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 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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Events February 5, 2021

Carrie Tendler to Discuss Recovering Assets From Sovereign State Debtors

Kobre & Kim’s Carrie Tendler will join the “Sovereign States – a Rorschach Test?” panel hosted by ThoughtLeaders 4 Fire to discuss asset recovery against sovereign states on February 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST. 

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Events February 5, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Leads Course on International Anti-Corruption Investigations

Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan led a discussion focused on international anti-corruption investigations as part of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mexico Virtual Diploma in Anti-Corruption program, ongoing from September 2020 until April 2021.

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Events January 28, 2021

Carolina Leung and Martin De Luca to join Webinar Series on Brazil-U.S. Anti-Corruption

Join Kobre & Kim’s Carolina Leung and Martin De Luca at the “Brazil-U.S. Dialogues and Debates: Advances and Anti-Corruption Challenges” webinar series hosted by Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados. 

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Events January 26, 2021

Jonathan Cogan Joins Panel on Defending Parallel Criminal and Civil Enforcement Actions

Kobre & Kim’s Jonathan Cogan will discuss strategies for navigating parallel criminal and civil investigations and actions in the commodities futures markets, including those involving alleged spoofing and market manipulation, at the American Bar Association Derivatives & Futures Law Committee Virtual Winter Meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

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Events January 20, 2021

Benjamin Sirota to be Program Chair for New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section Annual Meeting

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota will serve as program chair for the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section’s Annual Meeting—a forum to discuss the latest developments in the increasingly-relevant field of antitrust law. The Annual Meeting events will be held on January 21, 22 and 25, 2021.

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Events December 4, 2020

Rebecca Hume and Jef Klazen Attend Exclusive Cambridge Forum as Steering Committee Members

Kobre & Kim’s Rebecca Hume and Jef Klazen will be attending Cambridge Forum’s Forum on International Enforcement of Judgments & Awards, taking place virtually from December 4 to 8, 2020.

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