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 September 20, 2021

Kobre & Kim Team to Discuss Cross-Border Government Investigations and Joint Venture Disputes Facing Korean Investors in IAKL Conference

Korean individuals and companies have increasingly internationalized their businesses, setting up corporate structures and placing assets in key offshore jurisdictions around the world. While this is good for business, it also increases their exposure to complex cross-border disputes, such as investigations by foreign government agencies or asset recovery disputes across multiple jurisdictions, that may require specialized knowledge to effectively mitigate.

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Events September 20, 2021

Jason Masimore Joins Workshop on State-Assisted Asset Recovery During Thought4Leaders4 FIRE Summit

Kobre & Kim’s Jason Masimore will be speaking in a workshop on when lawyers perform the function of law enforcement bodies and utilize the state to trace, freeze and recover assets during ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE’s Welcome Back Summit, their first in-person event in 18 months at Syon Park, London on September 23 and 24.

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Events September 20, 2021

Jian Wu Moderates ABA China Committee Panel on Legal and Compliance Challenges of Cross-Border Trade

Parties engaging in cross-border trade and transactions will have to navigate a complex web of varying laws and regulations, as well as other laws that are extraterritorial in nature such as sanctions. Kobre & Kim’s Jian Wu, who has extensive experience in compliance and government enforcement defense across the Asia Pacific region, will moderate a panel on these issues during an American Bar Association China Committee networking event at 5:30 pm Shanghai time, September 24, 2021.

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Accolades September 15, 2021

Robin Rathmell and Polly Wilkins Named in Citywealth’s Top 100 Private Client Lawyers 2021

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell and Polly Wilkins, both of whom focus on representing high-net-worth individuals in cross-border disputes involving allegations of fraud and misconduct, have both been recognized in the latest Citywealth Top 100 Private Client Lawyers 2021. 

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Events September 10, 2021

Jonathan Cogan on Employment Issues Facing Executives During Government Investigations in New York City Bar Panel

When corporate executives and other employees become subject to a government investigation, complexities arise for both the company and the employee over a multitude of legal and employment issues. Kobre & Kim’s Jonathan Cogan, who has extensive experience defending executives in internal and government investigations, will share his expertise in a New York City Bar virtual panel at 12:00 pm New York time, September 13, 2021.

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Events September 10, 2021

John Han and Carolina Leung Join Webinar on Securing Chinese Investments in Brazil

Chinese companies have significantly increased the scale and scope of their investments in Brazil over the past decade, but they may face complex barriers when it comes time to collect on their multi-billion-dollar investments. Kobre & Kim’s John Han and Carolina Leung will join a virtual panel discussion on how Chinese investors can secure their investments at 9:00 am São Paulo time, September 14, 2021.

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Accolades September 7, 2021

Michael Ng Honored as Top IP Strategist in Latest IAM Strategy 300

Kobre & Kim’s Michael Ng was recognized among the top intellectual property (IP) strategists around the world in the latest IAM Strategy 300, which follows his listing among the IAM Patent 1000 earlier this year.

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Events September 7, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses Civil Forfeiture During Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crimes

Economic crimes are a serious affliction on every economy in the world, and legal systems everywhere are grappling with how to hold wrongdoers accountable. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan will break down civil forfeiture, one of the critical tools used in this fight, when she joins a plenary workshop during the 38th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime.

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Events August 31, 2021

Calvin Koo to Moderate ALB Panel on Risk Management for Asian Businesses in a Post-Pandemic World

The past eighteen months have seen increasing risks for businesses in Asia as the pandemic and geopolitical shifts have swept the world. As part of the invite-only ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2021, Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo will moderate a panel on how businesses can manage these cross-border risks at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on September 7, 2021.

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Accolades August 20, 2021

Farrington Yates Recognized in Latest Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”

Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates has been recognized in Best Lawyers’ latest edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” placing him among the top lawyers within Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law rankings.

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Events August 17, 2021

Robert Henoch Talks Compliance and Cyber Threats in FinTechAviv Fireside Chat

Ensuring proper compliance has become more critical than ever, especially to guard against cyber threats, money laundering and other regulatory pitfalls. Kobre & Kim’s Robert Henoch, a former U.S. federal prosecutor based in Israel, will discuss this topic in a fireside chat hosted by FinTech Aviv – the Israeli FinTech Association – at the WeWork Shoken Rooftop in Tel Aviv, 7:10 pm local time on August 18, 2021.

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Accolades August 10, 2021

Danielle Rose Named in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation 2021

Benchmark Litigation has again named Kobre & Kim’s Danielle Rose as one of their Top 250 Women in Litigation.  The 2021 version of the publication features the “most distinguished women in the world of litigation.”  Benchmark compiled its list based on peer and client review as well as consideration of recent case work.

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Accolades August 4, 2021

Kobre & Kim Earns Top Spots in Latest Vault Quality of Life Rankings

Kobre & Kim has again been recognized among the very top midsize law firms in Vault’s latest quality of life rankings.

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Events August 4, 2021

Donna Xu Shares How to Start a Career in Bankruptcy in New York City Bar Webinar

The economic impact of the pandemic will likely lead to an uptick in bankruptcy filings and restructurings around the world, and attorneys with experience in the field will be in high demand. Kobre & Kim’s Donna Xu, who focuses on cross-border insolvency disputes, will discuss her career in bankruptcy and share how others can break into the field in a New York City Bar webinar at 6:00 pm New York time on August 5, 2021.

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Firm News August 4, 2021

President of Inter Milan and a Newly Appointed Non-Independent Director of Suning.com, Steven Zhang, Sued for over US$250 million Owed by Suning Xiaodian

According to the court documents filed in the Hong Kong Court on 2 August 2021, Steven Zhang, President of the Italian soccer team Inter Milan, is sued by China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited as agent of a group of creditors, seeking more than US$250 million in outstanding debts held by Suning Xiaodian, less than a week after Steven Zhang’s appointment as a non-independent director of Suning.com on 29 July 2021.

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