Client Alert March 22, 2023
- Judgment and award debtors often hold assets in offshore jurisdictions such as the BVI – but these places are notoriously creditor- and enforcement-friendly.
- When cornered by a creditor, debtors often find few – if any – legal avenues to challenge the claim against them.
- However, a recent Kobre & Kim victory in the BVI demonstrates that, through deep familiarity of and ability to connect both offshore and foreign law, debtors can defy conventional wisdom and succeed.
Client Alert March 16, 2023
- Governments have increased focus on third parties – including offshore trustees – as they look to enforce their sanctions regimes.
- This increases the risk trustees could become embroiled in an accusation of violating sanctions.
- Trustees should take proactive, globally comprehensive measures to reduce their risk and avoid a cross-border crisis.
Client Alert March 10, 2023
- Debtor-friendly Delaware has strong asset protection laws that make it a destination of choice for global entities and individuals looking to hold their assets in a trust.
- This creates a headache for international creditors – recovering assets in a Delaware trust can seem like an insurmountable challenge.
- By adopting a creative, aggressive and multijurisdictional strategy, however, creditors can crack even Delaware’s notoriously tough trusts.
Client Alert February 28, 2023
- In Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases where the chances of recovery seem slim, global unsecured creditors may have to get creative and look outside the U.S. to improve their prospects.
- Assets in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – the world’s second largest economy – offers a surprising source of asset recovery opportunities.
- We explain how creditors can unlock value in China and maximize their recovery.
Client Alert February 22, 2023
- The global crypto industry may have celebrated prematurely at a reported win by LBRY amici against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
- In fact, enforcement threats are at an all-time high, and the SEC and other regulators are emboldened.
- Only by matching the regulator’s aggressiveness with equally aggressive strategies can industry players see success.
Client Alert February 16, 2023
- U.S. government regulators are ramping up enforcement actions against traders for alleged market manipulation and spoofing.
- Exchanges and self-regulatory organizations are piling on, subjecting traders to their own investigations.
- Traders should not be afraid to stand up to these entities, and there are effective counteroffensive measures that can drive successful outcomes.
Publications February 8, 2023
Nick Cherryman Quoted in Financial Times and Law360 on UK Win in Award Enforcement Case Against Spain
Coming amid uncertainty for renewable investors and a global legal debate in the wake of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) Achmea and Komstroy decisions, the UK High Court rejected the European Commission’s attempt to intervene in two renewable energy investors’ US $101 million arbitral award enforcement case against Spain in a win for the investors. The Financial Times and Law360 quoted Kobre & Kim’s Nick Cherryman, who represents the lead award in this dispute, on the development.
Client Alert February 8, 2023
- Reputation is both a highly valuable and sensitive asset for ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs), and is constantly at risk.
- A strategically placed narrative aimed at undermining an individual’s commercial or political objectives can “snowball” to impact many aspects of their personal and professional lives.
- We explain how defensive and proactive strategies can be deployed to defend an UHNWI’s reputation, demonstrate their source of wealth and protect their freedom of movement around the world.
Publications January 31, 2023
The trend away from billable hours as the way law firms charge clients may be accelerating. Kobre & Kim’s Managing Director of Underwriting and Value Optimization Alan Guy, who underwrites, negotiates and manages litigation finance and alternative fee arrangements, sat down with LexisNexis to explore the changes.
Client Alert January 30, 2023
- Korean and U.S. antitrust enforcers are working ever closer together in investigating potential anticompetitive behavior.
- Korean companies are at risk – even conduct based entirely in Korea could be scrutinized.
- We look at the enforcement hotspots and how Korean companies can deploy an effective multijurisdictional defensive strategy.
Client Alert January 25, 2023
- A coming global economic downturn will put sovereign debt under pressure.
- It may appear near impossible for creditors and investors to enforce this debt against sovereigns, but those who succeed can see extraordinary returns.
- We explain how deploying creative cross-border strategies can overcome the toughest sovereign debtors and unlock the key to success.
Client Alert January 18, 2023
Opportunities for Foreign Activist Investors to Take Advantage of Korea’s Shifting Corporate Landscape
- The Korean corporate landscape is becoming more favorable for activist campaigns.
- Foreign activist investors have new opportunities to push for change and maximize value, even against the biggest chaebols.
- Our team explains what these developments mean and how investors can take advantage.
Publications January 13, 2023
For general counsels (GCs) in many organizations, a slowing economy in 2023 is putting pressure on them to spend less, particularly on their highest cost: outside counsel spending. Kobre & Kim’s Alan Guy, the Managing Director of Underwriting and Value Optimization, sat down with Legal Dive to emphasize how professionalizing fee discussions can allow clients and counsel to find win-win deals that align pricing and value.
Client Alert January 9, 2023
- Victims of large-scale and sophisticated fraud in Brazil may struggle to recover their assets by only using tools available in the domestic legal system.
- However, a growing interest in fighting cross-border crime by U.S. authorities, together with the power of tools in the U.S., provide victims with a potentially better path to success.
- Our cross-border team explains what strategies victims can deploy to achieve results.
Client Alert December 22, 2022
- Tightening global credit conditions will put more corporate high-yield debt issuers and private borrowers from emerging markets at risk of default.
- This can spiral into complex cross-border disputes with creditors, threatening the company’s survival.
- Fortunately, there are creative and aggressive strategies available for debtors to limit their exposure and protect their bottom lines.
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