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.


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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Accolades September 10, 2012

Kobre & Kim Recognized as Leading International Judgment Enforcement/Asset Recovery Firm

Kobre & Kim was recently ranked as one of the most highly regarded judgment enforcement/asset recovery firms in the world by the publishers of the Global Arbitration Review.

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Firm News July 9, 2012

Kobre & Kim Opens Cayman Islands Office

Kobre & Kim has announced the opening of an office in the Cayman Islands.

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Firm News May 14, 2012

Kobre & Kim Expands Conflict-Free Offshore Litigation Offering With BVI Office

Kobre & Kim has announced the opening of an office in the British Virgin Islands.

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Firm News April 19, 2012

Kobre & Kim Hosts Second Annual Center for Trial Advocacy Event Featuring Nationally Recognized Trial Lawyers Roy Black and Matthew Menchel

Kobre & Kim’s Center for Trial Advocacy (CTA) held its second annual event highlighting nationally recognized trial lawyers Roy Black of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf P.A. and Matthew Menchel of Kobre & Kim’s Miami office.

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Firm News March 14, 2012

Kobre & Kim Obtains Successful Transfer of Key Legal Issues in US $230 Million+ Madoff-Related Litigation

Kobre & Kim represents MAXAM Capital, a fund-of-fund investment manager, as well as other MAXAM-affiliated individuals and entities, in litigation brought by the court-appointed trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

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Firm News February 21, 2012

Kobre & Kim Plays Leading Role in Government Dropping Precedent-Setting FCPA Sting Prosecution

After two lengthy trials, several acquittals, and two hung juries, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it was abandoning its high-profile "FCPA sting" prosecution. Citing the outcomes of the first two trials, the impact of evidentiary and legal rulings in favor of the defense, and the substantial resources required to proceed with four or more trials, the DOJ concluded that the continued prosecution of the case was unwarranted and requested that the court dismiss all open indictments.

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Accolades December 12, 2011

Kobre & Kim Miami Partner Named Finalist in the Daily Business Review's 2011 Most Effective Lawyers Special Report

Andrew Lourie was selected as a finalist for the Daily Business Review's 2011 Most Effective Lawyers Award for the corporate securities category.

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