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 January 24, 2023

Jonathan Cogan Explores U.S. Enforcement Developments at ABA Meeting

Recent developments have signaled that U.S. regulatory and enforcement agencies are taking a new – and tougher – approach to their enforcement efforts against traders and companies, including in the cryptocurrency industry. Kobre & Kim’s Jonathan Cogan, who focuses on high-stakes disputes and investigations in the futures and other derivatives markets, examines these trends during a panel discussion at the 2023 American Bar Association Derivatives Law Committee Winter Meeting at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, from February 2 to 4, 2023.

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Events January 20, 2023

Calvin Koo Unpacks Crypto Trends into 2023 in Fintelekt and ABA Webinar

In 2022, the cryptocurrency market started optimistically – both in terms of value and in the interest institutional investors showed. The year ended very differently, with high-profile collapses and bankruptcies, accelerating calls for more regulatory scrutiny. What does the year ahead look like for the industry? Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo, who focuses on cross-border disputes involving digital assets, surveyed the landscape when he joined a webinar presented by Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association on January 13, 2023.

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Events January 17, 2023

Andrew Stafford KC Explores Challenges of Enforcing Arbitral Awards Against State-Owned Entities

With more companies in the energy and other industries bringing arbitrations against state-owned entities, what are the unique challenges that come when it is time to enforce the resulting awards? Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford KC, who focuses on complex international enforcement against sovereign judgment and award debtors, offers his insights during the 11th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration in Houston on a panel at 10:00 am local time, January 20.

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Events January 10, 2023

Benjamin Sirota Moderates Panel on Antitrust and the Supreme Court at New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting

Focus on antitrust issues is on the rise in the United States, from congressional proposals of new legislation to aggressive enforcement by the antitrust agencies. In this climate, how will the U.S. Supreme Court weigh in? Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota, a former U.S. federal antitrust prosecutor, moderates a panel discussion during the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section’s annual meeting, at 10:25 am New York time, January 18, 2023.

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Accolades December 22, 2022

Peter Tyers-Smith Recognized in Who’s Who Legal “Restructuring & Insolvency 2023”

Top legal market directory Who’s Who Legal has recognized Kobre & Kim’s Peter Tyers-Smith among the top practitioners in its latest “Restructuring & Insolvency 2023” rankings.

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Accolades December 22, 2022

Michael Ng Among Top IP Practitioners in 2023 IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders

The latest IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders has recognized Kobre & Kim’s Michael Ng among its top intellectual property practitioners from around the world.

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Accolades December 22, 2022

Kobre & Kim, Peter Tyers-Smith Earns Recognitions in The Legal 500’s “Cayman Islands: Dispute Resolution”

The Legal 500 has recognized Kobre & Kim in its latest “Cayman Islands: Dispute Resolution” rankings, as well as listing Peter Tyers-Smith among its “Leading Individuals” in the category,

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Accolades December 20, 2022

Polly Wilkins, Evelyn Sheehan, Nicholas Surmacz Recognized in Private Client Global Elite

The Private Client Global Elite has included Polly Wilkins, Evelyn Sheehan and Nicholas Surmacz among its list of the world’s top private client lawyers advising high-net-worth individuals.

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Accolades December 19, 2022

Kobre & Kim Placed in 2022 Global Investigations Review 100

Global Investigations Review has again placed Kobre & Kim in its 2022 GIR 100, a leading list of the world’s top firms handling sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations of corporates and individuals.

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Accolades December 19, 2022

Kobre & Kim Placed in 2022 Global Restructuring Review 100

Global Restructuring Review has placed Kobre & Kim in its sixth annual GRR 100, the most comprehensive edition of its guide to the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.

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Events December 12, 2022

Evelyn Sheehan Unpacks Penalty Phase Developments in WWCDA’s Global Enforcement Panel

As global law enforcement agencies – including and especially the U.S. Department of Justice – continue to extend their reach far beyond their borders, more individuals and entities will be subject to penalties from those jurisdictions, including asset forfeiture, clawbacks and criminal sentencing. Clients and their advisors should understand how recent developments in this area could affect their risk and exposure.

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Accolades December 8, 2022

Gabriela Ruiz, Carolina Leung Recognized in Top Latin America Lawyer Rankings by Latinvex

Latin American business publication Latinvex has recognized São Paulo- and Miami-based Gabriela Ruiz among its “Latin America: Top 100 Female Lawyers,” as well as São Paulo-based Carolina Leung as one of “Latin America’s Rising Legal Stars.”

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Events December 6, 2022

Vicky Kay Attends UK-Tanzania Business Forum

Mirroring the rest of the East Africa region, Tanzania has experienced a healthy rate of economic expansion in recent decades, presenting opportunities for foreign investors that deliver sustainable mutual prosperity and growth. Kobre & Kim’s Product Director for International Private Client, Vicky Kay, joined the UK-Tanzania Business Forum on November 29, 2022, to engage with local and foreign businesses in discussions on how to leverage these opportunities and address the challenges facing stakeholders in the region.

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Events November 28, 2022

Jef Klazen Explores Special Problems in Cross-Border Judgment Enforcement During Asset Recovery Americas Conference

Engaging in high-stakes litigation, investigation and enforcement of judgments and awards in the U.S. and Latin America is never easy, but there are challenging situations where even the most seasoned practitioners must think outside the box to deliver for their clients. Kobre & Kim’s Jef Klazen, who focuses on international asset recovery and judgment enforcement, shares some insights at the Asset Recovery Americas conference in New York on a panel at 12:30 pm local time, December 2, 2022.

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Events November 15, 2022

Daniel Lee Examines Government Tools to Fight Private Sector Corruption in Lecture at Korea ACRC

Private sector corruption takes many forms and is a serious global problem, and many law enforcement agencies around the world are eager to come up with new tools to investigate companies. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Lee, a former U.S. federal prosecutor focused on government enforcement defense, will share what these tools look like during a lecture for the Korean Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission on November 21.

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