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 April 14, 2020

Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Privacy-Related Claims Against Facebook, Adopting Arguments in Amicus Brief by Kobre & Kim

Kobre & Kim’s Steven Perlstein was recently quoted by the Daily Journal, commenting on the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a class claim against Facebook over the social network’s profiting off users’ personal data – an opinion with potentially far-reaching consequences in today’s data-driven economy.

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Events April 13, 2020

Hartley West Joins Webinar to Discuss White Collar Litigation in the Time of COVID-19

Kobre & Kim’s Hartley West will be joining an online panel to discuss white-collar litigation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar, hosted by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Chapters of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and by the Federal Bar Association, will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 11am PT.

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Events April 10, 2020

Robin Rathmell and Polly Wilkins on Managing High-Stakes International Private Client Litigation

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell and Polly Wilkins will be hosting a webinar in association with The Private Client Global Elite on Wednesday April 15, 9am EDT / 2pm BST.

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Press Release April 8, 2020

Kobre & Kim, in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ COVID-19 Local Response Initiative, on how to ensure maximum amount of relief dollars reach those that need them most.

Founding Kobre & Kim partner Steven Kobre and New York-based partner William McGovern presented to the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Tuesday, April 7th in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ COVID-19 Local Response Initiative.

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Publications April 3, 2020

Calvin Koo on Hong Kong Courts’ Use of Long-Standing Legal Tools to Cutting-Edge Technologies

Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo has published an article in Hong Kong Lawyer, where he details Hong Kong courts’ recent application of long-standing legal concepts to new technologies like cryptocurrency and smartphones.

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Publications April 2, 2020

Matthew Boucher and Nathan Park on “The Future of Chaebols”

Kobre & Kim’s Matthew Boucher and Nathan Park sat down with Global Competition Review to discuss recent enforcement trends from South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), the country’s competition watchdog.

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Publications March 30, 2020

Martin De Luca Talks Force Majeure and New York Law with Law360

Kobre & Kim’s Martin De Luca sat down with Law360 to discuss the coming coronavirus-related litigation centered on force majeure clauses, which can excuse businesses from their contractual obligations due to “acts of God” or events outside their control.

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Press Release March 27, 2020

Kobre & Kim to Partner with Bloomberg Philanthropies in Assisting Cities Navigate Federal COVID-19 Aid

Kobre & Kim is proud to announce its partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies in a program designed to help U.S. cities better access, navigate and track federal programs available to support their COVID-19 response and recovery.

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Events March 27, 2020

Martin De Luca Joins Webinar on Pandemic Business Strategies

Kobre & Kim’s Martin De Luca will be joining a webinar hosted by Brazilian law firm Cascione on March 31 to discuss how businesses can best respond in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Events March 27, 2020

Matthew Boucher, Benjamin Sirota and Hartley West Host ABA Webinar on Criminal Antitrust

Kobre & Kim’s Matthew Boucher, Benjamin Sirota and Hartley West will be hosting a Zoom teleconference with the American Bar Association to discuss trends in the criminal antitrust space on April 2, 12pm EDT.

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Publications March 26, 2020

Jef Klazen on the Challenges and Opportunities of Global Asset Recovery in 2020

Kobre & Kim’s Jef Klazen recently sat down with Corporate Disputes and shared his insights with a roundtable on the international challenges of asset tracing and recovery. 

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Publications March 24, 2020

Robin Rathmell Speaks with Forbes on Digital Threats to High-Net-Worth Individuals

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell sat down with Forbes to discuss the increasing threats faced by high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), including a rise in cyber threats during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Client Alert March 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Buying Time in Uncertainty

  • For companies facing the economic fallout of COVID-19, time has become the most precious commodity to preserving their assets and riding out the storm.

  • The ‘force majeure’ clause often found in contracts under New York and English law, if invoked correctly, could increase the likelihood of success in potential litigation with lenders.

  • Our lawyers around the world take a close look at the force majeure clause and how courts in different jurisdictions (including Brazil and Argentina) have chosen to interpret its applicability in a pandemic situation.

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Events March 17, 2020

Kobre & Kim Sponsors 2020 Special Needs Foundation Cayman Breakfast Fundraiser

Kobre & Kim is incredibly proud to be one of two sponsors of the 2020 Special Needs Foundation Cayman Breakfast fundraiser at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman on March 11, 2020.

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Publications March 13, 2020

Andrew Stafford QC and James Chapman-Booth on Using Insolvency to Recover Assets

Kobre & Kim lawyers Andrew Stafford QC and James Chapman-Booth detailed the use of insolvency as a tool in aid of judgment enforcement in an article they wrote for Commercial Dispute Resolution.

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