International Judgment Enforcement & Offshore Asset Recovery

Kobre & Kim currently acts as enforcement counsel on the two largest international arbitration award enforcement projects in the world. As the only firm able to deliver the full spectrum of global asset recovery services, our team has been featured on the cover of The Wall Street Journal and recognized repeatedly in legal industry publications as one of the most highly regarded judgment enforcement/asset recovery firms.


Events September 16, 2020

Kobre & Kim to Host Virtual Panel on Battle-Tested Techniques to Enforce Judgments and Awards Against Sovereigns

Monetizing judgments and arbitration awards against sovereign entities can lead to significant returns for investors, but it can become incredibly complicated. Kobre & Kim will be hosting a virtual panel to discuss recent challenges and opportunities within this space, as well as battle-tested and unconventional techniques to use against sovereign entities on Tuesday, September 29, 11am EDT / 4pm BST.

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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 August 24, 2020

Andrew Stafford QC Analyzes Implications of Koza v Koza Altin Isletmeleri on Cross-Border Arbitration Funding

A recent judgment by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has important implications for the court’s intervention in international arbitrations and their treatment of arguments based on abuse of process and Henderson v Henderson, Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford QC wrote in an article first published by Lexis®PSL on August 4, 2020.

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Client Alert August 5, 2020

Clashing with Titans: Maximizing Returns on Sovereign Judgment Enforcement

  • The current economic downturn has triggered record-breaking amounts of debt owed by governments to overseas investors.
  • The crisis, however, has the potential to create large returns for creditors and investors willing to aggressively pursue their claims over a sovereign government.
  • A proven yet unorthodox cross-border litigation strategy that catches sovereigns by surprise can achieve the monetization of judgments previously thought too tough to enforce.

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Client Alert August 5, 2020

When Sovereign Judgment Debtors Fight Back: Clashing with Titans

  • Investors and creditors can gain potentially large returns if they successfully enforce a large judgment against a sovereign debtor.
  • However, with such high-stakes, sovereign governments have begun fighting back using state powers against creditors, turning civil proceedings into a quasi-criminal cross-border dispute.
  • A creditor must employ anticipatory and nonconventional counteroffensive measures in order to protect themselves and maximize their odds of success.

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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 30, 2020

John Han Discusses Chinese UHNWIs in Hong Kong and COVID-19-triggered Litigation in Live Interview with Citywealth

Sharing his expertise on a broad range of topics, from Chinese ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), the Hong Kong legal system, the impact of COVID-19, forum shopping, and stress-testing and forward planning for UHNWIs, Kobre & Kim’s John Han joined the latest Citywealth “Live Session” for an in-depth interview.

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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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Events June 12, 2020

Kobre & Kim Hosts Webinar on Working With Law Enforcement in Asset Recovery Disputes

Economic downturns lead to increased discovery and enforcement of financial fraud and misconduct. Getting law enforcement involved on your behalf can significantly increase the chances of recovering your assets.

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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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Events May 27, 2020

Kobre & Kim Hosts a Webinar on Asset Recovery in the Post Pandemic Balkans

Billions of dollars are being infused into the Balkans by the World Bank, IMF, sovereigns and other investment entities in response to Covid-19 and the ensuing economic fall-out.

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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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Events May 6, 2020

Kobre & Kim’s Women’s Initiative Hosts All-Women Panel on Global Discovery Tools Amidst COVID-19 Disruption

Kobre & Kim’s Women’s Initiative hosted an all-women happy hour and panel discussion on May 6 on legal issues surrounding cross-border cases and related negotiations amidst the global disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Publications April 30, 2020

Oleg Shaulko on the Potential New Wave of Litigation Funding in Ukraine

Kobre & Kim’s Oleg Shaulko penned an article in Law360 discussing a proposed Ukrainian law that opens up opportunities for third party litigation funders, in an effort to drive cross-border asset recovery efforts and ultimately fight corruption.

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