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 May 15, 2024

Kobre & Kim’s Michael Bahn Listed as 2024 Rising Star in Legal Times Korea

Kobre and Kim’s Michael Bahn was listed as a 2024 Rising Star in Korean legal publication Legal Times Korea.

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Firm News May 10, 2024

Landmark UAE Ruling Strengthens Hand of Creditors

International investigation and dispute resolution law firm Kobre & Kim has won a landmark victory for creditors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Dubai Court of Cassation issued a final decision unwinding the transfer of shares by the debtors to a family member, even though the transfer took place before the issuance of a final judgment confirming the debt owed to Kobre & Kim’s client.

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Firm News May 10, 2024

Delaware Court Allows Claims Against AIG Over Credit Agreement to Proceed

The Delaware bankruptcy court issued a decision May 9, 2024 allowing claims by 46 former AIG FP executives against AIG in a dispute over a $65 billion credit agreement to move forward.

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Firm News May 6, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Appears Before New York State Appellate Court for Criminal Appeal

As part of the firm’s commitment to pro bono work and our partnership with Appellate Advocates, Kobre & Kim appeared before the New York State Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department last month for oral argument on an appeal of a charge for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

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Events April 30, 2024

Daniel Saval Explores Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings for Private Clients at ABA International Law Section Annual Conference

When ultra-high-net-worth individuals encounter financial distress, a cross-border insolvency strategy may be necessary to account for the impacts on their assets across different jurisdictions. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval, who focuses on cross-border insolvency strategies, joins the American Bar Association International Law Section Annual Conference in Washington, DC to discuss these issues on a panel at 4:30 pm local time, May 8, 2024.

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Events April 12, 2024

Kobre & Kim São Paulo Team Hosts Breakfast Roundtable on Monetizing Distressed US-Dollar Bonds

As global financial conditions have tightened dramatically over the past few years, Brazil-based investors may find opportunities to invest in and monetize distressed high-yield US-dollar bonds. Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo team – Ana Frischtak, Carolina Leung and Sergio de Aguiar – along with Kobre & Kim’s John Han hosted an intimate breakfast roundtable to discuss these issues on April 12, 2024.

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Events April 1, 2024

Jason Kang and Jian Wu Examine Cross-Border Complexities Facing High-Net-Worth Individuals on AABANY Panel

High-net-worth individuals and their advisors are facing increasing risks and complexities as they navigate a changing global political and economic environment. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang and Jian Wu discuss during an event hosted by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) in the New York office of JAMS at 6:00 pm on April 11, 2024.

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Events March 28, 2024

Calvin Koo Explores Future of Web 3.0 Technology at Hong Kong Conference

The development and proliferation of decentralized blockchain technology has created excitement over a new iteration of the web called Web 3.0. But what should industry participants be aware of as their ambitions run into global legal and regulatory realities? Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo, who focuses on cross-border financial technology disputes, discusses during the Hong Kong Web 3.0 Spring Summit on a panel at 1:10 pm local time, April 5, 2024.

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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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