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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 15, 2022

Martin De Luca and Scott Nielson Discuss U.S. Anticorruption Laws & Internal Investigations

When U.S. government agencies investigate potential violations of laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), internal investigations can help companies understand the facts and mount a defense, as Martin De Luca and Scott Nielson explained in a lecture offered by the IBCCRIM (Brazilian Institute for Criminal Sciences).

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Events September 12, 2022

Evelyn Sheehan Examines Non-Conviction-based Asset Forfeiture Regimes in Cambridge International Symposium Panel

As more governments expand their asset forfeiture authority to targets and their advisors need to learn where law enforcements include civil or “non-conviction-based” forfeiture, governments must safeguard critical due process rights. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor who was the Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Division in Miami, discussed “Non-Conviction-based Forfeiture: What Is It and How Is It Used?” at the 39th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime on September 9, 2022.

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Events September 7, 2022

Martin De Luca on Market Integrity and Investor Protection in Islamic Finance

Brazil has seen exponential growth in investments from the Middle East, primarily in the agriculture sector given Brazil’s position as the largest exporter of halal meats to the Middle East. Despite Brazil’s growth as a center for Islamic finance, investors should be cautious of fraudulent or non-Shariah compliant investments.

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Events August 30, 2022

Kobre & Kim Co-Hosts Panel in São Paulo: “Crypto in Brazil: Navigating the Legal Pitfalls”

Brazil, one of the largest crypto markets in the world, is contemplating how to best regulate the crypto industry in the years to come. Lessons learned in the U.S. include a real need to balance regulation and innovation, avoid backwards-looking regulation by enforcement and avoid piling on by multiple government agencies. Kobre & Kim and Bottini & Tamasauskas hosted a panel discussion to examine these topics on August 24, 2022 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Events August 15, 2022

Jason Kang and Jian Wu on Managing Cross-Border Risks for Belt and Road Chinese State-owned Enterprises

Though China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has opened up investment and development opportunities for Chinese companies – including state-owned enterprises (SOEs) – around the world, recent geopolitical events such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine have highlighted the international risks these companies face. Kobre & Kim’s Shanghai-based Jason Kang and Jian Wu explore risk management strategies during a virtual event at 9:00 am Shanghai time, August 20, 2022.

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Events August 9, 2022

Jason Kang Examines Offshore Creditor Rights in Restructuring of Chinese Companies During ALB China Debt Restructuring Forum

With economic winds shifting in China, more Chinese companies – from both publicly- and privately-held companies to state-owned enterprises – are at risk of default, and many will enter restructuring negotiations. What should both onshore and offshore creditors watch out for as they seek to protect their interests? Kobre & Kim’s Shanghai-based Jason Kang, who focuses on complex Greater China disputes, will dives into the topic during the ALB China Debt Restructuring Forum 2022 in Beijing, August 25, 2022.

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Events August 1, 2022

Evelyn Sheehan on How Public-Private Partnerships Aid Asset Recovery for Victims of Crypto Fraud

Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. prosecutor focused on international asset recovery, spoke about the need for collaboration between the public and private sectors when trying to maximize asset recovery for victims of crypto fraud.

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Events July 13, 2022

Evelyn Sheehan Unpacks Legal Developments for Digital Assets in Private Client Forum Americas 2022

Despite the impact they have on headlines, digital assets – including cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – are relatively new technologies and forms of property. As these assets become increasingly mainstream, legal systems around the world are having to reckon with them as they become subject to regulations, thefts and disputes.

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Events June 21, 2022

Michael M. Rosen on Intellectual Property Protections for COVID-19 Vaccines

Kobre & Kim’s Michael M. Rosen, who focuses on cross-border intellectual property disputes, moderates a live panel on the debate over intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines from 2:30 pm to 3:30 EST, June 21, 2022, at the AEI Auditorium in Washington, DC.

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Events June 6, 2022

Jason Kang on Cross-Border Arbitral Award Enforcement in China

As Chinese companies increasingly integrate around the globe, and as they become involved in more cross-border arbitration disputes, the need is rising for sophisticated practitioners who can take any resulting arbitral awards and enforce them across borders. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who focuses on a wide range of China-related cross-border disputes and award enforcement campaigns, shares his perspective on enforcing international arbitration awards during a virtual talk from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Shanghai time, June 10, 2022. 

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Events May 31, 2022

Kobre & Kim Team Unpacks Cross-Border Cryptocurrency Insolvencies in GRR Webinar

The rise in cross-border insolvencies of cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms creates new challenges for stakeholders, from bankruptcy trustees, liquidators and creditors to victims of fraud looking to recover their stolen digital assets. Differing insolvency regimes make global asset recovery difficult, and bankruptcy estates increasingly have to compete with aggressive government regulators to collect stolen assets.

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Events May 18, 2022

Kobre & Kim and Global Restructuring Review To Host Discussion on Cross-Border Insolvencies and Cryptocurrency

The rise in cross-border insolvencies of cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms creates new challenges for stakeholders, from bankruptcy trustees, liquidators and creditors to victims of fraud looking to recover their stolen digital assets. Differing insolvency regimes make global asset recovery difficult, and bankruptcy estates increasingly have to compete with aggressive government regulators to collect stolen assets.

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Events May 9, 2022

Adriana Riviere-Badell Explores Family Governance in Trust Disputes and Litigation During STEP Miami Annual Summit

High-net-worth families want to avoid contentious wealth transitions and trust disputes that not only could lead to costly litigation, but also unwanted attention from regulators and tax authorities across the globe. Though there are no “right” ways for families to make decisions, successful families have one thing in common: strong family governance. Kobre & Kim’s Adriana Riviere-Badell – who focuses on high-profile trust and estates disputes and multijurisdictional civil litigation – discusses during STEP Miami’s 11th Annual Summit in a session at 3:15 pm Miami time, Friday May 13, 2022.

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Events May 9, 2022

Amanda Tuminelli Joins Chainalysis Link NYC 2022 Conversation on Identifying and Seizing Virtual Assets

The rise in popularity of digital assets like cryptocurrency is inevitably paired with a concurrent rise in fraud and theft. How should victims and other stakeholders approach tracking down and recovering stolen assets when they take a virtual form? Kobre & Kim’s Amanda Tuminelli, who represents clients in the digital currency industry in cross-border asset recovery campaigns, shares her insights during a Chainalysis Link NYC 2022 session at 4:15 pm New York time, May 18, 2022.

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Events April 29, 2022

Amanda Tuminelli Shares Litigator Tips on Recovering Cryptocurrency During OffshoreAlert Miami 2022 Conference

As the use of digital and cryptocurrency rises, so too do instances of crypto fraud and theft, increasing the need for asset recovery specialists, investigators and litigators to adapt their techniques to handle this new technology. Kobre & Kim’s Amanda Tuminelli, who represents clients in the digital currency industry in government investigations, shared her experience in this area at the OffshoreAlert Miami 2022 conference during a panel discussion on April 25, 2022.

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