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 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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Events March 15, 2023

Polly Wilkins, Adriana Riviere-Badell and Vicky Kay Discuss Asset Defense for African HNWIs with Oraro & Co.

Defense of wealth against litigation threats is increasingly an area of concern for many high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in Africa, and in particular, women in business have unique concerns over their assets. In collaboration with Oraro & Company Advocates, Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins, Adriana Riviere-Badell and Vicky Kay examined how HNWIs and their advisors can navigate potential threats to their wealth during a panel discussion in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 10.

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Events February 28, 2023

Paul Hughes to Chair Panel on Best Practices in Obtaining Information for Lawyers During RILPA Conference in Dubai

A good amount of high-quality information is the foundation of any legal strategy in global arbitral award enforcement or restructuring campaigns. Kobre & Kim’s Paul Hughes, who focuses on complex cross-border disputes with a nexus to the United Arab Emirates and wider Middle East, will chair a panel on the best practices to accessing critical sources of information during the Restructuring Insolvency and Legal Practitioners Association (RILPA) Conference in Dubai on March 9, 2023.

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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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Accolades February 23, 2023

Kobre & Kim is Named Best Foreign Law Firm in Asia Business Law Journal’s Korea Law Firm Awards 2022

In recognition of the firm’s strength in handling Korea-based cross-border disputes, the Asia Business Law Journal has listed Kobre & Kim among its “Best Foreign Law Firms” in its latest Korea Law Firm Awards 2022.

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Events February 23, 2023

John Han Examines Global Asset Recovery at 7th IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference

Asset recovery is a crucial service to provide for creditors and claimants, including across the Asia Pacific region – but it is becoming an increasingly complicated endeavor. Kobre & Kim’s John Han, who focuses on the monetization and demonetization of debt instruments, claims, judgments and arbitral awards, unpacked the latest developments in global asset recovery at the 7th IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference in Singapore in a session at 1:45 pm local time, Thursday February 23, 2023.

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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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Accolades February 16, 2023

Chambers Global 2023 Recognizes Kobre & Kim and Multiple Global Lawyers

In recognition of our strong cross-border capabilities and deep bench of talent, Chambers & Partners listed Kobre & Kim and several lawyers around the world in their latest Global Guide rankings.

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Firm News February 10, 2023

Kobre & Kim Honors Sterling Johnson Jr. on 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 Honorable Sterling Johnson Jr, a former United States Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

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Events January 24, 2023

Jonathan Cogan Explores U.S. Enforcement Developments at ABA Meeting

Recent developments have signaled that U.S. regulatory and enforcement agencies are taking a new – and tougher – approach to their enforcement efforts against traders and companies, including in the cryptocurrency industry. Kobre & Kim’s Jonathan Cogan, who focuses on high-stakes disputes and investigations in the futures and other derivatives markets, examines these trends during a panel discussion at the 2023 American Bar Association Derivatives Law Committee Winter Meeting at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, from February 2 to 4, 2023.

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Events January 20, 2023

Calvin Koo Unpacks Crypto Trends into 2023 in Fintelekt and ABA Webinar

In 2022, the cryptocurrency market started optimistically – both in terms of value and in the interest institutional investors showed. The year ended very differently, with high-profile collapses and bankruptcies, accelerating calls for more regulatory scrutiny. What does the year ahead look like for the industry? Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo, who focuses on cross-border disputes involving digital assets, surveyed the landscape when he joined a webinar presented by Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association on January 13, 2023.

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Events January 17, 2023

Andrew Stafford KC Explores Challenges of Enforcing Arbitral Awards Against State-Owned Entities

With more companies in the energy and other industries bringing arbitrations against state-owned entities, what are the unique challenges that come when it is time to enforce the resulting awards? Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford KC, who focuses on complex international enforcement against sovereign judgment and award debtors, offers his insights during the 11th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration in Houston on a panel at 10:00 am local time, January 20.

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Events January 10, 2023

Benjamin Sirota Moderates Panel on Antitrust and the Supreme Court at New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting

Focus on antitrust issues is on the rise in the United States, from congressional proposals of new legislation to aggressive enforcement by the antitrust agencies. In this climate, how will the U.S. Supreme Court weigh in? Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota, a former U.S. federal antitrust prosecutor, moderates a panel discussion during the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section’s annual meeting, at 10:25 am New York time, January 18, 2023.

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Accolades December 22, 2022

Peter Tyers-Smith Recognized in Who’s Who Legal “Restructuring & Insolvency 2023”

Top legal market directory Who’s Who Legal has recognized Kobre & Kim’s Peter Tyers-Smith among the top practitioners in its latest “Restructuring & Insolvency 2023” rankings.

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Accolades December 22, 2022

Michael Ng Among Top IP Practitioners in 2023 IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders

The latest IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders has recognized Kobre & Kim’s Michael Ng among its top intellectual property practitioners from around the world.

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