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 November 28, 2022

Jef Klazen Explores Special Problems in Cross-Border Judgment Enforcement During Asset Recovery Americas Conference

Engaging in high-stakes litigation, investigation and enforcement of judgments and awards in the U.S. and Latin America is never easy, but there are challenging situations where even the most seasoned practitioners must think outside the box to deliver for their clients. Kobre & Kim’s Jef Klazen, who focuses on international asset recovery and judgment enforcement, shares some insights at the Asset Recovery Americas conference in New York on a panel at 12:30 pm local time, December 2, 2022.

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Events November 15, 2022

Daniel Lee Examines Government Tools to Fight Private Sector Corruption in Lecture at Korea ACRC

Private sector corruption takes many forms and is a serious global problem, and many law enforcement agencies around the world are eager to come up with new tools to investigate companies. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Lee, a former U.S. federal prosecutor focused on government enforcement defense, will share what these tools look like during a lecture for the Korean Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission on November 21.

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Events November 8, 2022

Paul Hughes and John Han Explore Middle East Insolvency Disputes Trends in Dubai Seminar

Dubai is solidifying its role as a hub for resolving contentious insolvency and distressed debt disputes in the Middle East and around the world. Kobre & Kim’s Paul Hughes and John Han will examine the recent trends and developments in this area during a seminar hosted by the Restructuring Insolvency and Legal Practitioners Association (RILPA) in Dubai at 8:30 am local time, November 15, 2022.

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Events November 7, 2022

Jason Masimore, John Han, Michael Ng on Asset-Focused Strategies to Fight Illicit Trade in Hong Kong ACC Webinar

Illicit trade is a low-risk, high-reward venture for criminals at the expense of companies whose goods are being trafficked. Fighting the traffickers to protect the company’s business has always been a drain on resources – but as Kobre & Kim’s Jason Masimore, John Han and Michael Ng explained during a webinar hosted by the Hong Kong Association of Corporate Counsel on November 2, in-house counsel can deploy new strategies that increase effectiveness and generate possible returns.

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Events October 17, 2022

Miranda Ching and Oleg Shaulko Discuss Impact of EU Russia Sanctions on Cyprus in Global Source Event

Cyprus has long been an attractive jurisdiction for Eastern European businesses and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), but as a member of the European Union (EU), the bloc’s recent sanctions regime against Russia has impacted the local Cypriot market. How can clients and their Cypriot advisors adapt to the shifting geopolitical winds? Kobre & Kim’s Miranda Ching and Oleg Shaulko shared their insights during a cocktails and conversations event in Cyprus hosted by Global Source on October 11, 2022.

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Events October 12, 2022

Andrew Stafford KC and Kiran Unni on Turning a Claim into Cash During Istanbul Arbitration Week

Having a claim is a first step, and winning a favorable award is only the second – critically for the client, the award must still be turned into hard cash. Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford KC and Kiran Unni, who both focus on specialized cross-border monetization of large awards and judgments against sovereigns and commercial debtors explained during a panel at the Istanbul Arbitration Week on October 11, 2022, how to deploy those specialized skills to smooth the pathway to monetization.

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Events October 11, 2022

John Han Speaks at Mandarin Arbitration Salon

From starting a career in cross-border claim monetization and dilution to the importance of creative thinking to drive settlement catalysts and outcomes, Kobre & Kim’s John Han shared his insights as a practitioner during Mandarin Arbitration Salon’s latest “国际仲裁者对话” (“Chinese Arbitration Conversations”) session on October 5, 2022.

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Events October 5, 2022

John Han and Jason Kang on Distressed Debt Opportunities in China and Asia at Debtwire Forum

With liquidity risks rising in the Chinese property sector in particular, investors are looking for solutions – as well as opportunities. Kobre & Kim’s John Han and Jason Kang, who both focus on Greater China and Asia-related distressed debt monetization, share their insights during two respective panels at the Debtwire Forum Asia Pacific in Hong Kong on October 13, 2022.

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Events October 4, 2022

Jason Kang Shares Insights on Global Impacts of Chinese Real Estate Distressed Debt at AABANY Conference

As China’s real estate industry continues to show signs of distress, offshore investors are likely to see rising risks as well as rising opportunities. Kobre & Kim’s Shanghai-based Jason Kang, who focuses on complex China-related multijurisdictional disputes, explains during the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) Fall Conference 2022 on a panel at 9:00 am New York time, October 8, 2022.

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Events September 22, 2022

Martin De Luca Explores How Companies Can Deploy Offensive Tools to Monetize Claims Following Internal Investigations

Internal investigations in Latin America have become more sophisticated and complicated for companies in light of compliance, whistleblowers, fraud and parallel enforcement by multiple countries. However, there may also be an opportunity for companies to realize damages and earn a return on the investment that is the costs of an investigation, as Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo-based Martin De Luca discussed at the 5th Marval Summit on Compliance, Anti-Corruption and Investigations in Buenos Aires during a panel on September 14.

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Events September 20, 2022

Jason Kang on How Chinese Companies Can Manage Compliance and Enforcement Risks from Multilateral Financial Institutions

Many Chinese companies operating overseas have seen increasing compliance and enforcement risks from many multilateral development banks and financial institutions, with a growing number of investigations, sanctions and settlements. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who focuses on China-related cross-border disputes and complex international regulatory schemes including multilateral development banks sanctions and monitorships, explores how companies and their senior management can manage these risks during the 2022 China Global Compliance Summit in Shanghai in a session at 2:00 pm local time, September 22, 2022.

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Events September 19, 2022

Evelyn Sheehan Shares Best Practices for Receivers on Interagency Cooperation at NAFER 2022 Annual Conference

When federal receivers are involved in a matter with parallel criminal enforcement proceedings, they must cooperate with not only the agency overseeing the receivership, but also with the U.S. Department of Justice. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor focused on asset forfeiture, shared best practices and key considerations for receivers engaging with criminal enforcement authorities during the NAFER (National Association of Federal Equity Receivers) 2022 Annual Conference in Washington DC.

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Events September 19, 2022

Adriana Riviere-Badell at LF Dealmakers Forum: Litigation Funding Opportunities in Cross-Border Disputes

For litigation funders and investors in legal assets, one of the most fruitful areas of opportunity is the enforcement of judgments, arbitral awards and other claims within a cross-border dispute. Kobre & Kim’s Adriana Riviere-Badell will discuss how litigants and funders can work together to maximize recoveries during the Fifth Annual LF Dealmakers Forum on a panel at 9:30 am New York time, September 29, 2022.

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Events September 16, 2022

Kobre & Kim Co-Founds Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network North America Chapter in Inaugural Event

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. As such, Kobre & Kim is proud to co-found the North America chapter of the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network (CFAAR), an emerging network of industry-leading professionals that aims to develop best practices for dealing with cryptocurrency dispute resolution.

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Events September 16, 2022

Martin De Luca on Corporate Plea Bargains

On September 14, 2022, Martin De Luca was invited by Professor Pedro Iokoi to give a lecture on corporate plea bargaining in the U.S. to a post-graduate class of Compliance at Ibmec, a private research university in Brazil. The class was composed of several compliance officers in Brazilian financial institutions and publicly traded companies.

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