Insolvency & Debtor-Creditor Disputes

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Accolades December 22, 2022

Peter Tyers-Smith Recognized in Who’s Who Legal “Restructuring & Insolvency 2023”

Top legal market directory Who’s Who Legal has recognized Kobre & Kim’s Peter Tyers-Smith among the top practitioners in its latest “Restructuring & Insolvency 2023” rankings.

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Accolades December 19, 2022

Kobre & Kim Placed in 2022 Global Restructuring Review 100

Global Restructuring Review has placed Kobre & Kim in its sixth annual GRR 100, the most comprehensive edition of its guide to the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.

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Client Alert November 23, 2022

Bankruptcy is Not the Only Way: Alternative Insolvency Techniques in Delaware

  • As the place of incorporation for many entities, Delaware has become a center for resolving high-stakes, cross-border insolvencies.
  • But many parties, especially from outside the U.S., default to using Chapter 11 bankruptcy, when it can be long, drawn-out, unpredictable and costly.
  • Our Insolvency and Delaware teams outline alternatives in the state that could be quicker and cheaper.

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Events November 8, 2022

Paul Hughes and John Han Explore Middle East Insolvency Disputes Trends in Dubai Seminar

Dubai is solidifying its role as a hub for resolving contentious insolvency and distressed debt disputes in the Middle East and around the world. Kobre & Kim’s Paul Hughes and John Han will examine the recent trends and developments in this area during a seminar hosted by the Restructuring Insolvency and Legal Practitioners Association (RILPA) in Dubai at 8:30 am local time, November 15, 2022.

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Events September 16, 2022

Kobre & Kim Co-Founds Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network North America Chapter in Inaugural Event

Cryptocurrency fraud and asset recovery is an increasingly active litigation space – crypto class action lawsuits are up, a number of major crypto platforms have filed for bankruptcy and government regulators and enforcers are investing more resources in this area. As such, Kobre & Kim is proud to co-found the North America chapter of the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network (CFAAR), an emerging network of industry-leading professionals that aims to develop best practices for dealing with cryptocurrency dispute resolution.

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Accolades August 26, 2022

Kobre & Kim's Latin America Restructuring Team Recognized in Turnarounds & Workouts

Kobre & Kim has been listed among the top U.S. firms with Latin American restructuring practices in the August 2022 special report by Turnarounds and Workouts, a newsletter for people tracking distressed businesses in the United States and Canada.

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Accolades August 18, 2022

Stephen Astringer Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2023

The latest Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for 2023 has recognized Stephen Astringer for his top work in “Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law” and “Litigation – Bankruptcy.”

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Publications August 15, 2022

Daniel Saval to The Deal: Why More Crypto Companies May File for Bankruptcy

The contagion of collapsing cryptocurrency companies – from Three Arrows Capital to Voyager Digital and Celsius Network – in recent months may not be over yet. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval, who regularly represents crypto industry stakeholders in complex cross-border insolvency disputes, sat down with The Deal to answer why bankruptcies are likely to continue.

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Publications August 3, 2022

Daniel Saval Discusses Recovery for Customers in Voyager and Celsius Crypto Bankruptcies with Yahoo Finance

Recent letters filed in court from customers in the bankruptcy cases of cryptocurrency platforms Voyager Digital and Celsius Network reveal the extent of the potential financial ruin faced by customers after those companies halted withdrawals. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval with Yahoo Finance discussed the challenges ahead for the customers-turned-creditors as they seek to recover their assets.

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Publications August 3, 2022

Daniel Saval, Andrew Stafford KC, Evelyn Sheehan, Amanda Tuminelli and Timothy de Swardt Explore Crypto Recovery from Insolvent Companies

Daniel Saval, Andrew Stafford KC, Evelyn Sheehan, Amanda Tuminelli and Timothy de Swardt wrote in Forkast about how recovering crypto assets from insolvent companies may be easier than one might think.

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Publications July 21, 2022

Jason Kang Speaks with South China Morning Post on US $255 Million Chinese Debt Enforcement Win

In a victory for creditors represented by Kobre & Kim, the Hong Kong High Court found Steven Zhang, president of Inter Milan and son of the founder of Chinese e-commerce retailer Suning, liable for US $255 million in a landmark verdict. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who argued the case with Francesca Ip, commented to South China Morning Post (SCMP) about the judgment.

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Publications July 20, 2022

Daniel Saval in Law360: Crypto Funds Recovery May Be Difficult

In the recent wave of cryptocurrency platform Chapter 11 bankruptcies, the question facing litigators, the platforms and their customers is who owns cryptocurrency held by bankrupt trading and investing platforms? Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval offered his insights to Law360.

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Publications July 20, 2022

Daniel Saval Unpacks Crypto Bankruptcy with CNBC.com

It is not clear yet what will happen in response to the several cryptocurrency firms that have filed for bankruptcy this month, an event that is unprecedented in the U.S. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval sat down with CNBC.com to explain what may happen to users of these firms.

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Publications July 20, 2022

Daniel Saval on Crypto Property Rights with Fortune

The sudden bankruptcies of Celsius and Voyager, two large cryptocurrency platforms, left customers scrambling after the platforms claimed that the crypto deposits they held were corporate assets the firms can use to pay off larger creditors rather than belonging to the customers. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval explained to Fortune why it may be difficult for customers to establish a property right to their assets.

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Publications July 8, 2022

Daniel Saval on Crypto Funds Recovery with MarketWatch

Several crypto companies have been reported to be in distress over the past few weeks, including Celsius, Babel Finance and CoinFlex, with digital asset broker Voyager filing for bankruptcy this week. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval, who focuses on the intersection of digital currency and insolvency, sat down with MarketWatch to explain what this means for customers.

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