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 February 7, 2024

Polly Wilkins is Recommended Reputation Lawyer on Spear’s Reputation Management Index 2024

In recognition of her extensive experience representing ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) and their families on reputation defense and cross-border litigation strategies, Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins is featured on Spear’s Reputation Management Index 2024 as a Recommended Reputation Lawyer.

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Firm News February 6, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Wins Legal Guardian Appointment for Client

As part of the firm’s continuing commitment to pro bono work, Kobre & Kim is proud to have succeeded in obtaining court appointment of our client as the legal guardian of her 24-year-old intellectually disabled daughter. Our client can now petition for benefits on her daughter’s behalf, file for immigration status and obtain multiple other legal and social services.

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Events January 29, 2024

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses Latest Developments in Asset Tracing at C5 Conference

With it being easier than ever to move and hide assets across multiple jurisdictions, what strategies can practitioners deploy to trace and recover assets more effectively? Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, who focuses on cross-border investigations and asset recovery, discussed at the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Miami conference during an interactive session on January 23, 2024.

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Accolades January 26, 2024

Private Client Global Elite Directory Recognizes Adriana Riviere-Badell, Evelyn Sheehan, Mark Rowlands, Nicholas Surmacz and Polly Wilkins

In recognition of Kobre & Kim’s deep experience representing private clients around the world, the 2024 Private Client Global Elite Directory has recognized Adriana Riviere-Badell, Evelyn Sheehan, Mark Rowlands, Nicholas Surmacz and Polly Wilkins among its list of the world’s top private client lawyers.

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Events January 26, 2024

Ana Frischtak Discusses Negotiating Settlement Agreements at TozziniFreire Advogados Event

What should practitioners be aware of as they negotiate FCPA-related settlement agreements with U.S. regulators? Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo-based Ana Frischtak, who focuses on cross-border disputes and government enforcement defense matters, discusses during a TozziniFreire Advogados event on “The Future of Investigations” at 8:30 am São Paulo time, January 30, 2024.

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Accolades January 22, 2024

John Han Recommended by Who’s Who Legal for Asset Recovery in Greater China

In recognition of his leadership in driving strategies for cross-border asset tracing and recovery in Greater China and beyond, Who’s Who Legal has ranked Kobre & Kim’s John Han among the “Recommended” lawyers for “Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR – Asset Recovery.”

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Events January 16, 2024

Adriana Riviere-Badell Explores International Judgment Enforcement at American Bankruptcy Institute Symposium

Winning a judgment against a debtor is often just the first step on a long journey to recovery – the cross-border enforcement of high-value judgments can become complex quickly, especially against recalcitrant debtors and sovereign entities. Kobre & Kim’s Miami-based Adriana Riviere-Badell, who focuses on complex multijurisdictional civil litigation, explores key considerations for global practitioners at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Caribbean Insolvency Symposium in Puerto Rico, during a session at 10:00 am on January 24, 2024.

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Accolades December 14, 2023

Kobre & Kim Placed in 2023 Global Restructuring Review 100

Global Restructuring Review has placed Kobre & Kim on its seventh annual GRR 100, the most comprehensive edition of its guide to the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.

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Accolades December 4, 2023

Peter Tyers-Smith and Jalil Asif KC Recommended by Who’s Who Legal for Commercial Litigation in Cayman Islands

In recognition of their extensive experience representing clients and their global business interests in cross-border commercial disputes and investigations with an offshore nexus, Who’s Who Legal has honored Peter Tyers-Smith and Jalil Asif KC among the top practitioners for “Commercial Litigation – Cayman Islands.”

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Accolades November 30, 2023

Kobre & Kim Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index

Kobre & Kim is proud to have received a top score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

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Accolades November 28, 2023

Ed Llewelyn-Evans is Who’s Who Legal Future Leader for Commercial Litigation in England

In recognition of his extensive experience representing clients and their global business interests in cross-border commercial disputes and investigations, Kobre & Kim’s Ed Llewelyn-Evans has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader for “Commercial Litigation – England.” 

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Events November 22, 2023

Ana Frischtak Examines Role of Arbitrators in AmCham Brasil Event

Arbitration has become an increasingly important and preferred method for international parties to resolve their disputes, putting more scrutiny on the role of arbitrators. Kobre & Kim’s Ana Frischtak, who focuses on high-stakes cross-border government enforcement defense matters with a nexus to Latin America, discusses during the AmCham Brasil Arbitration Event in São Paulo on November 24, 2023.

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Events November 16, 2023

Nada Oteifi on Overcoming Hurdles in Recovering Assets from Fraudsters During Dubai Arbitration Week Panel

What can targets of large-scale fraud do to get their assets back? Kobre & Kim’s Nada Oteifi, who focuses on cross-border award and judgment enforcement matters, explained how claimants can overcome the most common hurdles to tracing and recovery assets – including by using tools in the Middle East – during Dubai Arbitration Week on a panel on November 15, 2023.

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Events November 15, 2023

Richard Clarke and Nada Oteifi on Unlocking Value in Claims, Judgments and Awards at Dubai Arbitration Week

Obtaining an arbitral award or judgment is usually only the first step for creditors to recover against their debtors. What are some strategies creditors can use to accelerate this process and unlock value? Kobre & Kim’s Dubai-based Richard Clarke and Nada Oteifi, together with Omni Bridgeway, co-hosted a panel discussion during the Dubai Arbitration Week to explore these issues and more on November 14, 2023.

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Accolades November 13, 2023

Kobre & Kim, Polly Wilkins, Alexandria Swette Shortlisted for Top Citywealth Awards

In recognition of the firm’s talent and strength in the wealth sector, Citywealth has shortlisted Kobre & Kim for “Reputation Management Law Firm of the Year” and Polly Wilkins for “Woman of the Year” at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2024. In addition, Alexandria Swette is nominated for “Woman of the Year – Fintech/Crypto” at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards USA 2024.

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