Announcement of Retirement of Judge Christopher Sontchi
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware announces that Judge Christopher S. Sontchi has declared his intention to retire, effective June 30, 2022. Immediately following his retirement, Judge Sontchi will commence service as an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court where he will be focusing on insolvency matters. In addition, he will be privately engaged in, among other things, conducting mediations and arbitrations in Delaware and elsewhere.
Judge Sontchi joined the Delaware Bankruptcy Court in 2006 and served as Chief Judge from 2018 to 2021. During his tenure, he has presided over numerous significant Chapter 11 cases, including Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, American Home Mortgage, Energy Future Holdings Corp., Visteon, Six Flags, Molycorp, Borden Dairy, Exide Technologies, Brooks Brothers, and Eagle Hospitality. He has also served as the Court-appointed mediator in many Chapter 11 cases, including Tidewater, Vivus, and Mallinckrodt.
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United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware Published November 15, 2021.