Kobre & Kim Ranked by The Legal 500 UK for White-Collar Crime Defense and Reputation Management

October 6, 2023

Publication: The Legal 500

Kobre & Kim has received recognition in The Legal 500’s latest United Kingdom rankings for the firm’s capabilities in providing individuals with advice in white-collar crime and fraud defense, as well as in reputation management.

The firm ranks highly in “Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals)” and is described by the publication as a “‘highly professional’ group” specializing in “financial crime proceedings involving a mix of civil, criminal and regulatory issues.” The Legal 500 lauds the team “for its experience working with individuals in domestic and international investigations, covering allegations of fraud, money laundering and tax-based proceedings.” Testimonials praise the team for spending “extra time to ensure that they truly understand the needs of a client before they offer guidance and advice.”

The Legal 500 spotlights Jason Masimore and Nicholas Surmacz, who “draw on their experiences as US DOJ prosecutors when assisting with cross-border anti-corruption and bribery matters.” Kiran Unni is highlighted as “a barrister who focuses on disputes and misconduct,” and Miranda Ching “defends high-net-worth individuals facing complex risks related to financial regulatory misconduct.” Testimonials note Mr. Surmacz and Erika Berman as individuals that “particularly standout as exception counsel,” and “tireless workers who take care to understand all information, large and small, to provide holistic strategic advice to address problems at every level.”

The firm also earns recognition in “Reputation Management,” with The Legal 500 praising the team’s “impressive client list of UHNWIs, who trust the team of experienced lawyers to handle cross-border civil and commercial litigation.” Testimonials praise the team as “very thorough and hard working and always available” with “amazing” attention to detail. Other testimonials highlight Polly Wilkins as “an expert in her field and personable to boot.” The publication also highlights Edward Smith as a key lawyer in the practice.