We devote 100% of our practice to disputes and investigations, conducting most of our work as special conflicts counsel in complex international disputes.
Our specialized, integrated product offerings allow us to pursue aggressive and creative solutions to clients’ underlying problems, whether they are legal, financial, commercial or reputational.
Gold = Integrated Offering
Kobre & Kim represents broad classes of investors, creditors, and their fiduciaries in situations where there is a risk that a debtor will not pay in full, as well as debtors targeted by creditors in similar distressed situations. We deploy aggressive, creative strategies that go beyond legal maneuvers, combining traditional legal skill sets with non-legal disciplines to deliver on a client’s commercial goals.
Kobre & Kim serves as special counsel in high-stakes, complex restructuring and insolvency litigation and investigations for corporate boards, investment funds, special committees, creditors and creditor committees, debtors, liquidators, trustees and other investors. We often work cooperatively with clients’ existing legal teams as special counsel and can be adverse to virtually any institution.
Our trial lawyers have extensive experience aggressively defending clients in high-profile cases against the government. Our criminal and regulatory practice is primarily cross-border, often involving simultaneous investigations by law enforcement authorities in several countries. We are one of the only firms with former U.S. prosecutors permanently stationed in offices in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
We focus on serving as special litigation counsel, avoiding conflicts that often prevent other firms from taking on the large-scale litigation common in patent infringement actions. As a result, we are able to aggressively represent our clients even when facing industrywide opposition.
Kobre & Kim has worked 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.
Kobre & Kim provides offensive and defensive cross-border litigation and crisis management strategies to ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) with global business interests, to preserve their assets, liberty and reputation. Our team of former U.S. government lawyers and commercial litigators have a proven track record of coordinating multi-jurisdictional offensive, counter-offensive and defensive strategies on behalf of international private clients in anticipation, or as a result of, high-stakes civil and criminal proceedings and investigations aimed at asset forfeiture or confiscation. Our multidimensional approach to UHNWI disputes, which includes the deployment of both in-court and out-of-court strategies, is the premier solution for resolving business disputes and sovereign-driven investigations, tracing and recovering misappropriated funds, defending against asset attacks, as well as acquiring and strategically deploying information to provide UHNWIs with a commercial advantage in their disputes and investigations.
We are often called in to assist when an organization with multiple stakeholders requires an independent and objective review. We do not ordinarily maintain repeat clients of our own and are therefore reliably free of relationships to major banks, nongovernmental organizations or other typical stakeholders with an interest in the outcome of the investigation.
Because our firm avoids ongoing client relationships with common industry participants and instead focuses on special-situation engagements, we offer aggressive and independent advocacy even in cases involving numerous, overlapping institutional stakeholders' interests.
We act as special counsel to deploy an asset-focused, private enforcement operation aimed at combatting fraud and restoring lost revenue. These high-stakes, large-scale private enforcement campaigns aim to acquire competitive information regarding commercial threats, bring civil claims and spring law enforcement into action.
Kobre & Kim is called upon by major corporations, investment funds and portfolio companies to litigate high-stakes trials and other commercial disputes adverse to major financial institutions and non-bank lenders. Many of our matters require global strategies and cross-border execution.
We have advocated in some of the highest-profile trusts disputes of recent times, acting on behalf of trustees, beneficiaries and protectors in contentious matters that involve misappropriation of assets.