Insolvency & Debtor-Creditor Disputes

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Events February 16, 2021

Timothy Haynes to Join Panel on Insolvency Powers in Cross-Border Asset Recovery Cases

Kobre & Kim’s Timothy Haynes will join a panel on insolvency powers in cross-border asset recovery cases at the Asset Recovery Middle East virtual conference hosted by Informa on February 17, 2021 at 11:20 am Arabian Standard Time. 

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Firm News February 5, 2021

Kobre & Kim Cayman Lawyers Elected to RISA Leadership Posts

At the recent Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA) Cayman annual general meeting, Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume, a director at RISA Cayman, has also taken over the role as Chair of the Board.

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Firm News January 27, 2021

Judgment Creditors, represented by Kobre & Kim, Win Rare Order Dismissing Rolta Chapter 11 Cases

A federal bankruptcy judge has dismissed Chapter 11 cases filed by subsidiaries of the IT multinational company Rolta India Ltd., finding that they “did not have a realistic ability to effectively reorganize.” 

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Publications January 26, 2021

Wealth Talk: Farrington Yates on Using U.S. Insolvency for Cross-Border Information Gathering

It may be surprising to learn that there can be a broad overlap between U.S. bankruptcy law and litigation involving high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), but as Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates explained in the tenth episode of Kobre & Kim’s series with Family Wealth Report on global challenges facing HNWIs, the available tools can be powerful.

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Events November 17, 2020

Nick Cherryman Joins Panel on Debt Enforcement Strategies for Indian Banks with Non-Performing Loans

A critical issue for Indian banks has been the amount of non-performing loans weighing down their balance sheets and profitability. Fortunately, as Kobre & Kim’s Nick Cherryman will discuss on an InformaConnect virtual panel at 4:45pm New Delhi time / 11:15am London time, November 19, 2020, there are global solutions to this seemingly intractable problem.

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Events November 16, 2020

Rebecca Hume to Lead INSOL International Virtual Panel on Successful Global Restructuring

Join Kobre & Kim’s Cayman-based Rebecca Hume, who has deep experience handling complex insolvency litigation linked to offshore jurisdictions, as she chairs an INSOL International virtual panel on successful global restructuring at 9am Cayman time / 2pm GMT, November 18, 2020.

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Firm News October 7, 2020

Kobre & Kim Welcomes Accomplished APAC Offshore Lawyer Timothy Haynes in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, October 7, 2020 – Seasoned offshore disputes and insolvency lawyer Timothy Haynes has joined Kobre & Kim as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

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Publications September 16, 2020

Ulrich Payne Analyzes Offshore Insolvency and Litigation Finance Trends with Burford Capital

Despite, and in some cases because of, the pandemic, offshore jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) central to global restructuring efforts have been undergoing notable changes. Kobre & Kim’s Ulrich Payne sat down with Burford Capital’s The Burford Quarterly as part of a roundtable discussion to examine these ongoing trends.

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Events September 15, 2020

Farrington Yates Chairs INSOL International Panel on Fraud and the Pandemic

As the pandemic threatens the survival of countless businesses around the world, many struggling to stay afloat may find themselves accused of fraud. Join Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates as he chairs a panel on this very topic, hosted by INSOL International at 1:40pm EDT, September 17.

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Accolades September 9, 2020

Nineteen Kobre & Kim Lawyers Recognized as Leaders by Who’s Who Legal

We are proud to announce that Who’s Who Legal (WWL) recognized nineteen Kobre & Kim lawyers as Global Leaders in their latest global ranking of lawyers for 2020 in the areas of asset recovery, business crime defense, investigations and restructuring & insolvency.

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Publications July 8, 2020

Lian Lian on COVID-19, cross-border trade disputes, and other global challenges facing Chinese companies in 2020

In advance of Kobre & Kim’s participation in this year’s China International Import Expo (CIIE), Managing Director of China Lian Lian sat down with event organizers to discuss the firm’s decision to attend one of the year’s biggest cross-border trade events, which features importers from every province in China and across every industry.

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Events July 8, 2020

Rebecca Hume Moderates Panel on Insolvency Tools for Arbitration Cases in Russia and CIS

How can insolvency tools inform a broader strategy in arbitration cases and asset recovery in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) jurisdictions? Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume will moderate a virtual panel on insolvency tools in the Asset Recovery conference on July 9, 2020, 4:55 pm EEST / 2:55 pm BST / 9:55 am EDT.

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Publications June 15, 2020

Kobre & Kim Lawyers on Using U.S. Discovery for Israeli Disputes

Israel parties will face a coming wave of cross-border litigation and arbitration as a result of the COVID-19 economic downturn. Kobre & Kim’s Jeremy Bressman, Farrington Yates and Robert Henoch wrote for Calcalist on how Israel practitioners can boost their cases by leveraging powerful discovery tools in the U.S. that are unavailable in Israel.

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Publications May 29, 2020

Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park on South Korea’s New Digital Currency Legal Regime

“The days of South Korea as the ‘wild west’ of digital currencies are no more,” Kobre & Kim’s Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park wrote in a recent analysis of South Korea’s digital currency legal regime for Asia Business Law Journal.

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Publications May 28, 2020

Farrington Yates Unpacks his Insolvency Practice in Vault Q&A

As part of their 2020 Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, Vault sat down with Kobre & Kim’s very own Farrington Yates, who walked through the ins-and-outs of his practice area in insolvency.

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