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 May 20, 2019

Martin De Luca Leads Discussion on Embezzled Asset Tracing and Retrieval at ACI’s 9th Anti-Corruption Summit, Brazil

Following one of the largest public bribery cases in Brazilian history, anti-corruption is an increasingly vital topic of consideration for those connected to the Brazilian market. 

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Events May 15, 2019

Farrington Yates Discusses Litigation Finance at BTG Global Advisory’s Annual Meeting

Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates will join a panel of experts at BTG Global Advisory’s Annual Meeting in Toronto on May 15th to discuss litigation finance. 

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Client Alert May 15, 2019

“Cartels Beware”: U.S.-Korea Antitrust Enforcement Likely to Reach a New Scale

  • A recent meeting between antitrust enforcers from South Korea and the U.S. signals an increase in future collaboration between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) on cross-border criminal antitrust enforcement.
  • A greater degree of DOJ-KFTC collaboration will result in increasingly complex multinational antitrust litigation.
  • When these enforcers take collaborative actions, targets will require equally coordinated defense strategies - likely combining the knowledge of both Korea and U.S. antitrust specialists.

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Events May 14, 2019

Daniel Lee on the Challenges of Conducting Internal Investigations

Seoul-based attorney Daniel Lee moderated a panel discussing best practices for conducting effective internal investigations in both South Korea and abroad at the ALB Korea Anti-Corruption Forum on May 9 in Seoul.

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Publications May 13, 2019

Beau Barnes Discusses Potential OFAC Enforcement Strategy Shift from Companies to Executives

Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes brings his economic sanctions and regulatory background to evaluate recent developments in enforcement actions from the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and their implications for U.S. companies in Law 360.

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Events May 10, 2019

John Han and Randall Arthur Explore Asset Tracing and Recovery Strategies at KNect in Singapore

Whether victims of fraud are at the beginning stages of their suit or in the middle of a contentious insolvency or litigation process, monetizing claims against debtors has proven difficult—particularly when multiple jurisdictions are involved.

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Events May 8, 2019

Jian Wu Discusses Dispute Resolution Between Chinese Investors and Local African Partners

Kobre & Kim’s Jian Wu will utilize his experience in multijurisdictional investigations to discuss the unique challenges facing China-based companies operating in Africa at New York City Bar’s “Chinese Energy and Infrastructure Projects in Emerging Markets” panel in New York on May 9th.

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Client Alert May 8, 2019

To Catch a Debtor: Freezing the Money

  • International creditors continue to face significant challenges when monetizing claims against debtors based in the People's Republic of China.
  • Actions such as a standalone freezing injunction can be used in English common law jurisdictions to freeze assets that are held by innocent third parties.
  • Injunctions and receiverships can be made without giving notice to the debtor, bestowing the "element of surprise."

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Events May 7, 2019

Calvin Koo and Vasu Muthyala Speak on Advising Financial Institutions and Managing Internal Investigations

Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo and Vasu Muthyala, who specialize in multinational government enforcement and regulatory actions, will be speaking on the latest issues surrounding financial institutions and related professionals in Hong Kong at Legal Plus’s “Are You Affected by Risk?” seminar on May 8th.

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Publications May 2, 2019

Benjamin Sirota on DOJ Antitrust’s Evolving Treatment of Corporate Compliance Programs with New York Law Journal

Kobre & Kim attorney and former Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division prosecutor Benjamin Sirota discusses the past, present and future of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s policy regarding whether to credit corporate compliance programs in charging decisions and at sentencing, and on what terms.

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Events April 30, 2019

Marcus Green Discusses the Process of Underwriting at the General Counsel Forum on Litigation Finance

Kobre & Kim’s Marcus Green joins a workshop panel of experts to discuss the step-by-step process of case underwriting at Momentum Events’ General Counsel Forum on Litigation Finance on May 1 in New York, NY.

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Publications April 26, 2019

Michael Kim Discusses Criminal Apprehension and Repatriation by the U.S. in a Highly Political Event

Firm co-founder Michael Kim was quoted in the leading South Korean newspaper Dong-A Ilbo, discussing international relations between the U.S. and Spain in relation to the apprehension and potential repatriation of individuals charged with breaking and entering in a Spain-located DPRK embassy.

 

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Events April 23, 2019

David McGill Moderates a Panel on Enforcement Actions involving Digital Currency

Kobre & Kim’s David McGill, an accomplished investigator with a focus on the intersection of finance and technology, will moderate a panel of digital currency experts on law enforcement and regulatory actions within the sector at ABA’s Fifth Blockchain, Digital Currency and ICO National Institute event on April 26th

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Events April 23, 2019

Jason Masimore Discusses the Power of Jurisdiction in Asset Recovery at the Big Debt Recovery Conference in Moscow

London-based attorney and former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor Jason Masimore joined panelists at Legal Insight’s Big Debt Recovery conference in Moscow on April 18, where he discussed strategic considerations for legal professionals when determining the best strategies to monetize cross-border, asset recovery matters in a panel presentation titled “Alternatives: Civil and Criminal Enforcement Abroad.”

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Publications April 23, 2019

Kobre & Kim Attorneys Detail Strategies for Enforcing Judgments against Sovereign Entities in Mealey’s

A team of Kobre & Kim attorneys – Jef Klazen, Chris Cogburn and Lara Levinson – detail strategies of enforcing judgements against elusive foreign governments or state-owned entities in the Lexis Nexis’ monthly arbitration newsletter, Mealey's International Arbitration Report.

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