News

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 April 13, 2021

Stephen Hayes to Discuss Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Against Sovereign State Debtors

Kobre & Kim’s Stephen Hayes will join the “State Immunity and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Protecting Against What and Whom?” webinar hosted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) European Branch on April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am CEST. 

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Events April 9, 2021

Nick Cherryman to Lead Panel on Arbitration and Asset Recovery in a Post-Pandemic World

Kobre & Kim’s Nick Cherryman will moderate a panel on trends in arbitration and asset recovery in a post-pandemic world at the virtual Arbitration and Fraud in Russia & CIS conference hosted by Informa on April 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm EET / 9:00 am EDT.

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Events April 8, 2021

John Han and Reorg on How Activist Investors Can Apply Creative Enforcement to Distressed Debt Strategies

Kobre & Kim’s John Han joined the “China Fortune Land Development State of Play, Trading in Distressed Debt Through Creative Enforcement” webinar hosted by Reorg on Wednesday, April 7 to discuss the default of China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) and the resulting shockwaves in the Chinese high-yield market. 

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Firm News March 30, 2021

Kobre & Kim Adopts Enis Adams Primary School in BVI Adopt-A-School Program

Kobre & Kim is proud to announce its partnership with the Adopt-A-School program in the British Virgin Islands. As part of the program, Kobre & Kim becomes the new “parent” sponsor of the Enis Adams Primary School and will support the needs of the school and its students over the next five years.

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Events March 26, 2021

John Han Examines China Fortune Land Development Default in Webinar

The failure of Chinese developer China Fortune Land Development to repay noteholders US $530 million has put their entire US $4.6 billion offshore debt in doubt, sending shockwaves through the Chinese high-yield market. Kobre & Kim’s John Han examines potential recovery mechanisms for activist investors in a Reorg webinar on April 7, 5pm HKT.

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Events March 19, 2021

Nicholas Surmacz to Lead Panel on Extradition Claims at C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Conference

Kobre & Kim’s Nicholas Surmacz will moderate a panel on defending and prosecuting extradition claims in fraud matters at the virtual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Geneva conference hosted by C5 on March 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm CET / 8:30 am EDT. 

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Events March 16, 2021

Farrington Yates to Join Virtual Panel on Digital Cross-Border Asset Recovery

Please join Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates for an INSOL International virtual panel discussion on the new tools available to track, trace and seize assets in the digital age on Tuesday, March 23, 4pm GMT.

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Firm News March 15, 2021

Kobre & Kim Co-Sponsors 2021 Inclusion Cayman All-Inclusive Breakfast Fundraiser

Kobre & Kim is proud to have co-sponsored the Inclusion Cayman “Making Waves” All-Inclusive Breakfast Fundraiser alongside Grant Thornton on March 10, 2021.

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Firm News March 2, 2021

Kobre & Kim Honors Marie Maynard Daly for Black History Month

As we conclude the celebration of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim honors the biochemist and STEM advocate, Marie Maynard Daly.

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Accolades March 1, 2021

Kobre & Kim Lawyers Achieve Top Bands in Chambers & Partners Global Guide

In their latest global ranking, Chambers & Partners has recognized Kobre & Kim’s Vasu Muthyala, Peter Tyers-Smith, Ulrich Payne, Jalil Asif QC and Rebecca Hume as among the top lawyers across the world.

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Events March 1, 2021

Robin Rathmell, Carrie Tendler and Sean Buckley to Join Panel on De-Escalating Contentious High-Net-Worth Disputes

Join Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell, Carrie Tendler and Sean Buckley at “The Snowball of HNW Litigation: How HNW Disputes Turn Ugly and Tips for De-Escalation” webinar, co-hosted by Chambers and Partners on Wednesday, March 3 at 1:00 pm GMT. 

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Accolades February 24, 2021

Robin Rathmell and Polly Wilkins Ranked as Top Reputation Lawyers in the UK

We are proud to announce that Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell and Polly Wilkins have been included in Spear’s Magazine’s 2021 Reputation Management Index, which lists top reputation lawyers and reputation managers in the UK.

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Firm News February 24, 2021

Court Grants Brady Motion for Kobre & Kim Client in Criminal Spoofing Case

U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee of the Northern District of Illinois today granted a motion by Kobre & Kim client John Pacilio and his co-defendant seeking to compel the Department of Justice (DOJ) to search the files of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for materials discoverable under Brady v. Maryland

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Firm News February 19, 2021

Kobre & Kim Honors William Hastie for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim continues to reflect on the unique contributions of Black Americans both inside and outside of the legal industry. This week, we celebrate trailblazing civil rights advocate, diplomat and judge William Henry Hastie.

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Events February 16, 2021

Timothy Haynes to Join Panel on Insolvency Powers in Cross-Border Asset Recovery Cases

Kobre & Kim’s Timothy Haynes will join a panel on insolvency powers in cross-border asset recovery cases at the Asset Recovery Middle East virtual conference hosted by Informa on February 17, 2021 at 11:20 am Arabian Standard Time. 

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