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 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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Events November 1, 2023

Daniel Saval Debates the Impact of AI on Insolvencies at INSOL International Cayman Islands Seminar

The growth of artificial intelligence is making waves across the legal industry, and many are wondering how they might affect the legal profession, including for those focused on restructuring and insolvency. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval, who has extensive experience in cross-border insolvency proceedings, will debate this question during the International Cayman Islands Seminar hosted by INSOL International and RISA Cayman, joining the closing session at 4:30 pm local time on November 15, 2023.

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Events October 30, 2023

Carolina Leung Explores Restructuring of Brazilian Companies Abroad in TMA Brazil Congress Panel

Tightening financial conditions have pushed many Brazilian companies closer to insolvency, and many are looking at their restructuring options. Looking to overseas jurisdictions may offer some of those Brazilian companies additional tools and protective benefits. Kobre & Kim’s Carolina Leung, who focuses on representing companies in cross-border disputes, explains that during the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Brazil Congress in São Paulo on a panel on Tuesday, October 31, at 4:50 pm local time.

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Events October 16, 2023

John Han Explores Asia's Distressed Opportunities at Debtwire Forum

With recent macroeconomic and policy developments in Greater China and other parts of Asia, distressed credit investors have been in search of new opportunities across regions and sectors. Kobre & Kim’s John Han, who often serves as lead counsel monetizing claims related to Greater China and India for distressed credit investors, shared his insights on current opportunities at the Debtwire APAC Forum on October 10, 2023.

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Events October 13, 2023

Andrew Stafford KC Unpacks Collectability Risk for Litigation Finance at C5 Paris Panel

Evaluating legal risk is the bread and butter of litigation finance -- but as an increasing number of financial institutions come under financial strain and claimants fight over a shrinking pool of assets, collectability risk has become just as important a consideration. Kobre & Kim's Andrew Stafford KC, who focuses on international judgment enforcement and asset recovery, explores collectability in the context of litigation funding at C5's Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery conference in Paris during a panel at 2:45pm local time, October 26, 2023.

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Events October 13, 2023

Kobre & Kim Co-Sponsors New York Bar Associations’ Event on U.S. Criminal Antitrust Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division’s approach to criminal antitrust enforcement has dramatically evolved in recent years. To examine what this means for practitioners, Kobre & Kim is co-sponsoring “DOJ Criminal Antitrust Enforcement: A Look Back And A Look Ahead,” hosted by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and New York City Bar Association at 6:00 pm New York time on October 18, 2023.

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Events October 12, 2023

Andrew Stafford KC and Kiran Unni Unpack Challenges and Opportunities in International Arbitral Enforcement at Istanbul Arbitration Week

The international arbitration award enforcement landscape has shifted in recent years. Recent developments have revealed both opportunities and challenges for practitioners, including in disputes against sovereign entities. Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford KC and Kiran Unni, both of whom focus on the enforcement of international judgments and awards, shared their insights at the Istanbul Arbitration Week during a panel on October 3, 2023.

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Events October 5, 2023

Adriana Riviere-Badell Explores Issues in Arbitration Award Enforcement During Atlanta International Arbitration Society Conference

The international arbitration award enforcement landscape has seen major developments over the past year. Kobre & Kim’s Adriana Riviere-Badell, who focuses on international judgment enforcement and asset recovery, explored what this means for practitioners during the 12th Annual Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on a panel on October 5, 2023.

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Events October 4, 2023

Kobre & Kim Co-Sponsors CFAAR Event on Crypto Investigation and Insolvency Challenges and Successes

Cryptocurrency fraud and asset recovery is an increasingly active litigation space – crypto class action lawsuits are up, a number of major crypto platforms have filed for bankruptcy and government regulators and enforcers are investing more resources in this area. To discuss all this and more, Kobre & Kim, Bennett Jones, FTI and Chainalysis will co-sponsor CFAAR North America’s Fall event at Chainalysis’ New York office at 3:00 pm, October 12. Kobre & Kim’s Jonathan Cogan, who focuses on high-stakes civil litigation and government enforcement defense matters, will also speak on a panel on successes and trends in crypto litigation and insolvency.

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Events September 27, 2023

Carolina Leung Explores Best Practices in Asset Recovery Investigations on Asset Recovery Americas Panel

Fraud and corruption investigations can run for months or years, involving complex considerations that might make or break the investigation. Kobre & Kim’s Carolina Leung, who focuses on representing clients in complex cross border investigations, shared best practices for practitioners on an Asset Recovery Americas panel on September 21, 2023.

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Events September 7, 2023

Jason Kang Explores Overseas Enforcement Risks Facing Chinese Companies in China Global Compliance Summit

Chinese companies that operate or invest overseas must consider how to navigate scrutiny by overseas law enforcement agencies. In particular, the long-arm jurisdiction of the United States – including through the use of financial sanctions – is of special concern. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who focuses on China-related disputes, examines the risks and explores mitigation strategies during the China Global Compliance Summit in Beijing at 2:00 pm, September 14.

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Events September 6, 2023

Jonathan Cogan Explores Lessons Learned from Recent White-Collar Trials on PLI Panel

U.S. enforcement agencies – including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – are aggressively expanding their white-collar enforcement activities. Many more targets are at risk of facing investigation and trial. 

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Events September 5, 2023

Michael Sherwin on Corporate Responses to Cyber-Intrusion Investigations at APEX Conference

Corporations are facing a rising number of customer data breaches and other criminal cyberattacks and cyber-intrusions, often attracting the attention of law enforcement. How should companies respond to a potential investigation? Kobre & Kim’s Michael Sherwin, former Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia focused on national security matters, explains at the APEX Asset Protection Executive Xchange in Nashville, Tennessee, during a keynote address on September 15, 2023.

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