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.

Firm News July 17, 2024

Kobre & Kim’s Michael Ng is Elected Chair of the Asian Law Caucus

Kobre & Kim’s Michael Ng has been elected Board Chair of the Asian Law Caucus.  

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Firm News July 15, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Prevails on Preliminary Injunction in Housing Case

As part of the firm’s commitment to pro bono work, Kobre & Kim represented a client who has lived in her home for over 40 years and, after her mother’s passing, obtained an ownership interest in the property. After her mother's death, our client's cousin, a co-owner of the property, demanded that our client begin paying rent. When our client rightly refused, her cousin filed a complaint in King's County Supreme Court.

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Firm News June 24, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Scores Victory for Asylum Seeker in the U.S.

As part of the firm’s commitment to pro bono work, Kobre & Kim represented a client from Iran who was recently granted asylum in the U.S.

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Firm News June 7, 2024

2024 LGBTQ+ Pride Month at Kobre & Kim

Kobre & Kim is once again celebrating Pride Month, as we are committed to affirming our firm’s support of both our LGBTQ+ colleagues as well as the LGBTQ+ community.

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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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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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Firm News February 6, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Wins Legal Guardian Appointment for Client

As part of the firm’s continuing commitment to pro bono work, Kobre & Kim is proud to have succeeded in obtaining court appointment of our client as the legal guardian of her 24-year-old intellectually disabled daughter. Our client can now petition for benefits on her daughter’s behalf, file for immigration status and obtain multiple other legal and social services.

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Firm News October 6, 2023

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Gains Asylum for Client Escaping Gang Violence

On September 29, 2023, Kobre & Kim’s pro bono team worked with Human Rights First to successfully gain asylum for their client C, helping her and her three young children escape gang violence in Honduras.

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Firm News October 5, 2023

Kobre & Kim Succeeds in Trimming Suit Against Better Mortgage Executives

In a win for the CEO and general counsel of Better Mortgage represented by Kobre & Kim, a New York federal judge significantly reduced the scope of a lawsuit against them brought by a former executive, as reported by Law360.

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Firm News September 5, 2023

U.S. Federal Prosecutor Michael Keilty Joins Kobre & Kim

NEW YORK, September 5, 2023 – Kobre & Kim, an international disputes and investigations law firm, has announced that former Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”) Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Keilty has joined the firm to enhance its International Private Client (“IPC”) offering.  He will be based in the firm’s New York Office but is expected to travel regularly to the firm’s other offices serving IPC clients, including Dubai, Tel Aviv, Cyprus, Hong Kong and London, among others.

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Firm News June 22, 2023

Kobre & Kim Helps Elliott Obtain US $108 Million Arbitral Award Against the Republic of Korea

SEOUL, JUNE 22, 2023 – Kobre & Kim LLP, together with law firms Three Crowns and KL Partners, have obtained a US $108 million award for Elliott Associates, L.P., resolving an international arbitration against the Republic of Korea over its alleged unlawful intervention in the 2015 merger between Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries, both affiliates of Samsung Group, Korea’s largest chaebol.

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Firm News May 24, 2023

Kobre & Kim Successfully Defeats Spain’s Sovereign Immunity Challenge in UK High Court in Landmark International Enforcement Case

In one of the most significant judgments on state immunity and international arbitration in decades, the Commercial Court (High Court) in London has dismissed Spain’s challenge to the recognition of an ICSID arbitration award (the Antin Award) based on grounds of sovereign immunity and European Union case law. 

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Firm News March 31, 2023

Kobre & Kim Scores Win for MLB in Judgment-Enforcement Proceeding

In a win for Kobre & Kim client Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., a federal court has ordered a Dominican broadcasting company and its New York affiliate to turn over various kinds of property to MLB, including bank account funds in New York and the Dominican Republic, certain contractual payment rights, and a helicopter.

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