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 July 16, 2019

Nathaniel Barber Discusses the Future of FCA Enforcement Post-Brexit in CDR

English barrister Nathaniel Barber discussed the 2018-2019 report released by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and its impact on regulatory priorities with Commercial Dispute Resolution.

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Publications June 27, 2019

Beau Barnes speaks with GIR on Sanctions Enforcement in the Digital Currency World

With his experience advocating on behalf of clients under investigation for potential sanctions violations, Beau Barnes spoke with Global Investigations Review on the latest regulatory challenge facing the cryptocurrency industry: Sanctions compliance.

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Publications June 25, 2019

Wade Weems with South China Morning Post on Chinese Banks’ Possible Breach of U.S. North Korea Sanctions

Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems, who formerly served in the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, spoke with South China Morning Post today on U.S. allegations that three large Chinese banks have possibly violated U.S. sanctions against North Korea.

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Publications June 25, 2019

Nathaniel Barber Speaks on the FCA’s Final Report on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s GRG division with Commercial Dispute Resolution

London-based Kobre & Kim lawyer Nathaniel Barber spoke with Commercial Dispute Resolution on the recently published review on the treatment of small and medium-sized enterprises by the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG) division.

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Publications June 17, 2019

Wade Weems quoted in New York Times Investigation on Corruption within China’s Healthcare Industry

Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems, who regularly counsels PRC-based corporations and individuals in cross-border bribery investigations, recently spoke to The New York Times in their investigation on issues of corruption within China’s health care industry.

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Publications June 13, 2019

Benjamin Sauter Discusses Wyoming Cryptocurrency Laws and Federal Regulation in Wired

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter brings his experience and insights in regulatory issues facing the cryptocurrency industry to discuss Wyoming’s new crypto-friendly state laws – and their potential to be emulated on a federal level – in Wired.

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Publications June 12, 2019

Cross-Border Disputes Heavyweight Nick Cherryman Joins Kobre & Kim’s London Office

Kobre & Kim is pleased to announce Nick Cherryman, a leading international commercial disputes lawyer, has joined our London office.

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Publications June 6, 2019

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill on the current Kik-SEC clash in Law 360

Kobre & Kim’s David McGill and Benjamin Sauter continue to share their insights with the media into the current stand-off between Kik and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

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Publications June 5, 2019

Benjamin Sauter on How Kik v SEC Could Change How the SEC Regulates Cryptocurrencies in Wired

Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter, who regularly represents clients in the digital currency sphere from blockchain developers to exchanges, discussed with Wired Magazine the implications that a civil lawsuit by the platform Kik against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could have on the cryptocurrency industry.

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Publications June 4, 2019

Beau Barnes Speaks with Law360 on OFAC’s Recent Enforcement Action

This weekend, Kobre & Kim’s Beau Barnes talked with Law360 about OFAC’s recent decision to issue a finding of violation but not impose a monetary penalty against State Street Bank & Trust Co.

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Publications June 3, 2019

Kobre & Kim Lawyers on How Businesses Can Protect Themselves from Automated Intruders

A team of Kobre & Kim lawyers – Steven Perlstein, Benjamin Sauter and Beau Barnes – discuss the increasing trend of malicious online bots, how the U.S. legal landscape is addressing it and ways that businesses can protect their information in the New York Law Journal’s special report on cybersecurity.

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Publications June 3, 2019

Benjamin Sauter and David McGill on Kik’s Defend Crypto fund, and taking on the SEC

Kobre & Kim lawyers Benjamin Sauter and David McGill speak on the potential for legal action by the kin cryptocurrency company Kik against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Cointelegraph.

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Publications May 24, 2019

Kobre & Kim Attorneys Discuss the Impact of Global Monitorship Actions on East Asia in GIR’s Guide to Monitorships

A team of Kobre & Kim attorneys – Shaun Wu, Daniel Lee, Ryan Middlemas and Jae Joon Kwon – detail how the rising global emphasis on legal and corporate compliance is impacting East Asian countries that have historically lacked the practice of monitorships, in the first edition of Global Investigations Review’s Guide to Monitorships.

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Publications May 23, 2019

Chief Strategy Officer Gary Singer on the Importance of Referral Relationships with The American Lawyer

Kobre & Kim Chief Strategy Officer Gary Singer spoke with The American Lawyer on the eve of the 2019 AmLaw 200 Report to discuss the current state of relationship building in regards to law firms’ business development efforts. 

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Publications May 23, 2019

Robert Henoch Examines Potential for FCPA Enforcement Actions into Israel in Haaretz

Kobre & Kim lawyer and former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor Robert Henoch spoke with the independent Israeli newspaper Haaretz to explain the function and application of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in cases of suspected bribery.

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