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.
Firm News June 22, 2016
Kobre & Kim Bolsters Europe Investigations Team with Addition of Former US Department of Justice Prosecutor in Europe
Kobre & Kim has strengthened its government enforcement and investigations team with the addition of Jason A. Masimore in London. As a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Masimore will focus his practice on advising corporations and individual clients in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa facing allegations of corruption/bribery, securities, tax and accounting fraud, market manipulation, and violations of U.S. sanctions, among other violations.
Firm News January 6, 2016
A Kobre & Kim pro bono team has helped secure legal U.S. immigration status for a teenage boy who was fleeing violence in his home country of Guatemala.
Firm News September 25, 2015
A Kobre & Kim pro bono team has helped secure a grant of asylum for our client, a native of El Salvador seeking refuge in the U.S.
Firm News September 1, 2015
Kobre & Kim announced today the opening of a new office in Seoul, Korea. Media outlets such as Bloomberg, The Lawyer, Legal Week, and the AmLaw Daily featured articles detailing the firm’s new capabilities in Seoul, highlighting Kobre & Kim as the only foreign law firm in Korea focused exclusively on disputes and investigations and continuing its model of working cooperatively with other law firms as conflict/special litigation or investigative counsel.
Firm News February 18, 2015
Kobre & Kim Strengthens Asia Investigation Team With Another Former U.S. Government Lawyer in the Hong Kong Office
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Vasu Muthyala who joins the firm’s Asia Government Enforcement Defense team.
Firm News February 12, 2015
We are pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Zaheer to our San Francisco office and the continued expansion of our Intellectual Property Litigation practice.
Firm News January 20, 2015
Firm News November 3, 2014
Kobre & Kim Achieves Landmark Acquittal for Raoul Weil, Former UBS Executive Accused of US $20 Billion Tax Evasion
In a major victory for the defense team, Raoul Weil, the highest-ranking Swiss banker to stand trial in the U.S., was acquitted by a federal jury on all charges of conspiring with wealthy Americans to hide US $20 billion in secret offshore accounts.
Firm News October 3, 2014
Kobre & Kim is pleased to announce the expansion of its Hong Kong office with the addition of Randall Arthur and Gabrielle Liu.
Firm News September 19, 2013
Kobre & Kim is pleased to welcome Andrew Stafford QC, who joins James Corbett QC (formerly of Serle Court) and Jalil Asif QC (formerly of 4 New Square), as the firm’s third English Queen’s Counsel.
Firm News April 10, 2013
Kobre & Kim’s International Judgment Enforcement Team achieved a key victory on behalf of client E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) in enforcing a US $920 million judgment against Kolon Industries Inc. a/k/a/ Kolon Corp., a South Korean conglomerate operating in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Firm News March 19, 2013
Kobre & Kim successfully negotiated a highly favorable settlement agreement for approximately 5% of the claimed damages on behalf of defendants MAXAM Capital Management LLC and related entities in a lawsuit filed by the town of Fairfield, Connecticut, and its associated retirement programs.
Firm News March 18, 2013
Kobre & Kim has announced the expansion of its Miami office with the addition of John Couriel and Stephen Leontsinis, bolstering the firm’s practice in the Caribbean and South America.
Firm News March 18, 2013
Kobre & Kim’s International Judgment Enforcement Team Scouts New Territory in High-Profile Asset Tracing Matter
Kobre & Kim’s International Judgment Enforcement team scouted new legal territory in asset recovery on March 18 as firm co-founder Michael S. Kim argued in front of the New York State Court of Appeals that, under N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 5225(b), the New York courts have the authority to order Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) to turn over funds in possession of its Caribbean subsidiary, FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB), a 92%-owned subsidiary of the bank.
Firm News March 15, 2013
Kobre & Kim persuaded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) did not have jurisdiction to bring a manipulation case against Brian Hunter, the former head of Energy Trading for US $9 billion hedge fund Amaranth Advisors LLC, who had traded only in the commodities derivative markets.
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