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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 April 15, 2022

Jef Klazen Discusses Russian Nationalization of Foreign Assets and Investor-State Disputes in Columbia Law Panel

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and imposition of sanctions, many foreign companies and investors have sought to divest from and leave Russia. However, Russia has proposed a bill to nationalize the operations of companies that leave, raising the possibility of investor-state disputes and ISDS claims. Kobre & Kim’s Jef Klazen, who focuses on international judgment enforcement and asset recovery against sovereign entities, examined the unique issues presented by this situation during a panel hosted by Columbia Law School on April 12, 2022.

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Events April 12, 2022

Miranda Ching Joins STEP Hong Kong Webinar on Impact of Russia Sanctions on Trustees

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many countries have imposed unprecedented sanctions on its economy and many individuals. Governments have already frozen or even seized assets, and further sanctions are widely expected. What can and can’t law-abiding trust and corporate service providers do in this rapidly evolving environment? Kobre & Kim’s Miranda Ching – a former case controller and prosecutor at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office – discusses at a STEP Hong Kong webinar at 6:00 pm Hong Kong time / 11:00 am London time, Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

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Events April 5, 2022

Gabriela Ruiz Unpacks Asset Recovery in Select Latin American Jurisdictions in University of Florida Levin College of Law Lecture

For creditors trying to recover assets, getting their arbitration awards or judgments recognized in Latin America can be a challenge. Kobre & Kim’s Miami and São Paulo-based Gabriela Ruiz, who focuses on asset recovery and other disputes in Latin America, unpacks the key issues in a virtual lecture hosted by the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Center for Governmental Responsibility at 12:00 pm Miami time, Wednesday April 6, 2022.

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Events March 29, 2022

Calvin Koo Discusses Blockchain Technology and Arbitration in 6th CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration

As blockchain-related technologies – including cryptocurrency and smart contracts – proliferate, related disputes will grow as well, many of which will have to be resolved through arbitration. However, blockchain arbitrations remain rare, and unprecedented challenges may arise. Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo, who focuses on APAC digital assets disputes, will discuss these issues during the 6th CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration in a virtual panel at 5:00 pm India time / 7:30 pm Hong Kong time, April 1, 2022.

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Events March 29, 2022

Daniel Lee Surveys Evolving Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement Landscape in IACA Lecture

Global anti-corruption agencies are increasingly teaming up and pooling together tools to investigate and enforce against corruption around the world, exemplified by the June 2021 U.S. memorandum establishing the fight against corruption as a core national security interest. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Lee, who focuses on responding to multijurisdictional government enforcement actions from the U.S. and Asia, surveyed the new enforcement landscape in a lecture for the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) on March 22.

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Events March 18, 2022

Andrew Stafford KC Discusses Recovering from Cyber Fraud and Ransomware Attacks at C5 Fraud Conference Seminar

Instances of cyber fraud and ransomware attacks have grown more frequent and sophisticated, with global companies lying in the crosshairs. Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford KC, who focuses on international asset tracing and recovery, joins the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Geneva conference to share next steps victims should take during a seminar at 10:30 am Geneva time, March 25, 2022.

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Events March 15, 2022

Wade Weems Discusses U.S. Department of Justice’s Broadening National Security Policy Against Russia and China in Guidepost Webinar

Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems – a Shanghai-based former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor focused on national security issues – is joining a Guidepost Solutions webinar at 1:00 pm New York time, March 17, 2022. He examines the changes and offers solutions to companies as they face rising risks when the DOJ – though winding down its China Initiative – pivots toward a broader national security policy, dubbed the Strategy for Countering Nation-State Threats, aimed at not only China but also Russia.

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Events March 11, 2022

Martin De Luca Explores Sports Disputes in Exclusive Cambridge Forums Event

The world of global sports is rife with disputes and investigations, from issues related to integrity, conflict of interest and antitrust surrounding the increasingly lucrative ownership of sports teams by ultra-high-net-worth individuals, investors and companies; to ethics, governance and justice in sports law; to the impact of COVID-19 on the balance sheets of sporting properties. 

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Events February 17, 2022

Jeremy Bressman on Criminal Processes in Civil Matters at ThoughtLeaders 4 Global Summit: Dublin

Kobre & Kim’s Jeremy Bressman, who represents corporate clients and individuals facing criminal allegations and enforcement proceedings, as well as in parallel civil litigation, will join a panel at the ThoughtLeaders 4 FIRE Starters Global Summit: Dublin at 11:40 am Dublin time on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

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Events January 26, 2022

Vasu Muthyala on Maintaining Cross-Border Attorney-Client Protections in ABA Virtual Roundtable

Attorney-client privilege is taken for granted in many jurisdictions where communications between the two are kept confidential. This is a point of great concern in highly sensitive cross-border cases where protections vary. Vasu Muthyala shared the most important considerations when he joined an American Bar Association virtual roundtable at 10:30 pm Hong Kong time, January 25, 2022.

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Events January 19, 2022

Jonathan Cogan Joins ABA Panel on U.S. Futures Enforcement Trends

U.S. enforcement against securities, derivatives and futures traders has been relentless, and practitioners need to keep up with the shifting enforcement environment. Kobre & Kim’s Jonathan Cogan, who has been counsel in high-profile government enforcement defense matters, joins the American Bar Association’s Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Virtual Winter Meeting to share lessons and insights during a panel at 2:15 pm New York time, January 26, 2022.

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Events December 14, 2021

Jason Kang on Why Law Students Should Practice Arbitration in Hong Kong During HKIAC Open Day

Hong Kong is a center of dispute resolution involving Chinese and foreign parties, and as Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang explains during the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Open Day 2021, the city is a great choice for law school students and young practitioners aspiring to focus on global arbitration.

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Events December 8, 2021

Vasu Muthyala and Calvin Koo Join Webinar on the Cryptocurrency Legal Landscape in Asia

The legal environment for cryptocurrencies across Asia and the world is evolving rapidly. Hong Kong-based Vasu Muthyala, a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer, and Calvin Koo, who represents financial technology clients on digital currency disputes, join a webinar hosted by Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association to survey the landscape at 11:00 am India time / 1:30 pm Singapore time, December 15, 2021.

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Events December 7, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Explores the Intersection Between Bankruptcy and Asset Forfeiture in ABI Panel

What conflicts arise when criminals facing asset seizure and forfeiture actions from U.S. prosecutors and regulators file for bankruptcy? Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor focused on asset forfeiture, will discuss when she joins an American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference panel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, at 2:00 pm Los Angeles time, December 10, 2021.

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Events December 1, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan to Lead IFG Panel on Family Governance Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Kobre & Kim's Evelyn Baltodano-Sheehan, who formulates offensive and defensive global litigation strategies for high-net-worth international private clients involved in high-stakes, cross-border disputes, will join the the 2021 Miami Conference hosted by the Institute of Family Governance to discuss developments in family governance disputes across Miami and the Latin American regions. 

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