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 24, 2019

Kobre & Kim Attorneys Discuss the Impact of Global Monitorship Actions on East Asia in GIR’s Guide to Monitorships

A team of Kobre & Kim attorneys – Shaun Wu, Daniel Lee, Ryan Middlemas and Jae Joon Kwon – detail how the rising global emphasis on legal and corporate compliance is impacting East Asian countries that have historically lacked the practice of monitorships, in the first edition of Global Investigations Review’s Guide to Monitorships.

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Publications May 23, 2019

Chief Strategy Officer Gary Singer on the Importance of Referral Relationships with The American Lawyer

Kobre & Kim Chief Strategy Officer Gary Singer spoke with The American Lawyer on the eve of the 2019 AmLaw 200 Report to discuss the current state of relationship building in regards to law firms’ business development efforts. 

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Publications May 23, 2019

Robert Henoch Examines Potential for FCPA Enforcement Actions into Israel in Haaretz

Kobre & Kim lawyer and former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor Robert Henoch spoke with the independent Israeli newspaper Haaretz to explain the function and application of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in cases of suspected bribery.

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Client Alert May 22, 2019

U.S. Increasingly Enforcing Against India

  • Relations between India and the U.S. have recently experienced a few blows, including the termination of the former's preferential trading status with the U.S.
  • For future Indian defendants, it will be of paramount importance to understand the strategies and tactics of U.S. enforcement agencies in charge of bribery, national security and fraud investigations.
  • When regulators come knocking, those who choose to sit idly by will find themselves at a disadvantage.

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Events May 20, 2019

Martin De Luca Leads Discussion on Embezzled Asset Tracing and Retrieval at ACI’s Ninth 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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