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 May 29, 2020

Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park on South Korea’s New Digital Currency Legal Regime

“The days of South Korea as the ‘wild west’ of digital currencies are no more,” Kobre & Kim’s Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park wrote in a recent analysis of South Korea’s digital currency legal regime for Asia Business Law Journal.

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Publications May 29, 2020

Beau Barnes on U.S. Sanctions on Iran and Compliance with the ICJ

Is the U.S. violating a 2018 International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling regarding their sanctions on Iran? Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes, along with Foley Hoag’s Joseph Klingler and Human Rights Watch’s Tara Sephehri Far, analyzed the ruling and subsequent U.S. policy in an article for the American Society of International Law.

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Publications May 28, 2020

Farrington Yates Unpacks his Insolvency Practice in Vault Q&A

As part of their 2020 Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, Vault sat down with Kobre & Kim’s very own Farrington Yates, who walked through the ins-and-outs of his practice area in insolvency.

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Accolades May 28, 2020

Kobre & Kim Makes Top 5 in Am Law 2020 Diversity Scorecard

Kobre & Kim is proud to announce its ranking of #5 in The American Lawyer’s 2020 Diversity Scorecard, marking the first time the firm has ever made it to the top five.

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Events May 27, 2020

Kobre & Kim Hosts a Webinar on Asset Recovery in the Post Pandemic Balkans

Billions of dollars are being infused into the Balkans by the World Bank, IMF, sovereigns and other investment entities in response to Covid-19 and the ensuing economic fall-out.

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Publications May 27, 2020

Michael Kim on South Korea’s COVID-19 Economic Struggles

South Korea has been one of the most successful countries in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, but the struggle to preserve its economy continues to be a challenge, as Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim discussed with Asia Business Law Journal.

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Publications May 26, 2020

Kobre & Kim on Navigating Post COVID-19 Valuation Disputes in Bloomberg Law

Massive market swings and volatility during the current COVID-19 economic downturn have created an environment ripe for valuation disputes over the coming months and years, as a group of financial services lawyers from Kobre & Kim point out in a recent editorial in Bloomberg Law.

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Publications May 26, 2020

Matthew Menchel on the “New Normal” of COVID-era Jury Trials

Kobre & Kim’s Matthew Menchel recently spoke with Bloomberg Law on new courtroom dynamics as COVID-19 lockdowns ease and judges reboot jury trials.

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Accolades May 22, 2020

Robin Rathmell and Nathaniel Barber Ranked on Citywealth’s Top 100 Trust Litigators List 2020

Congratulations to Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell and Nathaniel Barber for their inclusion on Citywealth’s Top 100 Trust Litigators List 2020!

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Publications May 21, 2020

Kobre & Kim on the U.S. TRAP Act and the (Potential) End of INTERPOL Notice Misuse in Law360

In recent years, the INTERPOL notice system has been misused by certain countries aiming to target and intimidate political rivals. But with the proposal of the Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention (TRAP) Act in U.S. Congress, this is a problem that might finally be addressed. 

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Events May 20, 2020

Rebecca Hume on Cross-Cultural Considerations in Global Insolvencies

Insolvencies and restructuring transactions are increasingly cross-border, involving a mix of stakeholders from different backgrounds and cultures. Understanding and being sensitive to these different cultures can oftentimes be key to success, as Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume will discuss at an International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) panel on May 21st at 7am ET / 12p BST.

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Events May 19, 2020

Danielle Rose and Zachary Rosenbaum on the Post-COVID-19 Legal Landscape for CLOs

Amidst one of the worst recessions in modern history, the collateralized loan obligation (CLO) market is becoming especially vulnerable as credit conditions deteriorate. From 10am to 11am ET, May 28, 2020, Kobre & Kim’s Danielle Rose and Zachary Rosenbaum will lead a virtual panel and Q&A discussing what may lie ahead.

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Events May 14, 2020

Randall Arthur Joins Webinar on Insolvency and Global Asset Recovery

Kobre & Kim’s Randall Arthur spoke on insolvency-related strategies available to lawyers and insolvency practitioners for tracking down and recovering assets worldwide at an April 24 webinar hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty.

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Publications May 14, 2020

Podcast: Robin Rathmell on the Compliance Risks for Companies that Deal with High-Net-Worth Clients

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell was interviewed by Corporate Counsel Business Journal for their “In House Warrior” podcast, released on May 14, 2020, where he discussed the biggest legal risks for companies that work with high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs).

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Publications May 11, 2020

Daniel Saval on Faraday Founder Jia Yueting’s Evasive Bankruptcy Plan

Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval recently spoke with The Wire China on the bankruptcy of Jia Yueting, the founder of the electric car company Faraday Future.

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