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 May 24, 2013

Kobre & Kim Ranked Top in the Nation by Chambers USA

Kobre & Kim has been recognized eight times for its white-collar and government investigation litigation practice in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

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Accolades May 24, 2013

Chambers & Partners Recognizes Kobre & Kim and Two Lawyers for Commercial Litigation

Kobre & Kim was recognized as a highly regarded firm in the area of New York Commercial Litigation by Chambers & Partners in its 2013 guide. The firm was praised for its skill in civil disputes and ability to handle cross-border litigation, with offices in London, the Caribbean, and beyond.

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Accolades April 23, 2013

Kobre & Kim Named Trial Firm of the Year

Kobre & Kim was recognized as the “Trial Firm of the Year” by Main Justice in its 2013 Best FCPA Lawyers Client Service Awards.  The award honors Kobre & Kim's exceptional representation of companies and executives in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and global anti-corruption matters. 

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Firm News April 10, 2013

Kobre & Kim Achieves Victory for DuPont in US $920 million Judgment Enforcement

Kobre & Kim’s International Judgment Enforcement Team achieved a key victory on behalf of client E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) in enforcing a US $920 million judgment against Kolon Industries Inc. a/k/a/ Kolon Corp., a South Korean conglomerate operating in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

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Firm News March 19, 2013

MAXAM Settles Madoff-Related Dispute With Town of Fairfield

Kobre & Kim successfully negotiated a highly favorable settlement agreement for approximately 5% of the claimed damages on behalf of defendants MAXAM Capital Management LLC and related entities in a lawsuit filed by the town of Fairfield, Connecticut, and its associated retirement programs.

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Firm News March 18, 2013

Kobre & Kim Expands Conflict-Free Litigation Offering in Caribbean/Latin America with New Hires

Kobre & Kim has announced the expansion of its Miami office with the addition of John Couriel and Stephen Leontsinis, bolstering the firm’s practice in the Caribbean and South America.

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Firm News March 18, 2013

Kobre & Kim’s International Judgment Enforcement Team Scouts New Territory in High-Profile Asset Tracing Matter

Kobre & Kim’s International Judgment Enforcement team scouted new legal territory in asset recovery on March 18 as firm co-founder Michael S. Kim argued in front of the New York State Court of Appeals that, under N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 5225(b), the New York courts have the authority to order Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) to turn over funds in possession of its Caribbean subsidiary, FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB), a 92%-owned subsidiary of the bank.

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Firm News March 15, 2013

U.S. Court Rules FERC Lacked Jurisdiction in Amaranth Trader Case

Kobre & Kim persuaded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) did not have jurisdiction to bring a manipulation case against Brian Hunter, the former head of Energy Trading for US $9 billion hedge fund Amaranth Advisors LLC, who had traded only in the commodities derivative markets.

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Accolades February 28, 2013

William F. McGovern Recognized as Top Anti-Corruption Lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific

Head of Kobre & Kim's Hong Kong office William McGovern has been recognized for his outstanding work in Dispute Resolution: Anti-Corruption by Chambers Asia-Pacific. 

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Accolades February 12, 2013

Kobre & Kim Ranked “Highly Recommended Firm” and Michael S. Kim Named “New York Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation

Kobre & Kim was recently recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Highly Recommended" firm in its New York plaintiff category, noting that “Kobre & Kim earns consistent mention by peers for expertise handling high-stakes cross-border disputes around the world.”  
          

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Accolades February 12, 2013

Michael S. Kim Named a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” by Global Competition Review

Michael S. Kim was ranked one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” for the Business Crime Defense category by the publishers of The Global Competition Review.
          

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Events February 12, 2013

The Asian Lawyer and Kobre & Kim Co-Host Webinar Series on International Judgment Enforcement

The Asian Lawyer and Kobre & Kim presented two webinars on the Challenges of international judgment enforcement, focused on the interplay between onshore and offshore jurisdictions, in particular China, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands.

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Firm News February 1, 2013

Kobre & Kim Achieves US $30M Award for US Airways

Kobre & Kim successfully secured an award for $30 million on behalf of US Airways Inc. against its former broker-dealer Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in a customer arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in New York. 
          

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Accolades December 7, 2012

Kobre & Kim Trial Lawyer Named Most Effective Lawyer in South Florida

Miami-based Matthew Menchel was recognized as this year’s Daily Business Review Most Effective Lawyer for the criminal justice category. 

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Publications December 1, 2012

Foreign Insolvency Judgments in the BVI: Recognition and Enforcement Post-Rubin

In this industry news update, experienced British Virgin Islands (BVI)practitioner Peter Tyers-Smith provides a synopsis of recent trends in the recognition and enforcement of cross-border insolvency judgments in the BVI, particularly in the context of U.S. judgments in the BVI.

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