Publications July 23, 2021

“Sticking to One Thing”: Michael Kim on Distinctiveness as the Key to Firm Success

Kobre & Kim was one of the few midsize Am Law 200 firms to have had double-digit revenue growth in 2020. Founding partner Michael Kim shared the key to this success when he sat down with The American Lawyer.

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Publications July 23, 2021

John Han on New York State Court Win Against Charles Spackman in New York Law Journal

“Mr. Spackman is running out of places to hide,” Kobre & Kim’s John Han told New York Law Journal after a New York state appeals court ruled businessman Charles Spackman was rightfully held in civil contempt for not complying with a subpoena, part of a long-running global enforcement campaign on behalf of Korean investor Sang Cheol Woo to collect over US $10 million owed by Mr. Spackman.

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Client Alert July 23, 2021

Using Insolvency To Stop An Arbitration

  • When monetizing a claim against a debtor, the interplay between arbitration and insolvency is not only critical but also varies by jurisdiction.
  • When considering a cross-border strategy, it is essential to understand how each jurisdiction interrelates with the others.
  • Kobre & Kim’s global Claim Monetization and Dilution Team answers the critical questions on these intricacies for key jurisdictions in this comparative guide.

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Publications July 22, 2021

Polly Wilkins and Lara Levinson on Responding to Legal Risks for NFT Investors in Sotheby’s Arts & Collections

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have taken the art world by storm, but the unique nature of these digital assets present new legal risks for artists, galleries, auction houses and high-net-worth investors. Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins and Lara Levinson outline how NFT stakeholders can protect themselves, their assets and their reputations in an article for Arts & Collections, a magazine associated with fine arts company Sotheby’s.

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Publications July 22, 2021

Vasu Muthyala, Nick Cherryman, Kiran Unni, Jef Klazen in Legal Era: How Indian Debtors Can Stand Up to Aggressive Global Lenders

As loan moratoria around the world, including the one set by the Reserve Bank of India, are set to expire in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian debtors are likely to hear from their global creditors. But as Kobre & Kim’s Vasu Muthyala, Nick Cherryman, Kiran Unni and Jef Klazen explain in an article for Legal Era, debtors still have numerous tools to deploy if they face the wrong end of a financial giant’s global enforcement campaign.

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Publications July 20, 2021

Benjamin Sirota Shares Insights with Law360 on DOJ’s Criminal Antitrust Prosecutions Against No-Poach Agreements

The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) focus on pursuing criminal antitrust prosecutions against employers agreeing not to recruit from one another is expected to intensify. Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota, a former DOJ Antitrust Division prosecutor, shared what to expect from prosecutors when he recently spoke with Law360.

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Publications July 20, 2021

John Han, Jason Kang and Gabrielle Liu on New Opportunities from PRC-HK Cross-Border Insolvency Agreement

By signing a new cross-border insolvency agreement with China, Hong Kong is positioned to become the only jurisdiction outside the mainland where mutual recognition and assistance of insolvency proceedings is allowed, opening new doors for creditors in building a global asset enforcement campaign. Kobre & Kim’s John Han, Jason Kang and Gabrielle Liu explore the implications in an article for Law.com International.

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Publications July 8, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan on the Coming Anti-Money Laundering Regulations over the U.S. Art Market

The U.S. art market has long been shielded from anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, but lawmakers, regulators and law enforcement are set to change this status quo. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan shared her insights on this development with Global Investigations Review.

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Publications July 6, 2021

MEA Regional Managing Director Mahmoud Selim Discusses Renaissance Dam Sovereign Dispute with Bloomberg Asharq

Sitting down for a live television interview with Bloomberg Asharq News, Kobre & Kim’s Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regional Managing Director Mahmoud Selim, who leads the firm’s strategy handling matters involving fraud and misconduct in the region, discussed the latest international legal developments in the Renaissance Dam dispute between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.

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Publications July 2, 2021

Benjamin Sauter Digs into U.S. Crypto Enforcement in Brave New Coin’s Crypto Conversation Podcast

Following an article he wrote with Evelyn Sheehan and Amanda Tuminelli in Brave New Coin on fighting the U.S. government’s aggressive playbook in crypto cases, Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter sat down with the publication’s senior editor Andy Pickering to dive deeper into the enforcement issues in an episode of the podcast, “Crypto Conversation.”

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Publications July 1, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Explores U.S. Enforcement Trends in Latin America in Part One of Q&A with Aguilar Castillo Love

Latin America is a central focal point of U.S. government enforcement, but how will things change with the new U.S. administration and the adoption of new enforcement tools? Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan spoke with Aguilar Castillo Love’s Natalia Callejas in part one of an in-depth Q&A to explore the changing enforcement landscape.

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Publications June 30, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Tells Bloomberg How U.S. Can Recover Taxes Owed by John McAfee

John McAfee, the founder of his eponymous anti-virus software company, was found dead in a Spanish jail cell hours after courts there approved his extradition to the U.S. for tax evasion. With his death, how could the U.S. recover the millions in taxes he allegedly owes? Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan points to a potential route when she spoke with Bloomberg – civil forfeiture.

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Publications June 29, 2021

Jeremy Bressman Explains What’s Next for SPACs to Family Wealth Report

After experiencing a boom in the United States, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are now in a bit of a lull as regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, increase scrutiny. Kobre & Kim’s Jeremy Bressman, who handles complex cross-border asset recovery, regulatory and investigation matters, analyzed what comes next for SPACs when he sat down with Family Wealth Report.

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Publications June 29, 2021

Edward Bibko on Global General Counsel Role in Interview with Corporate Counsel

Touching on his new role at Kobre & Kim, environmental and diversity initiatives, the future of the legal industry and more, Kobre & Kim global general counsel Edward Bibko sat down with Corporate Counsel for an in-depth interview.

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Publications June 24, 2021

Benjamin Sauter, Evelyn Sheehan and Amanda Tuminelli in Brave New Coin: Fighting the U.S. Government in Crypto Cases

The U.S. government relies on an aggressive playbook to police digital asset markets. With the IRS recently serving subpoenas on two major cryptocurrency exchanges to identify users, individuals with substantial digital-asset wealth should understand the playbook from front to back to protect their liberty and wealth. Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter, Evelyn Sheehan and Amanda Tuminelli outline how they can defend themselves in an article for Brave New Coin.

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