August 10, 2022
SEOUL, AUGUST 10, 2022 – Kobre & Kim has elected Daniel S. Lee to partner, effective August 1, 2022. Mr. Lee’s elevation underscores the firm’s continued innovations in cross-border solutions for clients, including ultra-high-net-worth individuals (“UHWNIs”) facing government enforcement, asset forfeiture and reputation challenges in Asia and globally.
Mr. Lee, a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor, will continue to focus on the firm’s International Private Client (“IPC”) offering out of the Seoul office. Mr. Lee represents institutions and UHNWIs in international investigations and enforcement actions involving allegations of misconduct.
Kobre & Kim continues to enhance its IPC capabilities to uniquely serve individuals who are facing attacks on their liberty, reputation and assets by governments. In addition to Mr. Lee’s elevation to partner, the firm has added Product Director Victoria Kay who is driving IPC business development in Africa. Kobre & Kim has also recently opened a business advisory office in Cyprus, which complements its litigation capabilities in its fourteen other locations across the globe.
“It takes a particular skillset to guide UHNWI clients as they navigate complex sovereign and civil litigation risks to their businesses and reputations,” said Polly Wilkins, an IPC partner with expertise in cross-border reputation management, based in London. “Daniel's experience and focus, both unique within Seoul, will continue to prove essential for our IPC clients as well as the firm.”
Kobre & Kim has been recognized in recent months as a go-to firm for UHNWIs seeking to preserve their assets liberty and reputation. Chambers & Partners’ ranked Band 1 in its “Litigation Support Guide Global-wide Asset Tracing & Recovery” rankings. The firm was also honored as a Reputation Management Law Firm of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards, winning Gold. Some publicly disclosed clients of the firm include Roman Abramovich, Jho Low, Thaksin Shinawatra (the former Prime Minister of Thailand) and Princess Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, among others.
About Kobre & Kim
Kobre & Kim is a global Am Law 200 law firm that focuses on cross-border disputes and investigations, often involving fraud and misconduct. Our International Private Client team provides offensive and defensive cross-border litigation and crisis management strategies to ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) with global business interests, to preserve their assets, liberty and reputation. Our multidimensional approach, which includes the deployment of both in-court and out-of-court strategies, is the premier solution for UHNWIs facing difficult risk positions related to sanctions, asset forfeiture or other government actions. Our lawyers –– including an integrated group of U.S. litigators, offshore lawyers qualified in key jurisdictions, Hong Kong solicitors, and English barristers and solicitors –– litigate in courts around the world.