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.


Publications July 2, 2020

Evelyn Sheehan Analyzes the DOJ’s Civil Forfeiture Bid Against Iranian Oil En Route to Venezuela

A recent civil forfeiture application from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is further evidence of their increasing attempts to seize assets outside the U.S. in national security cases, Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan recently told Global Investigations Review.

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Publications June 30, 2020

John Han Discusses Chinese UHNWIs in Hong Kong and COVID-19-triggered Litigation in Live Interview with Citywealth

Sharing his expertise on a broad range of topics, from Chinese ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), the Hong Kong legal system, the impact of COVID-19, forum shopping, and stress-testing and forward planning for UHNWIs, Kobre & Kim’s John Han joined the latest Citywealth “Live Session” for an in-depth interview.

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Press Release June 30, 2020

2020 LGBTQ Pride Month at Kobre & Kim

Kobre & Kim has once again been celebrating Pride Month this June, and while many celebrations have been put on hold during these difficult times, we are committed to affirming our firm’s support of both our LGBTQ colleagues as well as the LGBTQ community.

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Publications June 22, 2020

Jeremy Bressman Discusses Post-COVID-19 Legal Trends with IsraelDesks

Tel Aviv-based lawyer Jeremy Bressman recently sat down with IsraelDesks to discuss trends he is keeping an eye on as the legal landscape adjusts to a world during COVID-19.

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Publications June 15, 2020

Kobre & Kim Lawyers on Using U.S. Discovery for Israeli Disputes

Israel parties will face a coming wave of cross-border litigation and arbitration as a result of the COVID-19 economic downturn. Kobre & Kim’s Jeremy Bressman, Farrington Yates and Robert Henoch wrote for Calcalist on how Israel practitioners can boost their cases by leveraging powerful discovery tools in the U.S. that are unavailable in Israel.

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Publications June 15, 2020

U.S. Congressional Investigations of COVID-19 Federal Aid Likely to Go Global

Recipients of the US $2 trillion aid package passed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including airlines, banks and other U.S. multinationals, should prepare for the likelihood of U.S. congressional investigations stretching beyond U.S. borders, as Kobre & Kim’s Scott Hulsey, Lara Levinson and Hartley West wrote for Global Investigations Review.

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Client Alert June 15, 2020

New tools to defend against aggressive non-U.S. insolvencies

  • Even when they leave their home countries for the United States, many individuals still get targeted by aggressive foreign insolvency proceedings that try to get recognized in U.S. courts.
  • However, as a recent U.S. Bankruptcy Court decision in favor of a Russian debtor has revealed, there are important steps targets can take to defend themselves.
  • By gathering evidence to show the corrupt nature of the foreign proceedings and one’s severed ties with the foreign country, targets can beat back these hostile campaigns.

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Events June 12, 2020

Kobre & Kim Hosts Webinar on Working With Law Enforcement in Asset Recovery Disputes

Economic downturns lead to increased discovery and enforcement of financial fraud and misconduct. Getting law enforcement involved on your behalf can significantly increase the chances of recovering your assets.

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Publications June 11, 2020

Nick Cherryman on the Hidden Tensions behind the UK’s Unexplained Wealth Orders

The United Kingdom’s unexplained wealth order (UWO) is engaged in a balancing act between the need to uncover illicit money, the UK’s guaranteed rights and status as a financial center, and the careful scrutiny from courts, as Kobre & Kim’s Nick Cherryman explained to WealthBriefing.

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Publications June 9, 2020

Asia-based Kobre & Kim Team on Monitorship Trends in East Asia

Unlike the United States, East Asian countries do not routinely make use of monitorships as a tool of regulatory enforcement or internal compliance. However, new trends are beginning to emerge, as Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, Daniel Lee, Nan Wang, Ryan Middlemas and Hangil Lee explain in a chapter for Global Investigations Review’s second edition of “The Guide to Monitorships.”

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Publications June 9, 2020

Zach Rosenbaum and Danielle Rose on Looming CLO Litigation post COVID-19

Collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) managed to avoid the protracted legal battles faced by collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) after 2008, but the COVID-19 recession may change that. Kobre & Kim’s Zach Rosenbaum and Danielle Rose sat down with GlobalCapital to explain why.

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Publications June 4, 2020

Michael Kim on COVID-19 and the Agile Response of U.S. Law Firms

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced law firms to make faster decisions, potentially setting a trend for the future. Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim weighed in on this topic recently with The American Lawyer.

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Publications May 29, 2020

Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park on South Korea’s New Digital Currency Legal Regime

“The days of South Korea as the ‘wild west’ of digital currencies are no more,” Kobre & Kim’s Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park wrote in a recent analysis of South Korea’s digital currency legal regime for Asia Business Law Journal.

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Publications May 29, 2020

Beau Barnes on U.S. Sanctions on Iran and Compliance with the ICJ

Is the U.S. violating a 2018 International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling regarding their sanctions on Iran? Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes, along with Foley Hoag’s Joseph Klingler and Human Rights Watch’s Tara Sephehri Far, analyzed the ruling and subsequent U.S. policy in an article for the American Society of International Law.

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Publications May 28, 2020

Farrington Yates Unpacks his Insolvency Practice in Vault Q&A

As part of their 2020 Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, Vault sat down with Kobre & Kim’s very own Farrington Yates, who walked through the ins-and-outs of his practice area in insolvency.

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