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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Publications June 17, 2021

Benjamin Sauter Examines Miami as a Digital Currency Hub in Cointelegraph

With the recent hosting of the Bitcoin 2021 conference, the sprinkling of bitcoin ATMs in the city and even the mayor’s proposal to accept taxes paid in digital currency, could Miami become a digital currency hub? Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter shared his thoughts when he recently spoke with Cointelegraph.

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Publications June 14, 2021

Michael Kim and Daniel Lee Detail South Korean Extradition Laws for Global Investigations Review

Writing in Global Investigations Review’s “GIR Know How: Extradition” guide, Kobre & Kim’s founding partner Michael Kim and Seoul-based lawyer Daniel Lee detail the current landscape and legal requirements for extradition from South Korea.

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Publications June 14, 2021

William McGovern and Chang Liu on Obtaining Post-COVID-19 Vaccination Compassionate Release in New York Law Journal

The high risk of COVID-19 infection and death in U.S. federal prisons has led to a wave of court decisions granting prisoners compassionate release under the 2018 First Step Act (FSA). However, with the proliferation of highly effective vaccines, is this door now closed? Pointing to a recent case, Kobre & Kim’s William McGovern and Chang Liu say not yet in an article for New York Law Journal.

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Publications June 14, 2021

Calvin Koo Speaks With Financial Times on the Risks of HNWIs Allocating Investments into Digital Currency

The meteoric rise of bitcoin and other digital currencies have made millionaires out of early investors and are attracting many ultra-high-net-worth (UHWN) individuals to join the fray. Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo recently sat down with the Financial Times to discuss the trend and the risks.

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Publications June 2, 2021

Global GC Edward Bibko on New Role, Leadership and the Legal Profession in Corporate Counsel Business Journal Q&A

Kobre & Kim’s global general counsel Edward Bibko sat down with Corporate Counsel Business Journal for a Q&A on his new role at the firm, his leadership style and his observations of the legal profession.

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Publications June 1, 2021

Robin Baik & Daniel Lee Unpack Korea’s Anti-Money Laundering Regime in 2021

Writing in a chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide’s “Anti-Money Laundering 2021,” Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik and Daniel Lee, both based in Seoul, explore the landscape of anti-money laundering laws and regulations in Korea.

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