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 April 3, 2020

Calvin Koo on Hong Kong Courts’ Use of Long-Standing Legal Tools to Cutting-Edge Technologies

Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo has published an article in Hong Kong Lawyer, where he details Hong Kong courts’ recent application of long-standing legal concepts to new technologies like cryptocurrency and smartphones.

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Publications April 2, 2020

Matthew Boucher and Nathan Park on “The Future of Chaebols”

Kobre & Kim’s Matthew Boucher and Nathan Park sat down with Global Competition Review to discuss recent enforcement trends from South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), the country’s competition watchdog.

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Publications March 30, 2020

Martin De Luca Talks Force Majeure and New York Law with Law360

Kobre & Kim’s Martin De Luca sat down with Law360 to discuss the coming coronavirus-related litigation centered on force majeure clauses, which can excuse businesses from their contractual obligations due to “acts of God” or events outside their control.

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Press Release March 27, 2020

Kobre & Kim to Partner with Bloomberg Philanthropies in Assisting Cities Navigate Federal COVID-19 Aid

Kobre & Kim is proud to announce its partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies in a program designed to help U.S. cities better access, navigate and track federal programs available to support their COVID-19 response and recovery.

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Events March 27, 2020

Martin De Luca Joins Webinar on Pandemic Business Strategies

Kobre & Kim’s Martin De Luca will be joining a webinar hosted by Brazilian law firm Cascione on March 31 to discuss how businesses can best respond in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Events March 27, 2020

Matthew Boucher, Benjamin Sirota and Hartley West Host ABA Webinar on Criminal Antitrust

Kobre & Kim’s Matthew Boucher, Benjamin Sirota and Hartley West will be hosting a Zoom teleconference with the American Bar Association to discuss trends in the criminal antitrust space on April 2, 12pm EDT.

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Publications March 26, 2020

Jef Klazen on the Challenges and Opportunities of Global Asset Recovery in 2020

Kobre & Kim’s Jef Klazen recently sat down with Corporate Disputes and shared his insights with a roundtable on the international challenges of asset tracing and recovery. 

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Publications March 24, 2020

Robin Rathmell Speaks with Forbes on Digital Threats to High-Net-Worth Individuals

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell sat down with Forbes to discuss the increasing threats faced by high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), including a rise in cyber threats during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Client Alert March 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Buying Time in Uncertainty

  • For companies facing the economic fallout of COVID-19, time has become the most precious commodity to preserving their assets and riding out the storm.

  • The ‘force majeure’ clause often found in contracts under New York and English law, if invoked correctly, could increase the likelihood of success in potential litigation with lenders.

  • Our lawyers around the world take a close look at the force majeure clause and how courts in different jurisdictions (including Brazil and Argentina) have chosen to interpret its applicability in a pandemic situation.

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Events March 17, 2020

Kobre & Kim Sponsors 2020 Special Needs Foundation Cayman Breakfast Fundraiser

Kobre & Kim is incredibly proud to be one of two sponsors of the 2020 Special Needs Foundation Cayman Breakfast fundraiser at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman on March 11, 2020.

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Publications March 13, 2020

Andrew Stafford QC and James Chapman-Booth on Using Insolvency to Recover Assets

Kobre & Kim lawyers Andrew Stafford QC and James Chapman-Booth detailed the use of insolvency as a tool in aid of judgment enforcement in an article they wrote for Commercial Dispute Resolution.

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Events March 4, 2020

Vasu Muthyala Moderates ALB In-House Summit Panel on Crisis Management

Kobre & Kim’s Vasu Muthyala moderated a panel at the Asian Legal Business In-House Legal Summit in Mumbai, India, on February 27.

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Publications March 3, 2020

David McGill Discusses DOJ’s MLAT Controversy with the National Review

Kobre & Kim’s David McGill sat down with the National Review to discuss a motion filed against the Department of Justice requesting information related to their alleged abuse of mutual legal-assistance treaty (MLAT) requests aiming to extend the statute of limitations, when prosecutors had obtained the information from other means. 

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Press Release February 28, 2020

Kobre & Kim Honors Katherine Johnson for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Kobre & Kim continues its reflections on the unique contributions made by African Americans both inside and outside the legal industry. As the month draws to a close, we would like to pay tribute to NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who unfortunately passed away this week.

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Accolades February 28, 2020

Michael Kim is Benchmark Litigation’s International Arbitration Attorney of the Year

Michael Kim was honored with Benchmark Litigation’s U.S. Award for International Arbitration Attorney of the Year last night. 

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