Cross-Border Insolvency Disputes and Investigations

Kobre & Kim serves as special counsel in high-stakes, complex restructuring and insolvency litigation and investigations for corporate boards, investment funds, special committees, creditors and creditor committees, debtors, liquidators, trustees and other investors. We often work cooperatively with clients’ existing legal teams as special counsel and can be adverse to virtually any institution. 

Kobre & Kim represents stakeholders including creditor committees, debtors, trustees, independent directors, lenders, bond and equity holders, foreign insolvency representations and special committees in high-stakes, complex insolvency and restructuring disputes and investigations. 

Lead Trial Counsel in Restructuring & Insolvency Litigation.

We take an aggressive approach to restructuring and insolvency matters, often serving as lead trial counsel, and have been involved in some of the largest and most complex restructurings in recent times. Even in matters that do not proceed to trial, our focus on the key proof and pressure points substantially improves court outcomes and settlement dynamics.

Team Players Enhancing Existing Legal Team.

We work as team players to handle whatever role is most appropriate and to collaborate efficiently with the client’s existing legal team to maximize the client’s interests. Because we do not typically pursue institutional client relationships, we are frequently called upon by other major law firms to conduct investigations on behalf of their clients where credibility and independence are required.

Special Counsel in Bankruptcy & Restructuring Investigations.

Our team, which includes insolvency practitioners, civil litigators and former U.S. federal prosecutors based around the world, holistically investigates potential claims and liabilities on behalf of corporate boards, independent directors and special committees. Having acted on behalf of debtors, official committees, indenture trustees, bondholders and creditors, we understand the competing interests at play in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Offshore Team Focused on Insolvency and Commercial Disputes.

Our team includes English solicitors and barristers (including English King’s Counsel), offshore lawyers in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, and Hong Kong solicitors, among others, with substantial experience in high-stakes insolvency litigation and commercial disputes. We have handled financial and commercial disputes involving the full spectrum of complex corporate structures typically used in offshore jurisdictions.

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