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.


Accolades August 17, 2023

Fourteen Kobre & Kim Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024

The 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America has recognized fourteen Kobre & Kim lawyers for their work in areas from criminal defense and corporate law to litigation and bankruptcy.

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Events August 14, 2023

Robin Baik Shares Inside Perspective on US $108 Million Investment Treaty Arbitration Win at Breakfast Event

Unlike many other investment treaty arbitrations, Elliott Associates v Republic of Korea is a case where the parties’ submissions are public, providing valuable insight into the international arbitral process. Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik, who led the firm’s team in representing Elliott to win their recent US $108 million award against the Korean government, shares his perspectives on the case and investment treaty disputes more broadly during a breakfast event hosted by Three Crowns on Thursday, August 31 in Singapore.

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Events August 1, 2023

Lara Levinson Joins Rahman Ravelli and ThoughtLeaders4 Webinar “Art, crime and finance: the full picture”

The art market faces a unique set of crime risks and a variety of approaches to address those risks. Kobre & Kim’s Lara Levinson, who focuses on complex civil litigation, regulatory and internal investigations, and asset forfeiture and recovery matters, joins a Rahman Ravelli and ThoughtLeaders4 webinar examining these risks faced by the art world at 11:00 am UK time on Monday, September 4.

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Accolades July 31, 2023

Who's Who Legal 2023 Global Guide Recognizes Kobre & Kim and 13 Lawyers

In recognition of our breadth of expertise and the strength of our team, Who’s Who Legal (WWL) listed Kobre & Kim and 13 lawyers around the world in their latest Global Guide.

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Accolades July 21, 2023

Kobre & Kim and Jason Masimore Recognized in Chambers High Net Worth UK-wide

Kobre & Kim has again been ranked highly in the Chambers and Partners United Kingdom-wide High Net Worth Guide 2023 with Jason Masimore earning individual recognition as well.

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Accolades July 18, 2023

Kobre & Kim’s “Powerhouse” IP Team, Partners Michael Ng and Daniel Zaheer Ranked as Top Global Patent Litigators

Calling Kobre & Kim a “top-tier patent litigation outfit that has a stellar reputation for getting results,” leading industry publication IAM has again recognized the firm’s intellectual property (IP) team in its 2023 edition of the IAM Patent 1000IAM said that both sides—patent holders and accused infringers—look to the firm for “aggressive and creative strategies that will swiftly put any dispute to bed.”

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Events July 17, 2023

Jian Wu and Jason Kang Explore Hong Kong-Based Cross-Border Asset Recovery and Protection in HKIAC Session

For creditors in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong can and often should be the primary springboard to launch a cross-border enforcement campaign to trace and recover funds. Kobre & Kim’s Jian Wu and Jason Kang, who both focus on the monetization of claims involving the region, examine what a Hong Kong-based global enforcement strategy may look like during a session hosted by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in Shenzhen on July 21, 2023.

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Events July 13, 2023

Kunhee Cho Explores Obtaining Information in Cross-Border Disputes at IAKL European Conference

The availability and process of obtaining information varies in different jurisdictions around the world. Global counsel to navigate and leverage such differences is key to success in cross-border disputes. Kobre & Kim’s Kunhee Cho explored this process during a presentation at the International Association of Korean Lawyers European Conference on July 8, 2023.

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Events July 12, 2023

Calvin Koo Featured on GAR Academy Course ‘Fundamentals of International Arbitration’

Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo joined a panel featured on the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Academy course ‘Fundamentals of International Arbitration’ to discuss Award Enforcement planning and strategy.

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Accolades July 7, 2023

Anthony Shannon Named a 2023 NBA '40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates' Award Recipient

Kobre & Kim’s Global People Officer Anthony Shannon has been recognized by the National Bar Association (NBA) as a recipient of the “Top 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” award. The award recognizes the nation’s top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement in the legal profession, including in advocacy, innovation, leadership and overall community involvement.

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Accolades July 5, 2023

Kobre & Kim, Michael Kim and Jef Klazen Recognized in Chambers’ Asset Tracing & Recovery Rankings

The latest Chambers and Partners rankings have placed Kobre & Kim in Band 1 for Asset Tracing & Recovery Global-wide, recognizing the firm as “a market leader in asset tracing and recovery work.” Michael Kim and Jef Klazen also received individual recognition for their strengths.

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Events June 30, 2023

Robin Baik Presents on Aggressive Litigation Tactics Applicable to Complex Global Disputes

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik spoke at an event co-hosted by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board on June 28, 2023. His presentation addressed the status quo of complex global disputes and aggressive litigation tactics applicable to such disputes, with particular emphasis on offensive investigation.

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Events June 30, 2023

CFAAR Hong Kong Presents Seminar on “Guardrails to a Global Digital Asset Hub”

As Hong Kong establishes its standing as a global center for cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets, how has its regulatory approach evolved? The Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network (CFAAR) Hong Kong Chapter will explore this question in its latest seminar and networking event, taking place on Thursday, July 13, titled “Guardrails to a Global Digital Asset Hub: The SFC’s New Virtual Asset Regime.”

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Accolades June 28, 2023

Nicholas Surmacz Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2023

Who’s Who Legal has recognized Kobre & Kim’s Nicholas Surmacz among the world’s leading practitioners in its latest “Investigations 2023” report. 

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Accolades June 23, 2023

Kobre & Kim Shortlisted for STEP Private Client Awards 2023/24

 

Kobre & Kim has been shortlisted for the 2023/24 STEP Private Client Awards in the International Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm) category. The awards recognize and celebrate excellence among private client solicitors, lawyers, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors.

 

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