Insolvency & Debtor-Creditor Disputes

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Events May 20, 2020

Rebecca Hume on Cross-Cultural Considerations in Global Insolvencies

Insolvencies and restructuring transactions are increasingly cross-border, involving a mix of stakeholders from different backgrounds and cultures. Understanding and being sensitive to these different cultures can oftentimes be key to success, as Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume will discuss at an International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) panel on May 21st at 7am ET / 12p BST.

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Events May 14, 2020

Randall Arthur Joins Webinar on Insolvency and Global Asset Recovery

Kobre & Kim’s Randall Arthur spoke on insolvency-related strategies available to lawyers and insolvency practitioners for tracking down and recovering assets worldwide at an April 24 webinar hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty.

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Publications May 8, 2020

Michael Kim: Post-COVID Landscape Will Yield Increased Fraud on Global (non-U.S.) Scale

Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim recently sat down with Dan Packel of the American Lawyer to discuss how he thinks any ensuing recession in the wake of COVID-19 will see a rush of fraud-related claims, as well as creditor-debtor disputes on a global scale that was unseen in the 2007-8 global financial crisis.

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Publications March 13, 2020

Andrew Stafford QC and James Chapman-Booth on Using Insolvency to Recover Assets

Kobre & Kim lawyers Andrew Stafford QC and James Chapman-Booth detailed the use of insolvency as a tool in aid of judgment enforcement in an article they wrote for Commercial Dispute Resolution.

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Events February 3, 2020

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses the Division of Proceeds of Crime with the American Bankruptcy Institute

Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan will discuss the tensions that arise with the division of forfeited assets at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Caribbean Insolvency Symposium in San Juan on February 4. 

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Events January 15, 2020

Rebecca Hume Shares Cross-Border Asset Recovery Strategies with the International Insolvency Institute

On January 16th, Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume will be speaking on a panel at the International Insolvency Institute’s USA/Canada/Caribbean and Latin America Regional Conference being held in Miami, Florida. 

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Events December 3, 2019

Rebecca Hume on Offshore Insolvency Issues with INSOL International and RISA

Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume will join a panel of speakers at INSOL International and RISA’s One Day Seminar in the Bahamas on Thursday, December 5th.

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Events November 18, 2019

Rebecca Hume Co-Chairs 2019 RISA South Square Conference

On November 18, Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume will co-chair the 5th annual RISA and South Square joint conference in Grand Cayman.

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Publications October 18, 2019

Kobre & Kim Denounces Chinese Billionaire Debtor’s Bankruptcy Plan in Law360

As Kobre & Kim continues its arbitral enforcement campaign against billionaire Jia Yueting, the Chinese tycoon has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an apparent attempt to delay or circumvent judgment. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval, a bankruptcy lawyer well-versed in cross-border insolvency matters, provided a statement to Law 360 about this development.

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Events June 13, 2019

Adam Lavine Discusses Asset Recovery Strategies at III NextGen

On Sunday, June 16th, Kobre & Kim lawyer Adam Lavine will join a panel discussion focusing on asset recovery strategies in cross-border insolvency cases at the 19th Annual International Insolvency Conference’s NextGen Leadership Program in Barcelona, Spain.

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Firm News June 12, 2019

Nick Cherryman Bolsters Kobre & Kim’s Cross-Border Disputes Capabilities in the UK

LONDON, Wednesday, June 12 – Nick Cherryman, one of the leading international commercial disputes lawyers in London, joined Kobre & Kim as a partner in its London office this month.

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Publications June 12, 2019

Cross-Border Disputes Heavyweight Nick Cherryman Joins Kobre & Kim’s London Office

Kobre & Kim is pleased to announce Nick Cherryman, a leading international commercial disputes lawyer, has joined our London office.

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Events June 3, 2019

Farrington Yates Discusses Forum Shopping Issues in Fraud and Insolvency

On June 3rd, Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates will join a panel entitled “Forum Shopping” at KNect’s Asset Recovery Latin America conference in São Paulo. 

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Client Alert May 30, 2019

Don’t Overlook China in Difficult Chapter 11 Asset Recovery Efforts

  • In U.S. Chapter 11 cases (especially those involving unsecured creditors), non-traditional asset sources often offer the best hope of recovery.
  • Assets based in China can present surprising asset recovery opportunities for U.S. creditor committees.
  • There is a range of options at a committee's disposal to unlock value from claims against PRC entities, and experience, creativity and local support on both sides of the Pacific are essential to securing monetization.

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Events May 15, 2019

Farrington Yates Discusses Litigation Finance at BTG Global Advisory’s Annual Meeting

Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates will join a panel of experts at BTG Global Advisory’s Annual Meeting in Toronto on May 15th to discuss litigation finance. 

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