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 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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Events August 30, 2023

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses Civil Forfeiture at Cambridge International Symposium

As more governments expand their asset forfeiture authority to include civil or “non-conviction-based” (“NCB”) forfeiture, targets and their advisors should be aware of how prosecutors have wielded this authority and what the limits are. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor who was the Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Division in Miami, explains at the 40th International Symposium on Economic Crime at Cambridge University, UK, during two workshops on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

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Events August 14, 2023

Robin Baik Shares Inside Perspective on US $108 Million Investment Treaty Arbitration Win at Breakfast Event

Unlike many other investment treaty arbitrations, Elliott Associates v Republic of Korea is a case where the parties’ submissions are public, providing valuable insight into the international arbitral process. Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik, who led the firm’s team in representing Elliott to win their recent US $108 million award against the Korean government, shares his perspectives on the case and investment treaty disputes more broadly during a breakfast event hosted by Three Crowns on Thursday, August 31 in Singapore.

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Events August 1, 2023

Lara Levinson Joins Rahman Ravelli and ThoughtLeaders4 Webinar “Art, crime and finance: the full picture”

The art market faces a unique set of crime risks and a variety of approaches to address those risks. Kobre & Kim’s Lara Levinson, who focuses on complex civil litigation, regulatory and internal investigations, and asset forfeiture and recovery matters, joins a Rahman Ravelli and ThoughtLeaders4 webinar examining these risks faced by the art world at 11:00 am UK time on Monday, September 4.

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Events July 17, 2023

Jian Wu and Jason Kang Explore Hong Kong-Based Cross-Border Asset Recovery and Protection in HKIAC Session

For creditors in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong can and often should be the primary springboard to launch a cross-border enforcement campaign to trace and recover funds. Kobre & Kim’s Jian Wu and Jason Kang, who both focus on the monetization of claims involving the region, examine what a Hong Kong-based global enforcement strategy may look like during a session hosted by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in Shenzhen on July 21, 2023.

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Events July 13, 2023

Kunhee Cho Explores Obtaining Information in Cross-Border Disputes at IAKL European Conference

The availability and process of obtaining information varies in different jurisdictions around the world. Global counsel to navigate and leverage such differences is key to success in cross-border disputes. Kobre & Kim’s Kunhee Cho explored this process during a presentation at the International Association of Korean Lawyers European Conference on July 8, 2023.

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Events July 12, 2023

Calvin Koo Featured on GAR Academy Course ‘Fundamentals of International Arbitration’

Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo joined a panel featured on the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Academy course ‘Fundamentals of International Arbitration’ to discuss Award Enforcement planning and strategy.

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Events June 30, 2023

Robin Baik Presents on Aggressive Litigation Tactics Applicable to Complex Global Disputes

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Baik spoke at an event co-hosted by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board on June 28, 2023. His presentation addressed the status quo of complex global disputes and aggressive litigation tactics applicable to such disputes, with particular emphasis on offensive investigation.

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Events June 30, 2023

CFAAR Hong Kong Presents Seminar on “Guardrails to a Global Digital Asset Hub”

As Hong Kong establishes its standing as a global center for cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets, how has its regulatory approach evolved? The Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network (CFAAR) Hong Kong Chapter will explore this question in its latest seminar and networking event, taking place on Thursday, July 13, titled “Guardrails to a Global Digital Asset Hub: The SFC’s New Virtual Asset Regime.”

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