Special Situations Disputes

Kobre & Kim is called upon by major corporations, investment funds and portfolio companies to litigate high-stakes trials and other commercial disputes adverse to major financial institutions and non-bank lenders. Many of our matters require global strategies and cross-border execution. 

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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Client Alert August 9, 2023

How SPAC Sponsors and De-SPACed Companies Can Protect Themselves as Valuations Plunge

  • After the SPAC boom of 2020 and 2021, many de-SPACed companies are now facing cash constraints and even bankruptcy.
  • Companies and their sponsors could face increasing scrutiny and disputes from shareholders, creditors or regulators as a result.
  • We explain how sponsors can be best positioned to prepare for the legal, financial and reputational risks that follow.

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Accolades June 1, 2023

Kobre & Kim Earns Top Recognitions in Chambers USA New York Rankings

Kobre & Kim and several lawyers have been recognized in the latest Chambers USA rankings for New York, placing among the top firms and lawyers in several categories for commercial, white-collar and financial litigation.

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Client Alert May 25, 2023

Asia-Based Investors in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Can Mitigate Losses by Defending their Legal Rights

  • Chinese and other Asia-based investors have targeted the U.S. commercial real estate market recently, whether by direct investment or through CMBS or REITs.
  • However, the pandemic, credit tightening and regional bank failures have accelerated a market downturn, and many investors are vulnerable to losses.
  • Investors should consider proactive or counteroffensive strategies to enforce their legal rights, even against big industry players, to mitigate their losses and protect their bottom lines.

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Accolades June 2, 2022

Kobre & Kim Sweeps Several Chambers USA New York Litigation Rankings

Kobre & Kim and many of our lawyers have been recognized in the latest Chambers USA rankings for our strength in New York litigation, placing among the top in several categories for commercial, white collar and financial litigation.

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Publications February 11, 2022

Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park: Legal Status of NFTs in Korea is Unclear

With the country’s strength in technology and pop culture, South Korea is seeing a rise in popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). From tech and financial companies to K-pop agencies and Korean drama and video game producers, more industries are laying the groundwork for an NFT boom. However, as Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park explained in an article for Asia Business Law Review, the legal status of NFTs in Korea remains ambiguous.

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Events November 22, 2021

Lara Levinson and Calvin Koo on the Intersection of Anti-Money Laundering and Digital Assets

How will government enforcement regulations keep up with the rapid evolution of digital assets? Kobre & Kim’s Lara Levinson and Calvin Koo, who focus on enforcement and tracing of digital assets, will discuss the potential intersection of anti-money laundering (AML), cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at the AML/CTF Annual Summit Philippines, at 2:45 pm Manila time / 6:45 am London time on Friday, November 26. 

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Accolades August 10, 2021

Danielle Rose Named in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation 2021

Benchmark Litigation has again named Kobre & Kim’s Danielle Rose as one of their Top 250 Women in Litigation.  The 2021 version of the publication features the “most distinguished women in the world of litigation.”  Benchmark compiled its list based on peer and client review as well as consideration of recent case work.

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Publications June 29, 2021

Jeremy Bressman Explains What’s Next for SPACs to Family Wealth Report

After experiencing a boom in the United States, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are now in a bit of a lull as regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, increase scrutiny. Kobre & Kim’s Jeremy Bressman, who handles complex cross-border asset recovery, regulatory and investigation matters, analyzed what comes next for SPACs when he sat down with Family Wealth Report.

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Events June 22, 2021

Kobre & Kim Joins Latin America Digital Asset Recovery Panel with Pinheiro Neto Advogados, TozziniFreire and Chainalysis, Inc.

The cryptocurrency boom and lagging government regulations are colliding in Latin America, exposing digital assets to fraudulent activity. Kobre & Kim and the Brazilian Chamber of Digital Commerce will discuss recovering misappropriated assets at the co-hosted webinar, “How to Trace and Recover Cryptoassets,” on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM ET / 11:00 AM BRT.

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Firm News June 1, 2021

Former Executives, Represented by Kobre & Kim, Defeat AIG Financial Products Corp’s Motion to Dismiss US $185 Million Lawsuit

In a win for former AIG executives represented by Kobre & Kim, a Connecticut state judge rejected AIG Financial Products Corp’s (AIGFP) motion to strike the plaintiffs’ complaint over US $185 million owed from their deferred compensation accounts.

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Events May 27, 2021

Farrington Yates, Daniel Saval and Evelyn Sheehan Speak at Asset Recovery Americas 2021 Virtual Conference

A trio of Kobre & Kim lawyers with extensive backgrounds in Asset Recovery are all making an appearance at the 2021 Asset Recovery Americas Virtual Conference on May 27, 2021.

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Publications May 19, 2021

Danielle Rose, Steven Perlstein and Zachary Rosenbaum on Contractual Disputes Triggered by the End of LIBOR

With the end of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) looming, contractual counterparties should prepare for disputes regarding “fallback” interest rates.  

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Events May 5, 2021

John Han Shares Insights into Greater China Debt Market at ALB Hong Kong and Greater China Debt & Restructuring Forum 2021

A wave of debt restructuring and insolvencies is expected to come in the aftermath of the global economic downturn. At the same time, there has been a rise in non-performing loans, distressed debt and government regulation in Greater China. Kobre & Kim’s John Han will share his insights into these opportunities in the ALB Hong Kong and Greater China Debt & Restructuring Forum 2021 on May 27, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Hong Kong time at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel.

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Publications March 10, 2021

Benjamin Sirota and David McGill on Antitrust and Financial Services in Part 3 of Antitrust Podcast Series

Financial services institutions often focus on the actions of enforcers like the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in assessing their exposure.  And rightly so.  What they may fail to consider, however, are the antitrust risks of their business dealings, particularly as government enforcement agencies and private parties increasingly employ antitrust perspectives. 

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