John Han is an accomplished litigator and advocate who helps clients achieve business objectives in matters involving Greater China, the U.S., and English common law jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands. Clients rely on his deep regional business knowledge and bilingual language capabilities.
Mr. Han has acted as lead counsel in a wide range of cross-border disputes involving monetization and demonetization of US $100M+ judgments and arbitration awards both against and on behalf of governments, state-owned enterprises, and multinational corporations. The matters often involve fraud or misconduct.
He regularly leads large-scale cross-border matters to monetize substantial defaulted PRC loan and guarantee portfolios where assets are concealed through complex offshore structures, trusts, and foundations, and where debtors and decision-makers are found in Europe, EMEA, and the U.S.
Mr. Han also represents multinational corporations, state-owned enterprises and ultra-high-net-worth individuals in matters involving simultaneous strategies in multiple jurisdictions—recently Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, England and Wales, offshore jurisdictions, and U.S. federal and state courts.
He has been cited on topics involving cross-border judgment and arbitration award monetization by publications including The New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, Global Arbitration Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, The Boston Globe, Asia Business Law Journal, the Hong Kong Lawyer, and the Business Times.
Mr. Han is admitted as a Solicitor Advocate in Hong Kong and in the United States. He is a Beijing native and fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker. Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Han practiced at Covington & Burling LLP. Earlier in his career, he served as a law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.