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.


Accolades May 25, 2021

Am Law 2021 Diversity Scorecard Continues Top Recognition of Kobre & Kim’s Diversity

Kobre & Kim continues to achieve top rankings in the latest 2021 Diversity Scorecard by The American Lawyer, once again placing among the top ten law firms overall. The firm is especially proud to be recognized in the top five for both the percentage of minority partners and the percentage of minority equity partners, with 26.6% of the firm’s partnership consisting of U.S. minority lawyers.

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Accolades May 21, 2021

Kobre & Kim and Nine Lawyers Receive Top Rankings in Chambers USA

Kobre & Kim and our lawyers received several new recognitions in the recently released 2021 Chambers USA guide, while also seeing several existing rankings improve.

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Accolades May 18, 2021

Hartley West Recognized in GIR Women in Investigations 2021

In its most geographically diverse survey to date, Kobre & Kim’s Hartley M.K. West has been recognized as one of 100 exceptional women in the field of white-collar crime as part of the Global Investigations Review (GIR) 2021 Women in Investigations survey.

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Firm News May 14, 2021

Kobre & Kim Lawyers Part of Inaugural Class of Brazil-U.S. 40 and Under White-Collar Lawyers Initiative

Kobre & Kim is proud to have five of our lawyers, Benjamin Sirota, Martin De Luca, Carolina Leung, Melisa Ortes Gonzalez and Scott Nielson, as members of the inaugural class of the Brazil-U.S. 40 and Under White-Collar Lawyers Initiative.

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Events May 11, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Joins PLI Panel on Foreign Corruption and Money Laundering Risks for Professionals

It may surprise some to learn that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is involved in prosecuting corruption schemes committed entirely abroad, as corrupt proceeds often flow into the U.S. All this presents risks for professionals involved in moving money. As part of the Practising Law Institute (PLI) “Anti-Money Laundering 2021: Risks, Due Diligence and Compliance in an Evolving Legal World” program, Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan will untangle the complexities in a virtual panel on May 11, 12:00 pm New York time.

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Events May 7, 2021

Rebecca Hume Joins London International Disputes Week Virtual Panel on Evolving Cross-Border Insolvency Landscape

The cross-border insolvency landscape had been evolving dramatically, even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the London International Disputes Week, Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume, who is the Chair of RISA Cayman, a chapter of INSOL International, will share her insights into these dynamics in a virtual panel discussion on May 10, 5:30 pm London time.

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Events May 5, 2021

John Han Shares Insights into Greater China Debt Market at ALB Hong Kong and Greater China Debt & Restructuring Forum 2021

A wave of debt restructuring and insolvencies is expected to come in the aftermath of the global economic downturn. At the same time, there has been a rise in non-performing loans, distressed debt and government regulation in Greater China. Kobre & Kim’s John Han will share his insights into these opportunities in the ALB Hong Kong and Greater China Debt & Restructuring Forum 2021 on May 27, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Hong Kong time at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel.

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Accolades May 3, 2021

Kobre & Kim, Robert Henoch and Michael Rosen Recognized in Israel Desks League Tables

Kobre & Kim’s Tel Aviv-based Robert Henoch and Michael Rosen have been individually recognized in the Third Israel Desks League Tables, which showcases the law firms which are not only involved in Israeli deals, but also have a deep understanding of market trends, clients’ opportunities and the challenges to overcome.

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Accolades April 27, 2021

Michael Kim Ranked Among Top Lawyers in Korea

Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim has been recognized as one of Korea’s top 100 lawyers in Asia Business Law Journal’s 2021 rankings.

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Firm News April 20, 2021

Distinguished Federal Prosecutor Michael R. Sherwin Joins Kobre & Kim

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2021 – Michael R. Sherwin, a high-ranking prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, who most recently served as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he supervised the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country, has joined the disputes and investigations firm Kobre & Kim. Mr. Sherwin will be based out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

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Events April 13, 2021

Stephen Hayes to Discuss Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Against Sovereign State Debtors

Kobre & Kim’s Stephen Hayes will join the “State Immunity and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Protecting Against What and Whom?” webinar hosted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) European Branch on April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am CEST. 

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Events April 9, 2021

Nick Cherryman to Lead Panel on Arbitration and Asset Recovery in a Post-Pandemic World

Kobre & Kim’s Nick Cherryman will moderate a panel on trends in arbitration and asset recovery in a post-pandemic world at the virtual Arbitration and Fraud in Russia & CIS conference hosted by Informa on April 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm EET / 9:00 am EDT.

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Events April 8, 2021

John Han and Reorg on How Activist Investors Can Apply Creative Enforcement to Distressed Debt Strategies

Kobre & Kim’s John Han joined the “China Fortune Land Development State of Play, Trading in Distressed Debt Through Creative Enforcement” webinar hosted by Reorg on Wednesday, April 7 to discuss the default of China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) and the resulting shockwaves in the Chinese high-yield market. 

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Firm News March 30, 2021

Kobre & Kim Adopts Enis Adams Primary School in BVI Adopt-A-School Program

Kobre & Kim is proud to announce its partnership with the Adopt-A-School program in the British Virgin Islands. As part of the program, Kobre & Kim becomes the new “parent” sponsor of the Enis Adams Primary School and will support the needs of the school and its students over the next five years.

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Events March 26, 2021

John Han Examines China Fortune Land Development Default in Webinar

The failure of Chinese developer China Fortune Land Development to repay noteholders US $530 million has put their entire US $4.6 billion offshore debt in doubt, sending shockwaves through the Chinese high-yield market. Kobre & Kim’s John Han examines potential recovery mechanisms for activist investors in a Reorg webinar on April 7, 5pm HKT.

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