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 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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Events November 30, 2021

William McGovern Addresses Latest Asia-U.S. Anti-Corruption Developments at IWCCS 2021

As anti-corruption and white collar crime enforcement takes on an increasingly globalized scope, what are evolving risks, initiatives and laws destined to shape the landscape in 2022? Kobre & Kim’s William McGovern shared his perspective as part of the International White Collar Crime Symposium’s 2021 event in New York City on November 30. 

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Events November 22, 2021

Lara Levinson and Calvin Koo on the Intersection of Anti-Money Laundering and Digital Assets

How will government enforcement regulations keep up with the rapid evolution of digital assets? Kobre & Kim’s Lara Levinson and Calvin Koo, who focus on enforcement and tracing of digital assets, will discuss the potential intersection of anti-money laundering (AML), cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at the AML/CTF Annual Summit Philippines, at 2:45 pm Manila time / 6:45 am London time on Friday, November 26. 

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Events November 17, 2021

Su Mien Tee Joins Asset Recovery Asia Q&A on Leading the Next Generation of Asset Recovery Lawyers

For senior lawyers working on complex asset recovery cases, each member of their team is crucial to success, and there are ways to get the best out of everyone. Kobre & Kim’s Su Mien Tee, who is based in Hong Kong and focuses on cross-border judgment and award monetization and asset recovery with a nexus to Asia, joins a virtual Q&A during the Asset Recovery Asia conference at 4:30 pm Singapore time, December 1, 2021.

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Events November 17, 2021

Miranda Ching Unpacks Key Lessons for Global Companies on UK Bribery Act

Ten years on from the passing of the UK Bribery Act 2010, what are the lessons learned that corporations should take to heart? Kobre & Kim’s Miranda Ching, a former UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutor, explains during an SAI360 webinar at 3:00 pm London time, December 2, 2021. 

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Events November 16, 2021

Paul Hughes and Nada Oteifi Unpack Middle East Dispute Trends at Dubai Arbitration Week Seminar

As more global clients build up interests in the Middle East, their assets and reputation are increasingly exposed to disputes and investigations in the region. Speaking at a session hosted by Litigation Capital Management as part of Dubai Arbitration Week, Kobre & Kim’s Paul Hughes and Nada Oteifi unpack the latest developments in disputes across Dubai and the wider Middle East.

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Events November 12, 2021

Nick Cherryman Leads Cambridge Forums Discussion on Investor-State Arbitration

By dealing with powerful counterparties over potentially billions of dollars, investors enforcing arbitration awards against sovereign states should be well aware of the legal, investigative and political challenges facing them. Kobre & Kim’s Nick Cherryman, who focuses on complex cross-border judgment enforcement, will discuss developments in this space during the Forum on International Judgments and Awards, hosted by Cambridge Forums.

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Events November 11, 2021

Melisa Ortes González Discusses Digital Asset Recovery and Regulation at DeFi Roundtable

Blockchain has led to a boom in decentralized finance (DeFi), but the validity, benefits and architecture of these novel finance products remain a subject of intense debate. Lending her voice to the conversation, Kobre & Kim’s Melisa Ortes González, a dual U.S. and Argentine lawyer focused on cross-border digital asset recovery strategies, will join a roundtable discussion and happy hour hosted by Rise New York at 5pm local time, November 18, 2021.

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Events November 2, 2021

Calvin Koo Discusses Arbitrations Involving Cryptocurrency and NFTs

As digital assets – particularly cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – have proliferated as an alternative asset class, it is inevitable that they will become the center of arbitration disputes. Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo, who focuses on enforcement and tracing of digital assets, will discuss what this means for arbitration practitioners during a virtual panel at the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Conference 2021 on 4:00 pm Hong Kong time, November 10, 2021.

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Events November 2, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan and Martin De Luca Unpack Transnational Crime Issues at IBA Conference

Crime is increasingly transnational: criminals stash proceeds of crime around the world, and suspects are pursued across continents with international arrest warrants. But coordinating cross-border actions is complicated and practitioners must grasp the issues at stake. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan and Martin De Luca will take a deep dive into these topics during the International Bar Association’s (IBA) 23rd Annual Transnational Crime Conference from November 3 to 5, 2021, at The Westin Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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