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.
Events September 7, 2023
Jason Kang Explores Overseas Enforcement Risks Facing Chinese Companies in China Global Compliance Summit
Chinese companies that operate or invest overseas must consider how to navigate scrutiny by overseas law enforcement agencies. In particular, the long-arm jurisdiction of the United States – including through the use of financial sanctions – is of special concern. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who focuses on China-related disputes, examines the risks and explores mitigation strategies during the China Global Compliance Summit in Beijing at 2:00 pm, September 14.
Events September 6, 2023
U.S. enforcement agencies – including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – are aggressively expanding their white-collar enforcement activities. Many more targets are at risk of facing investigation and trial.
Events September 5, 2023
Corporations are facing a rising number of customer data breaches and other criminal cyberattacks and cyber-intrusions, often attracting the attention of law enforcement. How should companies respond to a potential investigation? Kobre & Kim’s Michael Sherwin, former Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia focused on national security matters, explains at the APEX Asset Protection Executive Xchange in Nashville, Tennessee, during a keynote address on September 15, 2023.
Firm News September 5, 2023
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.
Events August 30, 2023
As more governments expand their asset forfeiture authority to include civil or “non-conviction-based” (“NCB”) forfeiture, targets and their advisors should be aware of how prosecutors have wielded this authority and what the limits are. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor who was the Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Division in Miami, explains at the 40th International Symposium on Economic Crime at Cambridge University, UK, during two workshops on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.
Accolades August 25, 2023
We are proud that Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins is a finalist for the 2023 Spear’s Awards for “Lawyer of the Year – Reputation.”
Accolades August 25, 2023
Kobre & Kim and Adriana Riviere-Badell Earn Top Chambers Rankings for Latin America International Counsel
The latest Chambers “Latin America Corporate Crime & Investigations (International Counsel)” rankings have placed Kobre & Kim among the top international firms and Miami-based Adriana Riviere-Badell among the top international lawyers advising on cross-border matters arising in Latin America.
Accolades August 17, 2023
Fourteen Kobre & Kim Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024
The 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America has recognized fourteen Kobre & Kim lawyers for their work in areas from criminal defense and corporate law to litigation and bankruptcy.
Events August 14, 2023
Robin Baik Shares Inside Perspective on US $108 Million Investment Treaty Arbitration Win at Breakfast Event
Unlike many other investment treaty arbitrations, Elliott Associates v Republic of Korea is a case where the parties’ submissions are public, providing valuable insight into the international arbitral process. Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik, who led the firm’s team in representing Elliott to win their recent US $108 million award against the Korean government, shares his perspectives on the case and investment treaty disputes more broadly during a breakfast event hosted by Three Crowns on Thursday, August 31 in Singapore.
Events August 1, 2023
Lara Levinson Joins Rahman Ravelli and ThoughtLeaders4 Webinar “Art, crime and finance: the full picture”
The art market faces a unique set of crime risks and a variety of approaches to address those risks. Kobre & Kim’s Lara Levinson, who focuses on complex civil litigation, regulatory and internal investigations, and asset forfeiture and recovery matters, joins a Rahman Ravelli and ThoughtLeaders4 webinar examining these risks faced by the art world at 11:00 am UK time on Monday, September 4.
Accolades July 31, 2023
Accolades July 21, 2023
Kobre & Kim has again been ranked highly in the Chambers and Partners United Kingdom-wide High Net Worth Guide 2023 with Jason Masimore earning individual recognition as well.
Accolades July 18, 2023
Kobre & Kim’s “Powerhouse” IP Team, Partners Michael Ng and Daniel Zaheer Ranked as Top Global Patent Litigators
Calling Kobre & Kim a “top-tier patent litigation outfit that has a stellar reputation for getting results,” leading industry publication IAM has again recognized the firm’s intellectual property (IP) team in its 2023 edition of the IAM Patent 1000. IAM said that both sides—patent holders and accused infringers—look to the firm for “aggressive and creative strategies that will swiftly put any dispute to bed.”
Events July 17, 2023
Jian Wu and Jason Kang Explore Hong Kong-Based Cross-Border Asset Recovery and Protection in HKIAC Session
For creditors in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong can and often should be the primary springboard to launch a cross-border enforcement campaign to trace and recover funds. Kobre & Kim’s Jian Wu and Jason Kang, who both focus on the monetization of claims involving the region, examine what a Hong Kong-based global enforcement strategy may look like during a session hosted by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in Shenzhen on July 21, 2023.
Events July 13, 2023
The availability and process of obtaining information varies in different jurisdictions around the world. Global counsel to navigate and leverage such differences is key to success in cross-border disputes. Kobre & Kim’s Kunhee Cho explored this process during a presentation at the International Association of Korean Lawyers European Conference on July 8, 2023.
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