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 June 9, 2021

Jonathan Cogan and Benjamin Sauter To Share Commodities and Derivatives Enforcement Defense Strategies at Chicago Bar Association Event

American commodities and derivatives regulators, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as well as the U.S. Department of Justice, have in recent years taken increasingly aggressive stances against traders, a trend that shows no sign of stopping.

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Events May 27, 2021

Farrington Yates, Daniel Saval and Evelyn Sheehan Speak at Asset Recovery Americas 2021 Virtual Conference

A trio of Kobre & Kim lawyers with extensive backgrounds in Asset Recovery are all making an appearance at the 2021 Asset Recovery Americas Virtual Conference on May 27, 2021.

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Events May 26, 2021

Leif Simonson to Lead Panel on Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments

When a debtor’s assets are located outside of the jurisdiction where a judgment was obtained, how should attorneys approach recovery of these assets? Kobre & Kim’s Leif Simonson will moderate and speak on a panel on obtaining recognition and enforcement of judgments across borders at the first annual International Litigation Skills Conference hosted by the American Bar Association on May 27, 2021 at 12:45 pm EDT. 

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Events May 11, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Joins PLI Panel on Foreign Corruption and Money Laundering Risks for Professionals

It may surprise some to learn that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is involved in prosecuting corruption schemes committed entirely abroad, as corrupt proceeds often flow into the U.S. All this presents risks for professionals involved in moving money. As part of the Practising Law Institute (PLI) “Anti-Money Laundering 2021: Risks, Due Diligence and Compliance in an Evolving Legal World” program, Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan will untangle the complexities in a virtual panel on May 11, 12:00 pm New York time.

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Events May 7, 2021

Rebecca Hume Joins London International Disputes Week Virtual Panel on Evolving Cross-Border Insolvency Landscape

The cross-border insolvency landscape had been evolving dramatically, even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the London International Disputes Week, Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume, who is the Chair of RISA Cayman, a chapter of INSOL International, will share her insights into these dynamics in a virtual panel discussion on May 10, 5:30 pm London time.

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Events May 5, 2021

John Han Shares Insights into Greater China Debt Market at ALB Hong Kong and Greater China Debt & Restructuring Forum 2021

A wave of debt restructuring and insolvencies is expected to come in the aftermath of the global economic downturn. At the same time, there has been a rise in non-performing loans, distressed debt and government regulation in Greater China. Kobre & Kim’s John Han will share his insights into these opportunities in the ALB Hong Kong and Greater China Debt & Restructuring Forum 2021 on May 27, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Hong Kong time at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel.

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Events April 13, 2021

Stephen Hayes to Discuss Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Against Sovereign State Debtors

Kobre & Kim’s Stephen Hayes will join the “State Immunity and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Protecting Against What and Whom?” webinar hosted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) European Branch on April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am CEST. 

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Events April 9, 2021

Nick Cherryman to Lead Panel on Arbitration and Asset Recovery in a Post-Pandemic World

Kobre & Kim’s Nick Cherryman will moderate a panel on trends in arbitration and asset recovery in a post-pandemic world at the virtual Arbitration and Fraud in Russia & CIS conference hosted by Informa on April 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm EET / 9:00 am EDT.

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Events April 8, 2021

John Han and Reorg on How Activist Investors Can Apply Creative Enforcement to Distressed Debt Strategies

Kobre & Kim’s John Han joined the “China Fortune Land Development State of Play, Trading in Distressed Debt Through Creative Enforcement” webinar hosted by Reorg on Wednesday, April 7 to discuss the default of China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) and the resulting shockwaves in the Chinese high-yield market. 

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Events March 26, 2021

John Han Examines China Fortune Land Development Default in Webinar

The failure of Chinese developer China Fortune Land Development to repay noteholders US $530 million has put their entire US $4.6 billion offshore debt in doubt, sending shockwaves through the Chinese high-yield market. Kobre & Kim’s John Han examines potential recovery mechanisms for activist investors in a Reorg webinar on April 7, 5pm HKT.

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Events March 19, 2021

Nicholas Surmacz to Lead Panel on Extradition Claims at C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Conference

Kobre & Kim’s Nicholas Surmacz will moderate a panel on defending and prosecuting extradition claims in fraud matters at the virtual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Geneva conference hosted by C5 on March 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm CET / 8:30 am EDT. 

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Events March 16, 2021

Farrington Yates to Join Virtual Panel on Digital Cross-Border Asset Recovery

Please join Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates for an INSOL International virtual panel discussion on the new tools available to track, trace and seize assets in the digital age on Tuesday, March 23, 4pm GMT.

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Events March 1, 2021

Robin Rathmell, Carrie Tendler and Sean Buckley to Join Panel on De-Escalating Contentious High-Net-Worth Disputes

Join Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell, Carrie Tendler and Sean Buckley at “The Snowball of HNW Litigation: How HNW Disputes Turn Ugly and Tips for De-Escalation” webinar, co-hosted by Chambers and Partners on Wednesday, March 3 at 1:00 pm GMT. 

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Events February 16, 2021

Timothy Haynes to Join Panel on Insolvency Powers in Cross-Border Asset Recovery Cases

Kobre & Kim’s Timothy Haynes will join a panel on insolvency powers in cross-border asset recovery cases at the Asset Recovery Middle East virtual conference hosted by Informa on February 17, 2021 at 11:20 am Arabian Standard Time. 

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Events February 10, 2021

Polly Wilkins to Join International Women’s Day Discussion on Resilience and Leadership

To mark International Women’s Day, Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins will be joining a panel discussion, hosted by Raedas as part of their annual “Women in Disputes” event, to discuss resilience and leadership in adversity at 3pm GMT, March 9, 2021.

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