Kobre & Kim Enhances Latin American and Offshore Teams


October 5, 2016

Kobre & Kim has strengthened its offshore and Latin American practice with the addition of two senior lateral hires, Robert Watson in Miami and Alexander Heylin in the British Virgin Islands.

Robert Watson, a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) (as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida) who is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, brings extensive experience to Kobre & Kim’s Latin America government enforcement defense and investigations team, based in the firm’s Miami office. He will focus on government enforcement defense and cross-border investigations involving Latin America. Mr. Watson’s hire brings Kobre & Kim’s total number of former U.S. government lawyers to 15. In addition to the Latin America government enforcement defense/investigations team based in its Miami office, the firm also has former DOJ prosecutors posted permanently in London (focusing on Europe/Middle East/Africa matters), as well as in Hong Kong and Seoul (focusing on Asia matters).

Alexander Heylin joins Kobre & Kim in the firm’s British Virgin Islands office. Mr. Heylin will focus on international judgment enforcement and asset recovery, insolvency litigation, and complex commercial litigation. Kobre & Kim’s offshore team, based in the Cayman Islands, the BVI, and the Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as in Hong Kong, London, and Miami, handles commercial disputes related to offshore structures.

Please see below for related press:

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Oct. 10, 2016,” Miami Herald

Ex-Prosecutor Joins Kobre & Kim in Miami,” Daily Business Review

Kobre & Kim Hires Bolster Latin America, Offshore Teams,” Law360

Kobre adds DoJ prosecutor and offshore litigator,” Commercial Dispute Resolution        

Kobre & Kim eyes offshore and Latin American expansion with double hire,” Global Investigations Review

Kobre & Kim Eyes LatAm Expansion with Lateral Hire”, Latin Lawyer      

Kobre & Kim Enhances Latin American and Offshore Teams,” South Florida Sun Sentinel