News

Many of our engagements involve matters in which our clients face significant public attention. The following is a list of news stories about the firm, our clients, cases and the results we have achieved.


Events June 4, 2024

Jef Klazen, Richard Clarke, and Jason Kang join International Enforcement of Judgements and Awards Forum

This weekend, Kobre & Kim’s Jef Klazen, Richard Clarke, and Jason Kang attended the Cambridge Forum on International Enforcement of Judgements and Awards in Surrey, United Kingdom.

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Events June 3, 2024

Andrew Stafford KC and Nicholas Surmacz on Enforcement of Awards Against Sovereign States at London International Disputes Week Seminar

Winning an arbitration award against a sovereign state and state-owned entities is often the easy part – trying to enforce the award and getting the state to pay can cost enormous amounts of time and money, requiring special strategic considerations.

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Events April 30, 2024

Daniel Saval Explores Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings for Private Clients at ABA International Law Section Annual Conference

When ultra-high-net-worth individuals encounter financial distress, a cross-border insolvency strategy may be necessary to account for the impacts on their assets across different jurisdictions. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval, who focuses on cross-border insolvency strategies, joins the American Bar Association International Law Section Annual Conference in Washington, DC to discuss these issues on a panel at 4:30 pm local time, May 8, 2024.

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Events April 12, 2024

Kobre & Kim São Paulo Team Hosts Breakfast Roundtable on Monetizing Distressed US-Dollar Bonds

As global financial conditions have tightened dramatically over the past few years, Brazil-based investors may find opportunities to invest in and monetize distressed high-yield US-dollar bonds. Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo team – Ana Frischtak, Carolina Leung and Sergio de Aguiar – along with Kobre & Kim’s John Han hosted an intimate breakfast roundtable to discuss these issues on April 12, 2024.

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Events April 1, 2024

Jason Kang and Jian Wu Examine Cross-Border Complexities Facing High-Net-Worth Individuals on AABANY Panel

High-net-worth individuals and their advisors are facing increasing risks and complexities as they navigate a changing global political and economic environment. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang and Jian Wu discuss during an event hosted by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) in the New York office of JAMS at 6:00 pm on April 11, 2024.

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Events March 28, 2024

Calvin Koo Explores Future of Web 3.0 Technology at Hong Kong Conference

The development and proliferation of decentralized blockchain technology has created excitement over a new iteration of the web called Web 3.0. But what should industry participants be aware of as their ambitions run into global legal and regulatory realities? Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo, who focuses on cross-border financial technology disputes, discusses during the Hong Kong Web 3.0 Spring Summit on a panel at 1:10 pm local time, April 5, 2024.

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Events March 26, 2024

Jian Wu Discusses Law Firm Innovation and Prospects in China During Intelligeast Panel

While many international law firms are considering scaling back their Chinese presence, others see continuing room for innovation and opportunities in the country. Kobre & Kim’s Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Jian Wu, discusses the innovating and building of law firms at Intelligeast’s Spring Summit in Shanghai during a panel at 2:30 pm local time on March 27, 2024.

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Events March 18, 2024

Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo Team Host Webinar with Reorg on Offshore Bond Creditor Options of Brazilian Company Intercement

News of InterCement’s planned exit from Brazil and Argentina has shaken offshore creditors. Join Kobre & Kim and Reorg for a webinar on the legal challenges and opportunities this development presents for offshore creditors at 11:00 am São Paulo time, March 28, 2024.

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Events March 4, 2024

John Han Answers Questions on High-Value International Recovery During OffshoreAlert Bangkok 2024

The international landscape for high-value fraud recovery is constantly changing. Kobre & Kim’s John Han, who focuses on the monetization of claims on behalf of investors and multinational companies, joined other leading international fraud and value recovery practitioners to discuss during the OffshoreAlert Bangkok 2024 conference on a panel on February 29, 2024.

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Events March 1, 2024

Michael Kim Reflects on “Shattering the Bamboo Ceiling” During Harvard Law School Conference

Over the last 30 years, the number of Asian American lawyers has more than doubled, and the community has witnessed many firsts in multiple fields. Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim reflects on the barrier breaking by the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community during the 30th Annual National Asian Pacific American Conference on Law & Public Policy hosted by the Harvard Asian Pacific American Law Students Association on March 2, 2024, at Harvard Law School.

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Events February 29, 2024

Evelyn Sheehan Explores the Recent Push for Transparency, Asset Protection and Litigation Risk Management at Private Client Forum Americas

As more jurisdictions take steps to increase transparency of corporate and asset structures – such as public databases of ultimate beneficial owners – many ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) with a legitimate need for confidentiality could become subject to security risks, unwarranted scrutiny and misinformed allegations.

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Events February 28, 2024

Emily Beirne on Building the Law Firm of the Future at IBA Middle East Conference

What can law firms do to stay one step ahead? Kobre & Kim’s Dubai-based Emily Beirne discussed at the International Bar Association Middle East Conference on “Law Firms and Clients Working Together” during a panel on February 28, 2024.

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Events February 26, 2024

Jason Kang Speaks at Open Course on International Arbitration

International arbitrations are a key cross-border dispute resolution mechanism, and it is increasingly important for practitioners around the world to develop their knowledge and expertise in the field. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who focuses on enforcing claims, judgments and awards and other complex disputes with a nexus to China, will share his expertise at an open course organized by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics School of Law.

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Events February 21, 2024

Daniel Saval and Donna Xu Join Cardozo International Law Society for Fireside Chat on Cross-Border Bankruptcy and Restructuring

A practice in insolvency and restructuring can not only cross disciplines but also often geographic borders. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval and Donna Xu introduce their practices and examine key issues during a fireside chat hosted by the Cardozo School of Law International Law Society at 12:00 pm New York time on February 29, 2024.

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Events January 29, 2024

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses Latest Developments in Asset Tracing at C5 Conference

With it being easier than ever to move and hide assets across multiple jurisdictions, what strategies can practitioners deploy to trace and recover assets more effectively? Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, who focuses on cross-border investigations and asset recovery, discussed at the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Miami conference during an interactive session on January 23, 2024.

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