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 June 12, 2019

Cross-Border Disputes Heavyweight Nick Cherryman Joins Kobre & Kim’s London Office

Kobre & Kim is pleased to announce Nick Cherryman, a leading international commercial disputes lawyer, has joined our London office.

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Events June 10, 2019

Sean Buckley, Scott Hulsey and Beau Barnes speak to the USCBC on US Businesses, National Security, and China

Sean Buckley, Scott Hulsey, and Beau Barnes, lawyers at Kobre & Kim who often represent global clients in disputes and investigations involving state security, will speak to the U.S.-China Business Council on June 10th about the ever-important factor of “national security” in current China - U.S. relations.

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Events June 6, 2019

Shaun Wu and Jian Wu on How U.S. Investors Can Navigate Opportunities in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

On Friday, June 7th, Kobre & Kim’s Shaun Wu and Jian Wu will be joining a panel discussion on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and how U.S. based investors can evaluate both risks and opportunities tied to the project.

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Publications June 6, 2019

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill on the current Kik-SEC clash in Law 360

Kobre & Kim’s David McGill and Benjamin Sauter continue to share their insights with the media into the current stand-off between Kik and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

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Events June 5, 2019

Shaun Wu Discusses Cross-Border Government Audits and Investigations for MNCs at PLI Cross Border Law Conference 2019

Kobre & Kim’s Shaun Wu will join a panel of highly experienced practitioners, in-house counsel and senior executives to discuss practical strategies for legal practitioners when advising and investigating multinational corporations at Practising Law Institute’s Cross Border Employment Law 2019 program on June 5 in New York.

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Events June 5, 2019

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses the Challenges of Conducting Internal Investigations

Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan will join the panel “Challenging Issues in Internal Investigations” at Latin Lawyer’s GIR Live Anti-Corruption & Investigations symposium on June 6th in Mexico City to address the key components of selecting an effective and reliable counsel to carry out compliance measures.

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Publications June 5, 2019

Benjamin Sauter on How Kik v SEC Could Change How the SEC Regulates Cryptocurrencies in Wired

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter, who regularly represents clients in the digital currency sphere from blockchain developers to exchanges, discussed with Wired Magazine the implications that a civil lawsuit by the platform Kik against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could have on the cryptocurrency industry.

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Client Alert June 5, 2019

To Catch a Debtor: Seizing the Money

  • Chinese businesses tend to favor offshore jurisdictions for setting up joint venture (JV) structures, but deadlock can ensue if partners into a dispute.
  • A litany of offshore legal tools exists, from provisions in the JV's constitutional documents to the appoint of a receiver to restore control to the wronged party.
  • However, the process for deploying these options differ based on each jurisdiction, and it is advisable to seek counsel before acting on any strategy.

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Publications June 4, 2019

Beau Barnes Speaks with Law360 on OFAC’s Recent Enforcement Action

This weekend, Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes talked with Law360 about OFAC’s recent decision to issue a finding of violation but not impose a monetary penalty against State Street Bank & Trust Co.

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Events June 3, 2019

Farrington Yates Discusses Forum Shopping Issues in Fraud and Insolvency

On June 3rd, Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates will join a panel entitled “Forum Shopping” at KNect’s Asset Recovery Latin America conference in São Paulo. 

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Publications June 3, 2019

Kobre & Kim Lawyers on How Businesses Can Protect Themselves from Automated Intruders

A team of Kobre & Kim lawyers – Steven Perlstein, Benjamin Sauter and Beau Barnes – discuss the increasing trend of malicious online bots, how the U.S. legal landscape is addressing it and ways that businesses can protect their information in the New York Law Journal’s special report on cybersecurity.

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Publications June 3, 2019

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill on Kik’s Defend Crypto fund, and taking on the SEC

Kobre & Kim lawyers Benjamin Sauter and David McGill speak on the potential for legal action by the kin cryptocurrency company Kik against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Cointelegraph.

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Events June 3, 2019

John Han and Wade Weems Lead Seminar on Unfair Competition Practices in the PRC, Southeast Asia

John Han and Wade Weems of Kobre & Kim will be leading a seminar discussion on unfair business practices in the PRC and Southeast Asia, and key strategies that global companies can employ to defend themselves accordingly from threats such as IP theft and counterfeiting.

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Client Alert May 30, 2019

Don’t Overlook China in Difficult Chapter 11 Asset Recovery Efforts

  • In U.S. Chapter 11 cases (especially those involving unsecured creditors), non-traditional asset sources often offer the best hope of recovery.
  • Assets based in China can present surprising asset recovery opportunities for U.S. creditor committees.
  • There is a range of options at a committee's disposal to unlock value from claims against PRC entities, and experience, creativity and local support on both sides of the Pacific are essential to securing monetization.

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Events May 29, 2019

Wade Weems Teams Up with Heywon Shin to Present on Voluntary Disclosure

Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems, a former U.S. federal prosecutor who specializes in cross-border criminal cases and U.S. government enforcement action, partnered with Heywon Shin, the Vice President of Global Economic Sanctions for Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Hong Kong) to deliver key paths and examples on voluntary self-disclosure.

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