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 July 17, 2019

Shaun Wu on Corporate Integrity and Compliance on the Belt and Road for Chinese and G20 Member State Companies

On Thursday, July 18th, Kobre & Kim’s Shaun Wu will be speaking at the Seminar on Business Integrity and Compliance for the Belt and Road in Beijing, China.

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Publications July 16, 2019

Nathaniel Barber Discusses the Future of FCA Enforcement Post-Brexit in CDR

English barrister Nathaniel Barber discussed the 2018-2019 report released by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and its impact on regulatory priorities with Commercial Dispute Resolution.

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Accolades July 8, 2019

Kobre & Kim Ranks for Litigation in First-Ever Israel Desks League Tables

Kobre & Kim ranks for Litigation in the first-ever Israel Desks League Tables, in recognition of the firm’s continued work in Israel and the presence of the only former DOJ prosecutor practicing from within the country, Robert Henoch.

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Events July 2, 2019

Vasu Muthyala Discusses Volkswagen and Compliance at the TRACE Bribery and Economic Crime Summit

On Wednesday, June 26, Kobre & Kim’s Vasu Muthyala moderated a session entitled “What Went Wrong – The Volkswagen Story” at TRACE International’s Bribery and Economic Crime Summit in Vancouver, Canada.

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Publications June 27, 2019

Beau Barnes speaks with GIR on Sanctions Enforcement in the Digital Currency World

With his experience advocating on behalf of clients under investigation for potential sanctions violations, Beau Barnes spoke with Global Investigations Review on the latest regulatory challenge facing the cryptocurrency industry: Sanctions compliance.

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Publications June 25, 2019

Wade Weems with South China Morning Post on Chinese Banks’ Possible Breach of U.S. North Korea Sanctions

Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems, who formerly served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, spoke with South China Morning Post today on U.S. allegations that three large Chinese banks have possibly violated U.S. sanctions against North Korea.

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Publications June 25, 2019

Nathaniel Barber Speaks on the FCA’s Final Report on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s GRG division with Commercial Dispute Resolution

London-based Kobre & Kim lawyer Nathaniel Barber spoke with Commercial Dispute Resolution on the recently published review on the treatment of small and medium-sized enterprises by the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG) division.

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Events June 20, 2019

Shaun Wu on Compliance for China-based Corporations at Shanghai In-House Legal Summit

On June 20, Kobre & Kim lawyer Shaun Wu moderated a panel discussion on internal investigations and compliance at this year’s Asian Legal Business (ALB) Shanghai In-House Legal Summit.

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Events June 19, 2019

Robin Rathmell Discusses Cross-Border Asset Forfeiture at STEP Israel

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell will join a panel discussion on defending trusts against cross-border asset forfeiture at STEP Israel’s Annual Conference on June 19 in Tel Aviv.

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Events June 18, 2019

William McGovern Discusses Shifting U.S. Immigration Enforcement at the Annual Conference on Immigration Law

New U.S. policies now permit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to use Interpol red notices as a basis to detain non-citizens in the United States.

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Client Alert June 18, 2019

Extradition & Due Process: U.S. Asylum Seekers Are on “Notice” Too

  • The January 2017 Executive Order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” broadens the categories of immigrants who can face deportation to include those who pose, in the judgment of an immigration officer, a “risk to public safety or national security.”
  • Under “Project Red,” ICE has collaborated with state and local law enforcement agencies, the United States Marshals Service, Europol, and Interpol to target and arrest individuals wanted by foreign governments. This is a departure from precedent for the U.S.
  • In a recent demonstration of Project Red, ICE arrested 105 immigrants and foreign nationals in a five-day enforcement operation in New Jersey. Several of these individuals were the subject of Interpol Red Notices for alleged crimes in their home countries.

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Publications June 17, 2019

Wade Weems quoted in New York Times Investigation on Corruption within China’s Healthcare Industry

Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems, who regularly counsels PRC-based corporations and individuals in cross-border bribery investigations, recently spoke to The New York Times in their investigation on issues of corruption within China’s health care industry.

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Events June 13, 2019

Adam Lavine Discusses Asset Recovery Strategies at III NextGen

On Sunday, June 16th, Kobre & Kim lawyer Adam Lavine will join a panel discussion focusing on asset recovery strategies in cross-border insolvency cases at the 19th Annual International Insolvency Conference’s NextGen Leadership Program in Barcelona, Spain.

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Publications June 13, 2019

Benjamin Sauter Discusses Wyoming Cryptocurrency Laws and Federal Regulation in Wired

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter brings his experience and insights in regulatory issues facing the cryptocurrency industry to discuss Wyoming’s new crypto-friendly state laws – and their potential to be emulated on a federal level – in Wired.

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Firm News June 12, 2019

Nick Cherryman Bolsters Kobre & Kim’s Cross-Border Disputes Capabilities in the UK

LONDON, Wednesday, June 12 – Nick Cherryman, one of the leading international commercial disputes lawyers in London, joined Kobre & Kim as a partner in its London office this month.

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