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 November 8, 2022

Paul Hughes and John Han Explore Middle East Insolvency Disputes Trends in Dubai Seminar

Dubai is solidifying its role as a hub for resolving contentious insolvency and distressed debt disputes in the Middle East and around the world. Kobre & Kim’s Paul Hughes and John Han will examine the recent trends and developments in this area during a seminar hosted by the Restructuring Insolvency and Legal Practitioners Association (RILPA) in Dubai at 8:30 am local time, November 15, 2022.

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Accolades November 7, 2022

Kobre & Kim’s International Private Client Practice Recognized in Numerous Categories by The Legal 500 UK 2023

The Legal 500 has recognized Kobre & Kim in several categories in the leading legal market ranking publication’s 2023 list United Kingdom firms.

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Events November 7, 2022

Jason Masimore, John Han, Michael Ng on Asset-Focused Strategies to Fight Illicit Trade in Hong Kong ACC Webinar

Illicit trade is a low-risk, high-reward venture for criminals at the expense of companies whose goods are being trafficked. Fighting the traffickers to protect the company’s business has always been a drain on resources – but as Kobre & Kim’s Jason Masimore, John Han and Michael Ng explained during a webinar hosted by the Hong Kong Association of Corporate Counsel on November 2, in-house counsel can deploy new strategies that increase effectiveness and generate possible returns.

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Firm News November 3, 2022

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Recognized by Americans for Immigrant Justice for Green Card Victory

In collaboration with Americans for Immigrant Justice’s pro bono program since 2017, Adriana Riviere-Badell led a team to represent child siblings from Guatemala who had been orphaned, and their hard work and dedication has led to the first of the children’s green cards coming in a few weeks ago.

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Accolades November 2, 2022

Kobre & Kim, Martin De Luca and Gabriela Ruiz Recognized for International Corporate Crime & Investigations in Chambers and Partners Brazil Guide

The inaugural Chambers and Partners Brazil Legal Guide 2022 has placed Kobre & Kim highly in its ranking of “Corporate Crime & Investigation (International Firms)” in recognition of the firm’s “extensive experience in cross-border disputes and investigations.”

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Accolades October 21, 2022

Kobre & Kim, Carolina Leung Recognized by The Legal 500 For Latin America Compliance and Investigations

Kobre & Kim has earned recognition by The Legal 500 on its latest list of Latin America International Firms for Compliance and Investigations. The publication also individually recognized Carolina Leung as a Rising Star in this category.

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Events October 17, 2022

Miranda Ching and Oleg Shaulko Discuss Impact of EU Russia Sanctions on Cyprus in Global Source Event

Cyprus has long been an attractive jurisdiction for Eastern European businesses and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), but as a member of the European Union (EU), the bloc’s recent sanctions regime against Russia has impacted the local Cypriot market. How can clients and their Cypriot advisors adapt to the shifting geopolitical winds? Kobre & Kim’s Miranda Ching and Oleg Shaulko shared their insights during a cocktails and conversations event in Cyprus hosted by Global Source on October 11, 2022.

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Events October 12, 2022

Andrew Stafford KC and Kiran Unni on Turning a Claim into Cash During Istanbul Arbitration Week

Having a claim is a first step, and winning a favorable award is only the second – critically for the client, the award must still be turned into hard cash. Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford KC and Kiran Unni, who both focus on specialized cross-border monetization of large awards and judgments against sovereigns and commercial debtors explained during a panel at the Istanbul Arbitration Week on October 11, 2022, how to deploy those specialized skills to smooth the pathway to monetization.

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Events October 11, 2022

John Han Speaks at Mandarin Arbitration Salon

From starting a career in cross-border claim monetization and dilution to the importance of creative thinking to drive settlement catalysts and outcomes, Kobre & Kim’s John Han shared his insights as a practitioner during Mandarin Arbitration Salon’s latest “国际仲裁者对话” (“Chinese Arbitration Conversations”) session on October 5, 2022.

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Firm News October 7, 2022

Kobre & Kim Honors Maria Teresa Kumar for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Kobre & Kim continues to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring Maria Teresa Kumar, a Colombian American political rights activist and the President and CEO of Voto Latino. Kumar was born in Bogota, Colombia and grew up in Sonoma, California where she attended the University of California, Davis. She later earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 

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Accolades October 5, 2022

Benchmark Litigation 2023 Recognizes Kobre & Kim, Michael Kim, Danielle Rose and Zach Rosenbaum in U.S. and New York

Benchmark Litigation has placed Kobre & Kim and several lawyers among the top places in their 2023 rankings.

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Events October 5, 2022

John Han and Jason Kang on Distressed Debt Opportunities in China and Asia at Debtwire Forum

With liquidity risks rising in the Chinese property sector in particular, investors are looking for solutions – as well as opportunities. Kobre & Kim’s John Han and Jason Kang, who both focus on Greater China and Asia-related distressed debt monetization, share their insights during two respective panels at the Debtwire Forum Asia Pacific in Hong Kong on October 13, 2022.

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Firm News October 5, 2022

CFTC Produces Unreleased Information on Kraft–Mondelēz Settlement, Resolving Kobre & Kim’s FOIA Suit

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has agreed to produce previously unseen documents and communications related to an unprecedented 2019 “gag” order with Kraft and Mondelēz, under the terms of a settlement. The settlement ends a long-running Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by global disputes and investigations law firm Kobre & Kim.

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Accolades October 4, 2022

Benjamin Sirota Recognized in Inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America Guide

Lawdragon has recognized Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota in the publication’s inaugural “Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America” guide.

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Events October 4, 2022

Jason Kang Shares Insights on Global Impacts of Chinese Real Estate Distressed Debt at AABANY Conference

As China’s real estate industry continues to show signs of distress, offshore investors are likely to see rising risks as well as rising opportunities. Kobre & Kim’s Shanghai-based Jason Kang, who focuses on complex China-related multijurisdictional disputes, explains during the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) Fall Conference 2022 on a panel at 9:00 am New York time, October 8, 2022.

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