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.

Accolades December 4, 2023

Peter Tyers-Smith and Jalil Asif KC Recommended by Who’s Who Legal for Commercial Litigation in Cayman Islands

In recognition of their extensive experience representing clients and their global business interests in cross-border commercial disputes and investigations with an offshore nexus, Who’s Who Legal has honored Peter Tyers-Smith and Jalil Asif KC among the top practitioners for “Commercial Litigation – Cayman Islands.”

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Accolades November 30, 2023

Kobre & Kim Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index

Kobre & Kim is proud to have received a top score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

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Accolades November 28, 2023

Ed Llewelyn-Evans is Who’s Who Legal Future Leader for Commercial Litigation in England

In recognition of his extensive experience representing clients and their global business interests in cross-border commercial disputes and investigations, Kobre & Kim’s Ed Llewelyn-Evans has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader for “Commercial Litigation – England.” 

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Events November 22, 2023

Ana Frischtak Examines Role of Arbitrators in AmCham Brasil Event

Arbitration has become an increasingly important and preferred method for international parties to resolve their disputes, putting more scrutiny on the role of arbitrators. Kobre & Kim’s Ana Frischtak, who focuses on high-stakes cross-border government enforcement defense matters with a nexus to Latin America, discusses during the AmCham Brasil Arbitration Event in São Paulo on November 24, 2023.

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Events November 16, 2023

Nada Oteifi on Overcoming Hurdles in Recovering Assets from Fraudsters During Dubai Arbitration Week Panel

What can targets of large-scale fraud do to get their assets back? Kobre & Kim’s Nada Oteifi, who focuses on cross-border award and judgment enforcement matters, explained how claimants can overcome the most common hurdles to tracing and recovery assets – including by using tools in the Middle East – during Dubai Arbitration Week on a panel on November 15, 2023.

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Events November 15, 2023

Richard Clarke and Nada Oteifi on Unlocking Value in Claims, Judgments and Awards at Dubai Arbitration Week

Obtaining an arbitral award or judgment is usually only the first step for creditors to recover against their debtors. What are some strategies creditors can use to accelerate this process and unlock value? Kobre & Kim’s Dubai-based Richard Clarke and Nada Oteifi, together with Omni Bridgeway, co-hosted a panel discussion during the Dubai Arbitration Week to explore these issues and more on November 14, 2023.

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Accolades November 13, 2023

Kobre & Kim, Polly Wilkins, Alexandria Swette Shortlisted for Top Citywealth Awards

In recognition of the firm’s talent and strength in the wealth sector, Citywealth has shortlisted Kobre & Kim for “Reputation Management Law Firm of the Year” and Polly Wilkins for “Woman of the Year” at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2024. In addition, Alexandria Swette is nominated for “Woman of the Year – Fintech/Crypto” at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards USA 2024.

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Accolades November 8, 2023

Kobre & Kim, Peter Tyers-Smith Earn The Legal 500 Recognition for Dispute Resolution in the Cayman Islands

In recognition of the strength of the firm’s capabilities offshore, The Legal 500 has ranked Kobre & Kim highly for “Dispute Resolution” in the Cayman Islands, and recognized Peter Tyers-Smith among the “Leading Individuals” of the category.

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Events November 1, 2023

Daniel Saval Debates the Impact of AI on Insolvencies at INSOL International Cayman Islands Seminar

The growth of artificial intelligence is making waves across the legal industry, and many are wondering how they might affect the legal profession, including for those focused on restructuring and insolvency. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval, who has extensive experience in cross-border insolvency proceedings, will debate this question during the International Cayman Islands Seminar hosted by INSOL International and RISA Cayman, joining the closing session at 4:30 pm local time on November 15, 2023.

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Events October 30, 2023

Carolina Leung Explores Restructuring of Brazilian Companies Abroad in TMA Brazil Congress Panel

Tightening financial conditions have pushed many Brazilian companies closer to insolvency, and many are looking at their restructuring options. Looking to overseas jurisdictions may offer some of those Brazilian companies additional tools and protective benefits. Kobre & Kim’s Carolina Leung, who focuses on representing companies in cross-border disputes, explains that during the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Brazil Congress in São Paulo on a panel on Tuesday, October 31, at 4:50 pm local time.

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Events October 16, 2023

John Han Explores Asia's Distressed Opportunities at Debtwire Forum

With recent macroeconomic and policy developments in Greater China and other parts of Asia, distressed credit investors have been in search of new opportunities across regions and sectors. Kobre & Kim’s John Han, who often serves as lead counsel monetizing claims related to Greater China and India for distressed credit investors, shared his insights on current opportunities at the Debtwire APAC Forum on October 10, 2023.

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Events October 13, 2023

Andrew Stafford KC Unpacks Collectability Risk for Litigation Finance at C5 Paris Panel

Evaluating legal risk is the bread and butter of litigation finance -- but as an increasing number of financial institutions come under financial strain and claimants fight over a shrinking pool of assets, collectability risk has become just as important a consideration. Kobre & Kim's Andrew Stafford KC, who focuses on international judgment enforcement and asset recovery, explores collectability in the context of litigation funding at C5's Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery conference in Paris during a panel at 2:45pm local time, October 26, 2023.

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Events October 13, 2023

Kobre & Kim Co-Sponsors New York Bar Associations’ Event on U.S. Criminal Antitrust Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division’s approach to criminal antitrust enforcement has dramatically evolved in recent years. To examine what this means for practitioners, Kobre & Kim is co-sponsoring “DOJ Criminal Antitrust Enforcement: A Look Back And A Look Ahead,” hosted by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and New York City Bar Association at 6:00 pm New York time on October 18, 2023.

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Events October 12, 2023

Andrew Stafford KC and Kiran Unni Unpack Challenges and Opportunities in International Arbitral Enforcement at Istanbul Arbitration Week

The international arbitration award enforcement landscape has shifted in recent years. Recent developments have revealed both opportunities and challenges for practitioners, including in disputes against sovereign entities. Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford KC and Kiran Unni, both of whom focus on the enforcement of international judgments and awards, shared their insights at the Istanbul Arbitration Week during a panel on October 3, 2023.

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Accolades October 6, 2023

Kobre & Kim Ranked by The Legal 500 UK for White-Collar Crime Defense and Reputation Management

Kobre & Kim has received recognition in The Legal 500’s latest United Kingdom rankings for the firm’s capabilities in providing individuals with advice in white-collar crime and fraud defense, as well as in reputation management.

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