Publications February 20, 2024

Daniel Lee Compares Court Transparency in Korea and the United States with Korean Law Times

In Korea, court opinions are generally not made public. This contrasts with the United States, where not only judgments but also indictments, submitted evidence and court transcripts can be made public. Kobre & Kim’s Seoul-based Daniel Lee, a former U.S. federal prosecutor, explains the difference when he sat down with the Korean Law Times.

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Publications February 5, 2024

Robin Baik to Financial Times: Upcoming Elections Add Pressure on Korean Authorities to Reform Shareholder Rights

Could the “Korean discount” that characterizes the chronically undervalued Korean stock market come to an end as the government and activist investors push for change? Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik, who focuses on shareholder activist campaigns and international disputes related to Korea, spoke with the Financial Times on the shifting landscape in Korea.

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Publications February 5, 2024

Kobre & Kim Case Concerning Spain’s Sovereign Immunity and Investment Treaty Arbitration Featured by The Lawyer Among Top 2024 Appeals

The Kingdom of Spain’s appeal against a landmark English High Court judgment in favor of two investors represented by Kobre & Kim is featured among the top ten appeals of 2024 by The Lawyer.

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Publications January 31, 2024

Polly Wilkins and Jason Masimore on How Private Clients Can Manage Reputational Risks in Article with DRD Partnership

For high-net-worth individuals and private clients involved in contentious situations, misinformation created and spread by bad-faith opponents is a real and tangible threat. Falsehoods can easily spread online and get picked up by established media following a coordinated campaign, threatening reputational harm around the world. Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins and Jason Masimore unpacked the dangers and offered strategies to manage the risks in an article written with international strategic communications consultancy, DRD Partnership.

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Publications January 2, 2024

Paul Hughes Examines UAE Recovery Options for International Creditors in International

As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) emerges as a significant economic center, it has attracted international creditors seeking to recover debts as part of a worldwide enforcement campaign. Kobre & Kim’s Dubai-based Paul Hughes, who focuses on cross-border judgment and award enforcement, explores the options available for creditors to accelerate recovery and overcome common hurdles in an article for International.

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Publications December 14, 2023

Kobre & Kim’s International Enforcement Judgment Featured Among Commercial Dispute Resolution’s Top 2023 Cases

An English High Court judgment on state immunity and international arbitration, obtained in May 2023 by Kobre & Kim on behalf of two investors, was featured among the top global cases of 2023 in Commercial Dispute Resolution’s year in review.

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Publications December 13, 2023

Kobre & Kim’s Brazil Growth Reported in Brazilian Publication Análise

Kobre & Kim’s continuing expansion in Latin America, with the growth of its on-the-ground team in Brazil, was reported in Brazilian publication Análise.

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Publications November 6, 2023

Kobre & Kim Expands in Brazil as Insolvency Work Grows: International

With a boom in insolvency and restructuring work in Brazil in the aftermath of the pandemic, as well as an inflow of capital into the region to secure commodities and infrastructure projects, Kobre & Kim has expanded its Brazil-based team to reinforce the firm’s local presence, International reported.

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Publications October 4, 2023

John Han Discusses Evergrande with the Wall Street Journal

Embattled Chinese real estate developer Evergrande is in dire straits after parts of its proposed turnaround plan were blocked by China's regulators. Market observers are left wondering what this could mean for other similarly troubled real estate companies in China, such as Country Garden, that are currently navigating a turbulent housing crisis in the world's second-largest economy. Kobre & Kim's John Han, who focuses on cross-border monetization of distressed assets, sat down with The Wall Street Journal to discuss what might be next for the property giant and other Chinese real estate companies.

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Publications September 8, 2023

John Han to The Wall Street Journal: Country Garden Creditors Could Target Overseas Assets

Although the Chinese property developer Country Garden narrowly avoided default in early September, its ongoing financial distress is causing mounting concern among its creditors, especially those holding offshore bonds. A mostly empty megaproject in Malaysia could offer them up to US $1.5 billion in recovery, Kobre & Kim’s John Han – who focuses on large-scale, cross-border monetization of distressed assets – told The Wall Street Journal.

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Publications August 1, 2023

Matthew Menchel Speaks on Defense of UBS Banker Raoul Weil on Podcast

Kobre & Kim’s Matthew Menchel joined David Oscar Markus on the podcast “For the Defense” to speak about the defense and successful acquittal of Swiss UBS banker Raoul Weil.

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Publications July 14, 2023

Kobre & Kim Recognized by The American Lawyer in Pro Bono Highlights

Kobre & Kim’s pro bono work was selected by The American Lawyer among 15 matters that represent the very best of the legal industry’s pro bono efforts in 2022 in “Justice Is Served: Highlights From Big Law’s Year of Impactful Pro Bono.” The article highlighted the firm’s success in gaining asylum for a client “K.”

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Publications June 5, 2023

Adriana Riviere-Badell on Lawmakers’ Request for U.S. to Intervene in ICSID Treaty Claim in Global Arbitration Review

Over 30 U.S. lawmakers wrote to the Biden administration in May urging them to intervene on behalf of Honduras after allegations that ICSID has breached “law and procedure” in its administration of US $11 billion treaty claim have caused the government of Honduras to threaten withdrawal from ICSID’s jurisdiction. Kobre & Kim’s Adriana Riviere-Badell, who focuses on enforcement of international judgments and arbitral awards with a nexus to Latin America, gave her insight to Global Arbitration Review.

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Publications June 2, 2023

Evelyn Sheehan and Lara Levinson Explore Navigating Legal Risks in Luxury Asset Transactions in Private Client Global Elite’s “The Month”

The luxury market is characterized by high stakes and confidentiality, but recent developments in the market have led to greater government scrutiny and enforcement actions, which increases risk for market participants. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan and Lara Levinson explore these risks in an article for Private Client Global Elite’s “The Month.”

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Publications May 30, 2023

Adriana Riviere-Badell on Push to Eliminate ISDS Provisions from U.S. Trade Agreements in Law360

With over 30 U.S. lawmakers in May urging the Biden administration to intervene in an investor-state arbitration involving Honduras and calling for the elimination of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in existing trade agreements involving the hemisphere, should international investors be concerned? Kobre & Kim’s Adriana Riviere-Badell, who focuses on enforcement of international judgments and arbitral awards with a nexus to Latin America, sat down with Law360 to discuss.

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