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 June 19, 2019

Robin Rathmell Discusses Cross-Border Asset Forfeiture at STEP Israel

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell will join a panel discussion on defending trusts against cross-border asset forfeiture at STEP Israel’s Annual Conference on June 19 in Tel Aviv.

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Events June 18, 2019

William McGovern Discusses Shifting U.S. Immigration Enforcement at the Annual Conference on Immigration Law

New U.S. policies now permit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to use Interpol red notices as a basis to detain non-citizens in the United States.

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Client Alert June 18, 2019

Extradition & Due Process: U.S. Asylum Seekers Are on “Notice” Too

  • The January 2017 Executive Order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” broadens the categories of immigrants who can face deportation to include those who pose, in the judgment of an immigration officer, a “risk to public safety or national security.”
  • Under “Project Red,” ICE has collaborated with state and local law enforcement agencies, the United States Marshals Service, Europol, and Interpol to target and arrest individuals wanted by foreign governments. This is a departure from precedent for the U.S.
  • In a recent demonstration of Project Red, ICE arrested 105 immigrants and foreign nationals in a five-day enforcement operation in New Jersey. Several of these individuals were the subject of Interpol Red Notices for alleged crimes in their home countries.

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Publications June 17, 2019

Wade Weems quoted in New York Times Investigation on Corruption within China’s Healthcare Industry

Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems, who regularly counsels PRC-based corporations and individuals in cross-border bribery investigations, recently spoke to The New York Times in their investigation on issues of corruption within China’s health care industry.

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Events June 13, 2019

Adam Lavine Discusses Asset Recovery Strategies at III NextGen

On Sunday, June 16th, Kobre & Kim lawyer Adam Lavine will join a panel discussion focusing on asset recovery strategies in cross-border insolvency cases at the 19th Annual International Insolvency Conference’s NextGen Leadership Program in Barcelona, Spain.

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Publications June 13, 2019

Benjamin Sauter Discusses Wyoming Cryptocurrency Laws and Federal Regulation in Wired

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter brings his experience and insights in regulatory issues facing the cryptocurrency industry to discuss Wyoming’s new crypto-friendly state laws – and their potential to be emulated on a federal level – in Wired.

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Firm News June 12, 2019

Nick Cherryman Bolsters Kobre & Kim’s Cross-Border Disputes Capabilities in the UK

LONDON, Wednesday, June 12 – Nick Cherryman, one of the leading international commercial disputes lawyers in London, joined Kobre & Kim as a partner in its London office this month.

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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 differ 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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