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 March 21, 2019

Shaun Wu Leads Panel on Internal Investigations for MNCs in China

On March 21, Kobre & Kim’s Shaun Wu helped lead a panel discussion on corporate internal investigations at Kluwer's 4th Annual International Arbitration, Regulatory and Competition Law Summit in Shanghai.

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Client Alert March 21, 2019

Recovering Stolen Funds from Business Email Fraudsters

  • One of the most common forms of fraud affecting businesses worldwide is Business Email Compromise (BEC).
  • Often based in Asia, BEC fraudsters are known to use a network of underground moneychangers to move stolen funds rapidly beyond the reach of victims.
  • When affected, victims need to match the speed of the criminals, acting across multiple jurisdictions and with the full set of legal tools necessary to trace, freeze and recover assets effectively.

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Events March 20, 2019

Kunhee Cho Discusses Cross-Border Judgment Enforcement at the IAKL European Conference in Austria

Kobre & Kim’s Kunhee Cho brings his experience in international judgment enforcement to discuss key steps to mounting a successful global asset recovery project at the 9th IAKL European Conference on March 22 in Vienna, Austria.

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Firm News March 18, 2019

Kobre & Kim & Counsel Takes Record ICSID Award to U.S. District Court for ConocoPhillips

A team of Kobre & Kim attorneys, together with other legal counsel, are handling enforcement of the largest arbitration award in the history of the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), on behalf of U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips against the Republic of Venezuela.

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Publications March 14, 2019

Podcast: Jake Chervinsky Explores the Future of Digital Currency on Tales from the Crypt

On March 12th, Kobre & Kim attorney Jake Chervinsky joined cryptocurrency influencer Marty Bent on his Bitcoin podcast, Tales from the Crypt, for a conversation on the intersection between digital currency and the law.

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Events March 7, 2019

Steven Kobre and Nathan Park Discuss Cross-Border Arbitration at Lunch Seminar with KCAB International

An increasing number of parties to Korea-related transactions are choosing to settle commercial disputes outside of court.

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Events March 7, 2019

William McGovern Discusses Regulatory Challenges for High Net Worth Individuals with Global Business Interests

On March 7th, Kobre & Kim's William McGovern utilized his experience in cross-border government enforcement defense to examine the challenges that arise for high-net-worth individuals with global business interests subject to investigation by international authorities.

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Events March 7, 2019

Kiran Unni Discusses Litigation Privilege in Corporate Fraud Investigations with C5

Kobre & Kim attorney Kiran Unni, who has extensive experience in matters involving fraud and anti-corruption, will discuss the changing scope of litigation privilege in corporate investigations at C5’s 13th Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery conference on March 14 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Publications March 4, 2019

Benjamin Sauter and Jake Chervinsky Discuss the Rise of “Stablecoins” with CoinDesk

Kobre & Kim attorneys Benjamin Sauter and Jake Chervinsky draw upon their experience in digital currency regulatory issues to discuss the rise of “stablecoins” with leading digital currency news site Coin Desk.

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Client Alert March 4, 2019

Clashing With Titans: Effective Judgment Enforcement Against Sovereign Entities

  • There are many reasons why sovereign debtors can be challenging targets.
  • The right combination of high-pressure tactics, coupled with aggressive, creative, multijurisdictional strategies, can force sovereign debtors to take a seat at the bargaining table.
  • Here are specific examples of effective techniques from recent successful matters where legitimate claims were recovered against sovereign entities.

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Publications March 1, 2019

Kobre & Kim on the Importance of Rule 4(m) for International Defendants in Westlaw

A team of Kobre & Kim attorneys – Steven Perlstein, Melanie L. Oxhorn and Brad H. Samuels – analyze the recent decision in In re Veon Ltd. Securities Litigation, including its impact on cross-border litigation involving international defendants.

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Publications March 1, 2019

Kobre & Kim places in AmLaw’s “Litigators of the Week” after victory in DRW case

A team of Kobre & Kim attorneys – Jonathan Cogan, Andrew Lourie and Matthew Menchel – were recognized in The American Lawyer’s “Litigators of the Week" for their trial victory on behalf of DRW Investments, a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm, in a market manipulation case against the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). 

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Events March 1, 2019

John Couriel on “Managing & Handling the Government Investigation” with the American Inns of Court

Kobre & Kim attorney John Couriel will join the panel “Managing & Handling the Government Investigation” to discuss key considerations for legal professionals when working either with or against government entities in investigations at the American Inns of Court’s Bench & Bar Conference on March 1 in Miami.

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Events February 27, 2019

Rebecca Hume Co-Chairs KNect365's Asset Recovery International Conference

Kobre & Kim attorney Rebecca Hume, who has extensive expertise in international judgment enforcement and asset tracing, will Co-Chair this year’s Asset Recovery International conference in Dublin, Ireland on March 1.

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Publications February 27, 2019

Nathaniel Barber unpacks the FCA’s first-ever competition decision with CDR

Kobre & Kim attorney Nathaniel Barber spoke with Commercial Dispute Resolution on the “landmark” first competition decision for the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

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