Kobre & Kim

Fraud Department

Global-wide

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Founded by former public prosecutors, Kobre & Kim has a competitive edge in the investigative elements of asset tracing. The firm is well positioned to handle cross-border asset recovery, with offices in key jurisdictions across Asia, the Caribbean and the USA. Interviewees regularly remark how the firm's criminal defensive work in white-collar crime and fraud complements its asset recovery practice.

Strengths

"They are excellent. An example of a firm that does a lot of criminal defence, which they can bring across to asset recovery."

"They are pretty much conflict-free and are well geared up to go after injunctions."

Work highlights

Represented Shanghai Lan Cai Asset Management to recover CNY70 million from Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting in what was the first instance of his assets successfully being frozen outside of China by creditors. The matter involved litigation in China, Hong Kong, the British Virgin Islands and the USA.

Notable practitioners

Michael Kim is a former US prosecutor renowned for his high-level, comprehensive skill set in dispute resolution on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Interviewees remark that he is "exceptionally talented, fantastic. The brain on that man is incredible, and his firm is amazing for fraud and hard asset cases."