Governmental Bar Date

July
25
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Adjourned: Disclosure Statement Hearing

July
25
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

August
15
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

August
25
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Disclosure Statement Hearing

September
13
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Cancelled: Omnibus Hearing

September
20
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Hearing Date

October
12
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

October
17
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

October
31
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Supplemental Discloure Statement Hearing

November
9
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

November
15
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Cancelled: Omnibus Hearing

November
28
2:00 p.m. (ET)

Confirmation Hearing

December
12
10:00 a.m. (ET)

Omnibus Hearing

December
15
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Effective Date

Parties

Creditors' Committee Counsel

Morrison & Foerster

250 West 55th Street
New York, NY   10019
https://www.mofo.com/
Phone: 212.468.8000
Fax: 212.468.7900
Lorenzo Marinuzzi
Jonathan I. Levine
Todd M. Goren
Erica J. Richards

Debtors' Counsel

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY   10022
https://www.kirkland.com/
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
https://www.kirkland.com/
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
http://www.zolfocooper.com/
Phone: 212.561.4000
Fax: 212.213.1749
Eric Koza
Jesse DelConte

United States Trustee and Court Information

United States Bankruptcy Court

Southern District of New York
One Bowling Green
New York, NY   10004-1408
http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov
Phone: 212.668.287


United States Trustee

U.S. Federal Office Building
201 Varick Street, Suite 1006
New York, NY   10014
https://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r02
Phone: 212.510.0500
Fax: 212.668.2255
Susan Golden, Esq.

Debtors

Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
17-10089 Avaya Inc. Creditors' Committee January 19, 2017
17-10088 Avaya Services 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