Publications May 29, 2024

Matthew I. Menchel Shares Experiences in Criminal Law and Views on Bridging the Pay Gap on Podcast

From his time working as a federal prosecutor to achieving victory in complex civil litigation, Kobre & Kim’s Miami-based lawyer Matthew I. Menchel shared his experiences with white collar defense and corporate investigations attorneys Marissel Descalzo and Vanessa Johannes Singh, hosts of the Athena Rising podcast.

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Publications May 29, 2024

Kobre & Kim Reinforces Commitment to China as Other Firms Exit or Downsize: Law360

As opportunities arise in areas such as international asset recovery, government enforcement work, and joint venture shareholder disputes, the firm looks to strengthen its operations in China.

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Publications April 5, 2024

Kunhee Cho Explains Impact of Korea Corporate Value-Up Program for Activist Investors with The Deal

The Korean government recently unveiled its much-anticipated Corporate Value-Up program, an effort to address the “Korea discount,” the low valuation of Korean companies. Kobre & Kim’s Kunhee Cho, who focuses on cross-border disputes and shareholder activism campaigns, sat down with The Deal to explain what the program means for activist investors.

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Publications March 28, 2024

Global Restructuring Review: Chinese Property Developer Fails to Dismiss NY Suit From BFAM and Other Bondholders Represented By Kobre & Kim

An important ruling by a New York court, rejecting Chinese real estate develop Glory Health’s efforts to dismiss a suit brought by a group of bondholders represented by Kobre & Kim, found that beneficial owners may receive authorization from the registered holder to sue, as reported by Global Restructuring Review.

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Publications March 28, 2024

Jacob Kirkham to Bloomberg Law on What Comes Next for Delaware After Moelis Ruling

The landmark Moelis ruling by the Delaware Court of Chancery has some speculating over Delaware’s place as America’s corporate capital. Kobre & Kim’s Delaware-based Jacob Kirkham, who focuses on complex corporate and commercial litigation, sat down with Bloomberg Law to dissect the current legal landscape in the state.

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Publications March 21, 2024

Bloomberg News: NY Court Ruling Obtained by Kobre & Kim is “A Possibly Expedient Way” For Creditors to Sue Bond Issuers Directly

A ruling obtained in New York by Kobre & Kim on behalf of global bondholders against Chinese property developer Glory Health “provides a glimpse of a possibly expedient way for creditors to sue financially strapped bond issuers to get paid under New York law, the state with jurisdiction on a large bulk of Chinese companies’ dollar notes,” Bloomberg News reports.

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Publications February 20, 2024

Daniel Lee Compares Court Transparency in Korea and the United States with Korean Law Times

In Korea, court opinions are generally not made public. This contrasts with the United States, where not only judgments but also indictments, submitted evidence and court transcripts can be made public. Kobre & Kim’s Seoul-based Daniel Lee, a former U.S. federal prosecutor, explains the difference when he sat down with the Korean Law Times.

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Publications February 5, 2024

Robin Baik to Financial Times: Upcoming Elections Add Pressure on Korean Authorities to Reform Shareholder Rights

Could the “Korean discount” that characterizes the chronically undervalued Korean stock market come to an end as the government and activist investors push for change? Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik, who focuses on shareholder activist campaigns and international disputes related to Korea, spoke with the Financial Times on the shifting landscape in Korea.

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Publications February 5, 2024

Kobre & Kim Case Concerning Spain’s Sovereign Immunity and Investment Treaty Arbitration Featured by The Lawyer Among Top 2024 Appeals

The Kingdom of Spain’s appeal against a landmark English High Court judgment in favor of two investors represented by Kobre & Kim is featured among the top ten appeals of 2024 by The Lawyer.

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Publications January 31, 2024

Polly Wilkins and Jason Masimore on How Private Clients Can Manage Reputational Risks in Article with DRD Partnership

For high-net-worth individuals and private clients involved in contentious situations, misinformation created and spread by bad-faith opponents is a real and tangible threat. Falsehoods can easily spread online and get picked up by established media following a coordinated campaign, threatening reputational harm around the world. Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins and Jason Masimore unpacked the dangers and offered strategies to manage the risks in an article written with international strategic communications consultancy, DRD Partnership.

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Publications January 2, 2024

Paul Hughes Examines UAE Recovery Options for International Creditors in Law.com International

As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) emerges as a significant economic center, it has attracted international creditors seeking to recover debts as part of a worldwide enforcement campaign. Kobre & Kim’s Dubai-based Paul Hughes, who focuses on cross-border judgment and award enforcement, explores the options available for creditors to accelerate recovery and overcome common hurdles in an article for Law.com International.

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Publications December 14, 2023

Kobre & Kim’s International Enforcement Judgment Featured Among Commercial Dispute Resolution’s Top 2023 Cases

An English High Court judgment on state immunity and international arbitration, obtained in May 2023 by Kobre & Kim on behalf of two investors, was featured among the top global cases of 2023 in Commercial Dispute Resolution’s year in review.

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Publications December 13, 2023

Kobre & Kim’s Brazil Growth Reported in Brazilian Publication Análise

Kobre & Kim’s continuing expansion in Latin America, with the growth of its on-the-ground team in Brazil, was reported in Brazilian publication Análise.

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Publications November 6, 2023

Kobre & Kim Expands in Brazil as Insolvency Work Grows: Law.com International

With a boom in insolvency and restructuring work in Brazil in the aftermath of the pandemic, as well as an inflow of capital into the region to secure commodities and infrastructure projects, Kobre & Kim has expanded its Brazil-based team to reinforce the firm’s local presence, Law.com International reported.

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Publications October 4, 2023

John Han Discusses Evergrande with the Wall Street Journal

Embattled Chinese real estate developer Evergrande is in dire straits after parts of its proposed turnaround plan were blocked by China's regulators. Market observers are left wondering what this could mean for other similarly troubled real estate companies in China, such as Country Garden, that are currently navigating a turbulent housing crisis in the world's second-largest economy. Kobre & Kim's John Han, who focuses on cross-border monetization of distressed assets, sat down with The Wall Street Journal to discuss what might be next for the property giant and other Chinese real estate companies.

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