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.


Publications May 29, 2020

Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park on South Korea’s New Digital Currency Legal Regime

“The days of South Korea as the ‘wild west’ of digital currencies are no more,” Kobre & Kim’s Michael Kim, Daniel Lee and Nathan Park wrote in a recent analysis of South Korea’s digital currency legal regime for Asia Business Law Journal.

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Publications May 29, 2020

Beau Barnes on U.S. Sanctions on Iran and Compliance with the ICJ

Is the U.S. violating a 2018 International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling regarding their sanctions on Iran? Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes, along with Foley Hoag’s Joseph Klingler and Human Rights Watch’s Tara Sephehri Far, analyzed the ruling and subsequent U.S. policy in an article for the American Society of International Law.

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Publications May 28, 2020

Farrington Yates Unpacks his Insolvency Practice in Vault Q&A

As part of their 2020 Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, Vault sat down with Kobre & Kim’s very own Farrington Yates, who walked through the ins-and-outs of his practice area in insolvency.

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Publications May 27, 2020

Michael Kim on South Korea’s COVID-19 Economic Struggles

South Korea has been one of the most successful countries in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, but the struggle to preserve its economy continues to be a challenge, as Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim discussed with Asia Business Law Journal.

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Publications May 26, 2020

Kobre & Kim on Navigating Post COVID-19 Valuation Disputes in Bloomberg Law

Massive market swings and volatility during the current COVID-19 economic downturn have created an environment ripe for valuation disputes over the coming months and years, as a group of financial services lawyers from Kobre & Kim point out in a recent editorial in Bloomberg Law.

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Publications May 26, 2020

Matthew Menchel on the “New Normal” of COVID-era Jury Trials

Kobre & Kim’s Matthew Menchel recently spoke with Bloomberg Law on new courtroom dynamics as COVID-19 lockdowns ease and judges reboot jury trials.

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Publications May 21, 2020

Kobre & Kim on the U.S. TRAP Act and the (Potential) End of INTERPOL Notice Misuse in Law360

In recent years, the INTERPOL notice system has been misused by certain countries aiming to target and intimidate political rivals. But with the proposal of the Transnational Repression Accountability and Prevention (TRAP) Act in U.S. Congress, this is a problem that might finally be addressed. 

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Publications May 14, 2020

Podcast: Robin Rathmell on the Compliance Risks for Companies that Deal with High-Net-Worth Clients

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell was interviewed by Corporate Counsel Business Journal for their “In House Warrior” podcast, released on May 14, 2020, where he discussed the biggest legal risks for companies that work with high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs).

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Publications May 11, 2020

Daniel Saval on Faraday Founder Jia Yueting’s Evasive Bankruptcy Plan

Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval recently spoke with The Wire China on the bankruptcy of Jia Yueting, the founder of the electric car company Faraday Future.

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Publications May 8, 2020

Michael Kim: Post-COVID Landscape Will Yield Increased Fraud on Global (non-U.S.) Scale

Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim recently sat down with Dan Packel of the American Lawyer to discuss how he thinks any ensuing recession in the wake of COVID-19 will see a rush of fraud-related claims, as well as creditor-debtor disputes on a global scale that was unseen in the 2007-8 global financial crisis.

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Publications May 8, 2020

Robin Rathmell Speaks with The New York Times on Ultra High-Net-Worth Individual Matrimonial Disputes in the time of COVID-19

Kobre & Kim’s Robin Rathmell recently spoke with Paul Sullivan, who runs the New York Times’ “Wealth Matters” column, on how court closures and operational changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have affected divorce proceedings involving ultra high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs).

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Publications May 7, 2020

Michael Rosen Discusses the Economic Impact of COVID-19 with Israeli Newspaper Calcalist

Kobre & Kim’s Michael Rosen was recently quoted in the Israeli business newspaper Calcalist, discussing how amongst the devastation of COVID-19, the firm is trying to find some silver linings.

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Publications April 30, 2020

Oleg Shaulko on the Potential New Wave of Litigation Funding in Ukraine

Kobre & Kim’s Oleg Shaulko penned an article in Law360 discussing a proposed Ukrainian law that opens up opportunities for third party litigation funders, in an effort to drive cross-border asset recovery efforts and ultimately fight corruption.

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Publications April 23, 2020

Scott Hulsey, William McGovern, Benjamin Sauter and Hartley West on the Risk of Regulatory Scrutiny for Companies Post-COVID-19

Kobre & Kim’s Scott Hulsey, William McGovern, Benjamin Sauter and Hartley West, who all focus on different aspects of defensive counsel against government enforcement actions and investigations, collaborated on an article for Corporate Counsel that takes an in-depth look at the regulatory risks public companies and traders face during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Publications April 21, 2020

Scott Hulsey: The Landscape of U.S. Corporate Fraud and Corruption in 2020

Kobre & Kim’s Scott Hulsey recently sat down with Financier Worldwide to share his thoughts on recent trends in corporate fraud and corruption in the United States.

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