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 October 23, 2020

Jeremey Bressman to Join Virtual Panel on Asset Recovery in the Middle East

As the Middle East’s economic power rises, asset recovery is becoming more in demand, and practitioners will need to understand its intricacies in the region. Join Kobre & Kim’s Israel-based Jeremy Bressman as he speaks on a panel in the ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Middle East Give Me My Money digital conference at 4pm Dubai time/1pm London time, October 27, 2020.

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Publications October 21, 2020

U.S. Federal Judge Sides with Kobre & Kim in Potentially Far-Reaching Spoofing Decision

Kobre & Kim successfully persuaded a U.S. federal judge to dismiss a spoofing charge against a former Merrill Lynch trader on October 16, Reuters reported, a decision that may affect how prosecutors decide to charge violations of the anti-spoofing statute in the future.

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Publications October 14, 2020

Wealth Talk: Sean Buckley on Navigating U.S. Sanctions Risks

In the third episode of our “Wealth Talk” series on cross-border litigation scenarios facing high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) around the world, created by Kobre & Kim’s International Private Client (IPC) team and Family Wealth Report, Kobre & Kim’s Sean Buckley and Robin Rathmell sat down to discuss how clients with operations linked to Venezuela and other sanctioned countries should handle risks from U.S. sanctions.

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Press Release October 13, 2020

Kobre & Kim Honors Gabriela Mistral for Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month, today we honor the award-winning poet and writer Gabriela Mistral for her unique contributions.

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Events October 8, 2020

John Han Joins Virtual Panel on Reputation Management in the Wake of Fraud Allegations

Accusations of fraud can dominate headlines and ruin the reputation of the accused, especially if they turn out to be innocent. Join Kobre & Kim’s John Han as he speaks on an Asset Recovery Asia virtual panel about how defendants can deal with the press and reclaim control of the public narrative on October 12, 3pm Singapore time.

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Publications October 8, 2020

Gabriela Ruiz, Scott Nielson, Carolina Leung on Enforcing Foreign Judgments in Brazil

Latin America’s recent economic boom has led many to proclaim it “inevitable” that Brazil becomes a center of international disputes. Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo-based lawyers Gabriela Ruiz, Scott Nielson and Carolina Leung explain in a chapter for Lexology’s “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2021” the ins-and-outs of gaining recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Brazil.

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Press Release October 7, 2020

Kobre & Kim Welcomes Accomplished APAC Offshore Lawyer Timothy Haynes in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, October 7, 2020 – Seasoned offshore disputes and insolvency lawyer Timothy Haynes has joined Kobre & Kim as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

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Publications October 7, 2020

Jalil Asif QC: EU Removing Cayman from Tax Blacklist Signals Easier Asset Tracing to the Offshore Center

On October 6, 2020, the European Union removed the Cayman Islands from its tax blacklist, the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax transparency purposes. While being on the list in and of itself had no major consequences for the Cayman Islands, the legislative and regulatory reforms brought in by the Government have made it easier to trace assets within the offshore center, Kobre & Kim’s Jalil Asif QC explained.

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Publications October 6, 2020

Andrew Stafford QC and Evelyn Sheehan Ask “Who Owns a Bribe?” in Expert Analysis Chapter for ICLG

A typical instance of bribery occurs when an officer of a company bribes an official or politician. But who is the victim here – the company, whose assets were misappropriated, or the state, whose official abused his power? In English common law jurisdictions, the answer decides who receives any recovered assets, as Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford QC and Evelyn Sheehan wrote in an analysis for International Comparative Legal Guides’ “Business Crime 2021.”

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Publications October 5, 2020

Kobre & Kim Lawyers Examine the Latest Asset Tracing Trends in BVI, Hong Kong and South Korea

Due to the global nature of fraud, and with rises in cases during the pandemic, it is important to stay abreast with developments in asset tracing tools around the world. Nine Kobre & Kim lawyers contributed three chapters on the ins-and-outs and latest trends of asset tracing in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong and South Korea in the newest edition of The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review.

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Accolades October 5, 2020

Kobre & Kim Recognized as Top White-Collar Crime Defense Law Firm by Legal500 UK

Legal500 has once again recognized Kobre & Kim as a leading “Fraud: White-Collar Crime” law firm in their 2021 UK rankings.

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Press Release October 2, 2020

Kobre & Kim Honors Rafael (Ralph) Carlos Estrada for Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Kobre & Kim will highlight and reflect on the unique contributions made by Latinx individuals both inside and outside of the legal industry. Today, we honor late lawyer and civil rights advocate Rafael (Ralph) Carlos Estrada, who is the great-grandfather of current Kobre & Kim employee Jorge Estrada.

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Publications September 30, 2020

Evelyn Sheehan and Jason Short on the DOJ’s Growing Reach Into Latin America

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) at a record pace last year, building on a trend of the agency extending their reach extraterritorially, particularly over jurisdictions in Latin America. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan and Jason Short explain the DOJ’s expanding reach and provide some advice for private client professionals to navigate this landscape in an article for the Anti-Corruption Report.

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Publications September 29, 2020

Wealth Talk: John Han on Risks and Strategies for Wealth Advisers and Clients Shifting Wealth Out of Hong Kong

In the second episode of our “Wealth Talk” series on litigation scenarios facing high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) around the world, created by Kobre & Kim’s International Private Client (IPC) team and Wealth Briefing, Kobre & Kim’s John Han sat down with Robin Rathmell to discuss risks to HNWIs and their wealth professionals as they shift assets out of Hong Kong.

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Publications September 29, 2020

Nan Wang Analyzes Court Ruling Halting TikTok Ban in South China Morning Post

A last-minute U.S. court ruling has saved TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned social media app, from being banned by the Trump administration, but there are other restrictions it must resolve in the coming weeks. Kobre & Kim’s Nan Wang shared her analysis of the case so far with the South China Morning Post.

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