Kobre & Kim, Michael Kim and Jef Klazen Recognized in Chambers’ Asset Tracing & Recovery Rankings
July 5, 2023
Publication: Chambers and Partners
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.
The review notes that Kobre & Kim advises on judgment debt enforcement in some of the largest international arbitrations and litigation matters around the world.
Chambers cited testimonials praising the firm as “a truly creative and involved team” and noting the firm has “a great reputation in the market.” The testimonial observed that “we see them in the sovereign space in particular, and they are very involved in the area, especially against EU states claims.” Another called Kobre & Kim “a top-notch firm in this space.”
Michael Kim and Jef Klazen were also individually recognized by Chambers. Mr. Kim is noted as “lead counsel in high-stakes disputes, investigations, judgment enforcement and asset tracing and recovery proceedings. He leads on high-value, complex fraud and insolvency cases involving government investigations and asset forfeiture, recovery of hidden assets and bankruptcy.” Mr. Klazen is lauded as “aggressive and dedicated, but also a calm, measured operator; he also has the stamina to collaborate.” Regarding his specializing in cross-border asset tracing and recovery, Mr. Klazen is praised as a “leading figure in this globally and a very seasoned lawyer in judgment enforcement.”