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.


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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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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Firm News March 15, 2024

NY Court Rules that BFAM and Other Offshore Bondholders Can Sue Bond Issuers Directly Without Trustee

In an important ruling that makes it easier for global bondholders unilaterally to sue issuers and guarantors in New York for nonpayment without a trustee, a New York court has allowed a lawsuit brought by BFAM and other global bondholders against Chinese property developer Glory Health to move forward.

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Firm News February 6, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Wins Legal Guardian Appointment for Client

As part of the firm’s continuing commitment to pro bono work, Kobre & Kim is proud to have succeeded in obtaining court appointment of our client as the legal guardian of her 24-year-old intellectually disabled daughter. Our client can now petition for benefits on her daughter’s behalf, file for immigration status and obtain multiple other legal and social services.

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Firm News October 6, 2023

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Gains Asylum for Client Escaping Gang Violence

On September 29, 2023, Kobre & Kim’s pro bono team worked with Human Rights First to successfully gain asylum for their client C, helping her and her three young children escape gang violence in Honduras.

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Firm News October 5, 2023

Kobre & Kim Succeeds in Trimming Suit Against Better Mortgage Executives

In a win for the CEO and general counsel of Better Mortgage represented by Kobre & Kim, a New York federal judge significantly reduced the scope of a lawsuit against them brought by a former executive, as reported by Law360.

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Firm News September 5, 2023

U.S. Federal Prosecutor Michael Keilty Joins Kobre & Kim

NEW YORK, September 5, 2023 – Kobre & Kim, an international disputes and investigations law firm, has announced that former Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”) Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Keilty has joined the firm to enhance its International Private Client (“IPC”) offering.  He will be based in the firm’s New York Office but is expected to travel regularly to the firm’s other offices serving IPC clients, including Dubai, Tel Aviv, Cyprus, Hong Kong and London, among others.

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Firm News June 22, 2023

Kobre & Kim Helps Elliott Obtain US $108 Million Arbitral Award Against the Republic of Korea

SEOUL, JUNE 22, 2023 – Kobre & Kim LLP, together with law firms Three Crowns and KL Partners, have obtained a US $108 million award for Elliott Associates, L.P., resolving an international arbitration against the Republic of Korea over its alleged unlawful intervention in the 2015 merger between Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries, both affiliates of Samsung Group, Korea’s largest chaebol.

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Firm News May 24, 2023

Kobre & Kim Successfully Defeats Spain’s Sovereign Immunity Challenge in UK High Court in Landmark International Enforcement Case

In one of the most significant judgments on state immunity and international arbitration in decades, the Commercial Court (High Court) in London has dismissed Spain’s challenge to the recognition of an ICSID arbitration award (the Antin Award) based on grounds of sovereign immunity and European Union case law. 

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Firm News March 31, 2023

Kobre & Kim Scores Win for MLB in Judgment-Enforcement Proceeding

In a win for Kobre & Kim client Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., a federal court has ordered a Dominican broadcasting company and its New York affiliate to turn over various kinds of property to MLB, including bank account funds in New York and the Dominican Republic, certain contractual payment rights, and a helicopter.

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Firm News March 20, 2023

Kobre & Kim Notches Victory with Rare Set Aside of BVI Enforcement Order

Kobre & Kim wins rarely granted ruling setting aside of certain aspects of an enforcement order by the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court.

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Firm News February 28, 2023

Kobre & Kim Earns UK Pro Bono Success in Partnership with LawWorks

In our ongoing partnership with pro bono group LawWorks, Kobre & Kim succeeded last month in increasing a young woman’s Personal Independence Payment (“PIP”) award in London to the highest available amount, granting her an additional £95.05 per week that will be backdated to November 2021. 

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Firm News February 17, 2023

Kobre & Kim Honors Jane M. Bolin for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim is reflecting on the unique contributions made by African Americans both inside and outside the legal industry. Today, we celebrate Judge Jane M. Bolin, the first Black woman to serve as a judge in the United States. In support of the 2023 Black History Month theme of Resistance, we are honored to recognize the career of Jane Bolin as a pioneer of resistance and representation of Black Americans in the judiciary. 

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