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Client Alert November 30, 2022

Two Ways the Art World Could Get Swept into the Sanctions Orbit

  • Global sanctions targeting, among others, Russian individuals and entities are layering on top of anti-money laundering measures.
  • These will directly impact players in the art market, raising their litigation and enforcement risks.
  • We explain two particular triggers stakeholders should be aware of.

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Client Alert November 9, 2022

How Chinese Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals Can Protect Their Global Wealth from Seizure in a High-Tension World

  • As geopolitical tensions heighten, Chinese ultra-high-net-worth individuals may become increasingly at risk of becoming the target of forfeiture by hostile foreign governments.
  • Governments around the world have shown increasing willingness to go after assets owned by those in disfavored jurisdictions.
  • By deploying a coordinated global strategy, Chinese UHNWIs can lawfully defend their legitimately earned wealth.

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Client Alert May 9, 2022

The Differences Between UK and EU Russian Sanctions

  • The United Kingdom and the European Union are two critical jurisdictions that have implemented influential sanctions regimes against Russian entities.
  • Given the UK’s departure from the EU, key differences exist that outside stakeholders must be attuned to.
  • Learn the subtle yet consequential details in this reference guide, put together by Kobre & Kim’s International Private Client team.

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Client Alert October 15, 2021

Traders Should Stop Running from Risk in CFTC Investigations

  • The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has quietly increased scrutiny of digital currency markets, focusing on spoofing.
  • Successful traders normally do not run from risk in their trading activities, yet they often do exactly that in the face of unfamiliar regulatory risks, leading to worse outcomes.
  • Targets of regulatory enforcement should therefore consider a range of aggressive measures before responding to inquiries from enforcement authorities.

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Client Alert May 26, 2021

When Investments Lead to Investigations: Navigating Korea’s Disclosure Rules for Foreign Investors

  • South Korea is an attractive destination for investors in private equity and venture capital, but the country’s changing disclosure rules could risk a drawn-out government investigation.
  • Recent changes, designed to relax disclosure for most investors, adds complexity that could be used by the government against international investors to protect domestic companies.
  • International parties investing in a Korean company can and should anticipate this risk in a way that maintains both independence and confidentiality.

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Client Alert December 20, 2018

U.S. Enforcement Against the PRC: Preparing for the Next Wave

  • The U.S. government has made its intentions clear that it will investigate and prosecute PRC-based companies and individuals that it believes employ illegal tactics to compete with U.S. companies in key sectors.
  • Future U.S. actions could come from any number of directions.
  • Whatever action comes next, a cross-border perspective and willingness to represent PRC-side clients against the U.S. government will be essential to an effective response.

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Client Alert May 31, 2018

5 Ways Cryptocurrency Traders in EMEA Can Plan Ahead for U.S. Government Scrutiny

  • The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are aggressively directing their enforcement resources to combat against digital currency traders in the UK and greater EMEA.
  • Counsel located in the UK and greater EMEA region needs to be aware of the risks involved with this new-found aggression and how to prepare for any U.S.-driven regulatory inquiries or subpoenas.
  • Firms representing European entities and individuals involved in cryptocurrency should be more comprehensive in their preparation. 

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