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 September 9, 2020

Nineteen Kobre & Kim Lawyers Recognized as Leaders by Who’s Who Legal

We are proud to announce that Who’s Who Legal (WWL) recognized nineteen Kobre & Kim lawyers as Global Leaders in their latest global ranking of lawyers for 2020 in the areas of asset recovery, business crime defense, investigations and restructuring & insolvency.

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Accolades September 8, 2020

Polly Wilkins Shortlisted on Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2020

Kobre & Kim is delighted to announce that Polly Wilkins has been shortlisted as a Lawyer of the Year, Partner, in Citywealth’s Future Leaders Awards 2020.

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Publications September 3, 2020

Benjamin Sauter Advocates “Taking On the CFTC” in Traders Magazine Op-Ed

The usual response of companies to subpoenas from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is to cooperate. However, cooperation very often leads down a road to “organized surrender.” There is an alternate strategy that can bring success, Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter explained in an Op-Ed for Traders Magazine.

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Publications September 3, 2020

Benjamin Sirota Comments on the New International Antitrust Cooperation Framework in Compliance Week

A new framework between six antitrust agencies in five countries, including the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, “confirms the increasingly cross-border nature of antitrust enforcement,” Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota told Compliance Week.

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Publications August 31, 2020

Wade Weems Analyzes World Bank Investigations from a Chinese Perspective

Like many other multilateral development banks, the World Bank Group has raised the profile of its sanctions system as it seeks to combat fraud and corruption. However, the distinctiveness of many aspects of Chinese law often makes the World Bank’s system more complicated when the two meet, as Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems and William Weightman wrote with others in an analysis for Thomson Reuters' Practical Law.

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Publications August 24, 2020

Andrew Stafford QC Analyzes Implications of Koza v Koza Altin Isletmeleri on Cross-Border Arbitration Funding

A recent judgment by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has important implications for the court’s intervention in international arbitrations and their treatment of arguments based on abuse of process and Henderson v Henderson, Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford QC wrote in an article first published by Lexis®PSL on August 4, 2020.

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Publications August 21, 2020

Rebecca Hume on the Unsettled Questions of Cayman’s Section 238

With increased activity among U.S.-listed, Cayman-based Chinese companies as a result of U.S. scrutiny, section 238 of the Cayman Islands’ Companies Law has garnered fresh interest. Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume looks at the law as part of an analysis by CTFN.

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Publications August 19, 2020

Benjamin Sirota Contrasts U.S. and European Antitrust Regime for Crain’s New York Business

A proposed New York state antitrust law could go beyond U.S. federal standards and resemble something closer to European law. Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota, a former U.S. Department of Justice antitrust prosecutor, examines the difference in Crain’s New York Business.

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Publications August 18, 2020

Evelyn Sheehan and Beau Barnes Discuss the U.S. “Sledgehammer” Seizure of Iranian Oil in Global Trade Review

The seizure of 1.1 million barrels of Iranian oil bound for Venezuela by the U.S. government is a “heavy sledgehammer” based on “a tactical legal innovation,” Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan and Beau Barnes said to Global Trade Review.

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Publications August 17, 2020

Evelyn Sheehan Analyzes U.S. Seizure of Iranian Oil Bound for Venezuela in S&P Global Platts

The U.S. seizure of four Iranian oil tankers carrying 1.12 million barrels to Venezuela is an “escalation” of U.S. sanctions against both countries, Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former deputy chief of the Department of Justice Southern District of Florida’s asset forfeiture division, recently told S&P Global Platts.

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Publications August 17, 2020

Wade Weems Assesses TikTok’s Legal Options in the U.S. for the South China Morning Post

The U.S. has cornered ByteDance, the Chinese parent of TikTok, leaving it with no easy options, Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems, a Shanghai-based former U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division prosecutor, told the South China Morning Post.

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Accolades August 14, 2020

Danielle Rose Recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation

Kobre & Kim is delighted to announce that Danielle Rose has been named among the Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation.

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Events August 14, 2020

Vasu Muthyala Discusses Third-Party Risks from COVID-19 with AMCHAM India

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased incentives for non-compliant behavior, and companies could be held liable if their third-party suppliers break the law. Kobre & Kim’s Vasu Muthyala walked through the risks and the management strategies companies need to be aware of in order to reduce their exposure during the first session for AMCHAM India’s Anti-Corruption Compliance and Risk Management Master Class on August 13, 2020.

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Publications August 13, 2020

Kobre & Kim Analyzes First OFAC Case Against an Individual in Years for the Wall Street Journal

For the first time in several years, the U.S. Treasury Department has pursued a sanctions-related case against an individual, which could be a potential sign of things to come, Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes told the Wall Street Journal.

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Events August 13, 2020

Martin De Luca to Discuss Handling Investigations with AmCham Brazil

The COVID-19 pandemic will lead to more government and internal investigations into companies, including in Brazil. Kobre & Kim’s Martin De Luca will explore how companies should handle these situations in a meeting of the Corporate Governance Committee of AmCham Brasil in São Paulo at 8:30am São Paulo time on August 14, 2020.

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