News

Many of our engagements involve matters in which our clients face significant public attention. The following is a list of news stories about the firm, our clients, cases and the results we have achieved.


Events March 26, 2024

Jian Wu Discusses Law Firm Innovation and Prospects in China During Intelligeast Panel

While many international law firms are considering scaling back their Chinese presence, others see continuing room for innovation and opportunities in the country. Kobre & Kim’s Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Jian Wu, discusses the innovating and building of law firms at Intelligeast’s Spring Summit in Shanghai during a panel at 2:30 pm local time on March 27, 2024.

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Events March 18, 2024

Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo Team Host Webinar with Reorg on Offshore Bond Creditor Options of Brazilian Company Intercement

News of InterCement’s planned exit from Brazil and Argentina has shaken offshore creditors. Join Kobre & Kim and Reorg for a webinar on the legal challenges and opportunities this development presents for offshore creditors at 11:00 am São Paulo time, March 28, 2024.

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Firm News March 15, 2024

NY Court Rules that BFAM and Other Offshore Bondholders Can Sue Bond Issuers Directly Without Trustee

In an important ruling that makes it easier for global bondholders unilaterally to sue issuers and guarantors in New York for nonpayment without a trustee, a New York court has allowed a lawsuit brought by BFAM and other global bondholders against Chinese property developer Glory Health to move forward.

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Events March 4, 2024

John Han Answers Questions on High-Value International Recovery During OffshoreAlert Bangkok 2024

The international landscape for high-value fraud recovery is constantly changing. Kobre & Kim’s John Han, who focuses on the monetization of claims on behalf of investors and multinational companies, joined other leading international fraud and value recovery practitioners to discuss during the OffshoreAlert Bangkok 2024 conference on a panel on February 29, 2024.

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Events March 1, 2024

Michael Kim Reflects on “Shattering the Bamboo Ceiling” During Harvard Law School Conference

Over the last 30 years, the number of Asian American lawyers has more than doubled, and the community has witnessed many firsts in multiple fields. Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim reflects on the barrier breaking by the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community during the 30th Annual National Asian Pacific American Conference on Law & Public Policy hosted by the Harvard Asian Pacific American Law Students Association on March 2, 2024, at Harvard Law School.

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Events February 29, 2024

Evelyn Sheehan Explores the Recent Push for Transparency, Asset Protection and Litigation Risk Management at Private Client Forum Americas

As more jurisdictions take steps to increase transparency of corporate and asset structures – such as public databases of ultimate beneficial owners – many ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) with a legitimate need for confidentiality could become subject to security risks, unwarranted scrutiny and misinformed allegations.

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Events February 28, 2024

Emily Beirne on Building the Law Firm of the Future at IBA Middle East Conference

What can law firms do to stay one step ahead? Kobre & Kim’s Dubai-based Emily Beirne discussed at the International Bar Association Middle East Conference on “Law Firms and Clients Working Together” during a panel on February 28, 2024.

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Events February 26, 2024

Jason Kang Speaks at Open Course on International Arbitration

International arbitrations are a key cross-border dispute resolution mechanism, and it is increasingly important for practitioners around the world to develop their knowledge and expertise in the field. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who focuses on enforcing claims, judgments and awards and other complex disputes with a nexus to China, will share his expertise at an open course organized by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics School of Law.

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Events February 21, 2024

Daniel Saval and Donna Xu Join Cardozo International Law Society for Fireside Chat on Cross-Border Bankruptcy and Restructuring

A practice in insolvency and restructuring can not only cross disciplines but also often geographic borders. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval and Donna Xu introduce their practices and examine key issues during a fireside chat hosted by the Cardozo School of Law International Law Society at 12:00 pm New York time on February 29, 2024.

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Accolades February 15, 2024

Chambers Global 2024 Recognizes Kobre & Kim and Multiple Global Lawyers

In recognition of our strong cross-border capabilities and deep bench of talent, Chambers & Partners listed Kobre & Kim and several lawyers around the world in their latest Global Guide rankings for 2024.

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Accolades February 7, 2024

Polly Wilkins is Recommended Reputation Lawyer on Spear’s Reputation Management Index 2024

In recognition of her extensive experience representing ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) and their families on reputation defense and cross-border litigation strategies, Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins is featured on Spear’s Reputation Management Index 2024 as a Recommended Reputation Lawyer.

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Firm News February 6, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Wins Legal Guardian Appointment for Client

As part of the firm’s continuing commitment to pro bono work, Kobre & Kim is proud to have succeeded in obtaining court appointment of our client as the legal guardian of her 24-year-old intellectually disabled daughter. Our client can now petition for benefits on her daughter’s behalf, file for immigration status and obtain multiple other legal and social services.

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Events January 29, 2024

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses Latest Developments in Asset Tracing at C5 Conference

With it being easier than ever to move and hide assets across multiple jurisdictions, what strategies can practitioners deploy to trace and recover assets more effectively? Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, who focuses on cross-border investigations and asset recovery, discussed at the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Miami conference during an interactive session on January 23, 2024.

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Accolades January 26, 2024

Private Client Global Elite Directory Recognizes Adriana Riviere-Badell, Evelyn Sheehan, Mark Rowlands, Nicholas Surmacz and Polly Wilkins

In recognition of Kobre & Kim’s deep experience representing private clients around the world, the 2024 Private Client Global Elite Directory has recognized Adriana Riviere-Badell, Evelyn Sheehan, Mark Rowlands, Nicholas Surmacz and Polly Wilkins among its list of the world’s top private client lawyers.

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Events January 26, 2024

Ana Frischtak Discusses Negotiating Settlement Agreements at TozziniFreire Advogados Event

What should practitioners be aware of as they negotiate FCPA-related settlement agreements with U.S. regulators? Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo-based Ana Frischtak, who focuses on cross-border disputes and government enforcement defense matters, discusses during a TozziniFreire Advogados event on “The Future of Investigations” at 8:30 am São Paulo time, January 30, 2024.

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