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.


Accolades June 7, 2024

Kobre & Kim’s “Powerhouse” IP Team, Partners Michael Ng and Daniel Zaheer Ranked as Top Global Patent Litigators

Calling Kobre & Kim a “top-tier patent litigation outfit that has a stellar reputation for getting results,” leading industry publication IAM has again recognized the firm’s intellectual property (IP) team in its 2024 edition of the IAM Patent 1000.

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Accolades June 7, 2024

Kobre & Kim Earns Top Recognitions in Chambers USA New York Rankings

Kobre & Kim and several lawyers have been recognized in the latest Chambers USA rankings for New York, placing among the top firms and lawyers in several categories for commercial, white-collar and financial litigation.

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Accolades June 7, 2024

Kobre & Kim Tops Chambers USA Florida Litigation List, All Miami Partners Recognized

Kobre & Kim has again earned the very top rank in the Chambers USA 2023 rankings for Florida white-collar crime and government investigations, and every Miami-based partner has also earned top individual rankings.

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Accolades June 7, 2024

Kobre & Kim and Lawyers in Band 1 of Chambers USA Nationwide Rankings

The latest Chambers USA rankings have placed Kobre & Kim, as well as Michael Kim, Jonathan Cogan and Matthew Menchel, in Band 1 in several nationwide categories.

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Firm News June 7, 2024

2024 LGBTQ+ Pride Month at Kobre & Kim

Kobre & Kim is once again celebrating Pride Month, as we are committed to affirming our firm’s support of both our LGBTQ+ colleagues as well as the LGBTQ+ community.

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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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Accolades May 15, 2024

Kobre & Kim’s Michael Bahn Listed as 2024 Rising Star in Legal Times Korea

Kobre and Kim’s Michael Bahn was listed as a 2024 Rising Star in Korean legal publication Legal Times Korea.

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Firm News May 10, 2024

Landmark UAE Ruling Strengthens Hand of Creditors

International investigation and dispute resolution law firm Kobre & Kim has won a landmark victory for creditors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Dubai Court of Cassation issued a final decision unwinding the transfer of shares by the debtors to a family member, even though the transfer took place before the issuance of a final judgment confirming the debt owed to Kobre & Kim’s client.

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Firm News May 10, 2024

Delaware Court Allows Claims Against AIG Over Credit Agreement to Proceed

The Delaware bankruptcy court issued a decision on May 9, 2024 allowing claims by 46 former AIG FP executives against AIG in a dispute over a US $65 billion credit agreement to move forward.

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Firm News May 6, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Appears Before New York State Appellate Court for Criminal Appeal

As part of the firm’s commitment to pro bono work and our partnership with Appellate Advocates, Kobre & Kim appeared before the New York State Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department last month for oral argument on an appeal of a charge for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

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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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