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 September 20, 2021

Kobre & Kim Team to Discuss Cross-Border Government Investigations and Joint Venture Disputes Facing Korean Investors in IAKL Conference

Korean individuals and companies have increasingly internationalized their businesses, setting up corporate structures and placing assets in key offshore jurisdictions around the world. While this is good for business, it also increases their exposure to complex cross-border disputes, such as investigations by foreign government agencies or asset recovery disputes across multiple jurisdictions, that may require specialized knowledge to effectively mitigate.

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Events September 20, 2021

Jason Masimore Joins Workshop on State-Assisted Asset Recovery During Thought4Leaders4 FIRE Summit

Kobre & Kim’s Jason Masimore will be speaking in a workshop on when lawyers perform the function of law enforcement bodies and utilize the state to trace, freeze and recover assets during ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE’s Welcome Back Summit, their first in-person event in 18 months at Syon Park, London on September 23 and 24.

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Events September 20, 2021

Jian Wu Moderates ABA China Committee Panel on Legal and Compliance Challenges of Cross-Border Trade

Parties engaging in cross-border trade and transactions will have to navigate a complex web of varying laws and regulations, as well as other laws that are extraterritorial in nature such as sanctions. Kobre & Kim’s Jian Wu, who has extensive experience in compliance and government enforcement defense across the Asia Pacific region, will moderate a panel on these issues during an American Bar Association China Committee networking event at 5:30 pm Shanghai time, September 24, 2021.

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Events September 10, 2021

Jonathan Cogan on Employment Issues Facing Executives During Government Investigations in New York City Bar Panel

When corporate executives and other employees become subject to a government investigation, complexities arise for both the company and the employee over a multitude of legal and employment issues. Kobre & Kim’s Jonathan Cogan, who has extensive experience defending executives in internal and government investigations, will share his expertise in a New York City Bar virtual panel at 12:00 pm New York time, September 13, 2021.

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Events September 10, 2021

John Han and Carolina Leung Join Webinar on Securing Chinese Investments in Brazil

Chinese companies have significantly increased the scale and scope of their investments in Brazil over the past decade, but they may face complex barriers when it comes time to collect on their multi-billion-dollar investments. Kobre & Kim’s John Han and Carolina Leung will join a virtual panel discussion on how Chinese investors can secure their investments at 9:00 am São Paulo time, September 14, 2021.

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Events September 7, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses Civil Forfeiture During Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crimes

Economic crimes are a serious affliction on every economy in the world, and legal systems everywhere are grappling with how to hold wrongdoers accountable. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan will break down civil forfeiture, one of the critical tools used in this fight, when she joins a plenary workshop during the 38th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime.

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Events August 31, 2021

Calvin Koo to Moderate ALB Panel on Risk Management for Asian Businesses in a Post-Pandemic World

The past eighteen months have seen increasing risks for businesses in Asia as the pandemic and geopolitical shifts have swept the world. As part of the invite-only ALB Hong Kong In-House Legal Summit 2021, Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo will moderate a panel on how businesses can manage these cross-border risks at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on September 7, 2021.

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Events August 17, 2021

Robert Henoch Talks Compliance and Cyber Threats in FinTechAviv Fireside Chat

Ensuring proper compliance has become more critical than ever, especially to guard against cyber threats, money laundering and other regulatory pitfalls. Kobre & Kim’s Robert Henoch, a former U.S. federal prosecutor based in Israel, will discuss this topic in a fireside chat hosted by FinTech Aviv – the Israeli FinTech Association – at the WeWork Shoken Rooftop in Tel Aviv, 7:10 pm local time on August 18, 2021.

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Events August 4, 2021

Donna Xu Shares How to Start a Career in Bankruptcy in New York City Bar Webinar

The economic impact of the pandemic will likely lead to an uptick in bankruptcy filings and restructurings around the world, and attorneys with experience in the field will be in high demand. Kobre & Kim’s Donna Xu, who focuses on cross-border insolvency disputes, will discuss her career in bankruptcy and share how others can break into the field in a New York City Bar webinar at 6:00 pm New York time on August 5, 2021.

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Events July 12, 2021

Polly Wilkins Joins STEP Webinar on Developments in Defamation and Privacy

In the era of social media and the 24/7 news cycle, reputation and privacy have never been more important to high-net-worth individuals and private clients. Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins, a recognized leader in reputation management, discussed the latest trends in defamation and privacy in a STEP City of London webinar on July 12, 2021.

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Events July 12, 2021

Should Distressed Chinese Companies Restructure? Jason Kang Joins Panel at China NPL Management and Restructuring Summit

The global economic downturn has left a growing wave of defaults and non-performing loans (NPLs) in its wake in China. At the end of 2020, the Chinese banking sector’s NPL balance amounted to 3.5 trillion yuan. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang will join a panel discussion at the 7th China NPL Management and Restructuring Summit in Shanghai on what distressed Chinese companies can do on July 15, 11:30 am local time.

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Events June 24, 2021

Daniel Lee to Join Panel on Managing the Discovery Process of Cross-Border Disputes

Korean companies face an increasing number of cross-border disputes that require costly and complex discovery processes. Alongside the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL), Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Lee will join a panel to discuss managing the complexities of discovery in cross-border litigation matters on Monday, June 28 at 12:00 PM GMT / 9:00 PM KST.

 

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Events June 22, 2021

Kobre & Kim Joins Latin America Digital Asset Recovery Panel with Pinheiro Neto Advogados, TozziniFreire and Chainalysis, Inc.

The cryptocurrency boom and lagging government regulations are colliding in Latin America, exposing digital assets to fraudulent activity. Kobre & Kim and the Brazilian Chamber of Digital Commerce will discuss recovering misappropriated assets at the co-hosted webinar, “How to Trace and Recover Cryptoassets,” on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM ET / 11:00 AM BRT.

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Events June 17, 2021

Michael Rosen Moderates American Enterprise Institute Panel on COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver

Will waiving intellectual property (IP) protections for COVID-19 vaccines, which U.S. President Joe Biden has announced support for, do more harm than good? Kobre & Kim’s Michael Rosen, who focuses on cross-border IP disputes, moderated an American Enterprise Institute panel discussing this from multiple perspectives at 9:30 am ET, June 17, 2021.

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Events June 14, 2021

Farrington Yates to Join Panel on Investment Opportunities of Brazilian Bankruptcy Law Reform

With the recent reform of the Brazilian Bankruptcy Law, Kobre & Kim’s Farrington Yates will join a Brazil-Florida Business Council panel to discuss the opportunities presented to international investors at 5pm Miami time/6pm São Paulo time, June 16, 2021.

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