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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.


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Accolades November 23, 2021

Kobre & Kim Makes Global Restructuring Review’s Top Firms for 2021

Kobre & Kim has been named one of the world’s leading firms for international insolvency and restructuring matters by Global Restructuring Review (GRR) with its inclusion in the GRR 100. Several of the firm’s insolvency partners received particular mention as well, including New York-based Dan Saval and Farrington Yates; Cayman-based Peter Tyers-Smith and Ulrich Payne; and Hong Kong-based Timothy Haynes.

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Events November 22, 2021

Lara Levinson and Calvin Koo on the Intersection of Anti-Money Laundering and Digital Assets

How will government enforcement regulations keep up with the rapid evolution of digital assets? Kobre & Kim’s Lara Levinson and Calvin Koo, who focus on enforcement and tracing of digital assets, will discuss the potential intersection of anti-money laundering (AML), cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at the AML/CTF Annual Summit Philippines, at 2:45 pm Manila time / 6:45 am London time on Friday, November 26. 

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Events November 17, 2021

Su Mien Tee Joins Asset Recovery Asia Q&A on Leading the Next Generation of Asset Recovery Lawyers

For senior lawyers working on complex asset recovery cases, each member of their team is crucial to success, and there are ways to get the best out of everyone. Kobre & Kim’s Su Mien Tee, who is based in Hong Kong and focuses on cross-border judgment and award monetization and asset recovery with a nexus to Asia, joins a virtual Q&A during the Asset Recovery Asia conference at 4:30 pm Singapore time, December 1, 2021.

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Events November 17, 2021

Miranda Ching Unpacks Key Lessons for Global Companies on UK Bribery Act

Ten years on from the passing of the UK Bribery Act 2010, what are the lessons learned that corporations should take to heart? Kobre & Kim’s Miranda Ching, a former UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecutor, explains during an SAI360 webinar at 3:00 pm London time, December 2, 2021. 

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Accolades November 16, 2021

Kobre & Kim and Peter Tyers-Smith Earn Top Legal 500 Caribbean Recognitions

The latest Legal 500 Caribbean analysis once again placed Kobre & Kim among the very top dispute resolution law firms in the Cayman Islands, in addition to giving special recognition to Peter Tyers-Smith among individual practitioners.

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Accolades November 16, 2021

Kobre & Kim Placed in GIR 100 2021

Global Investigation Review’s latest GIR 100, a guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices, has listed Kobre & Kim among their top firms.

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Events November 16, 2021

Paul Hughes and Nada Oteifi Unpack Middle East Dispute Trends at Dubai Arbitration Week Seminar

As more global clients build up interests in the Middle East, their assets and reputation are increasingly exposed to disputes and investigations in the region. Speaking at a session hosted by Litigation Capital Management as part of Dubai Arbitration Week, Kobre & Kim’s Paul Hughes and Nada Oteifi unpack the latest developments in disputes across Dubai and the wider Middle East.

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Events November 12, 2021

Nick Cherryman Leads Cambridge Forums Discussion on Investor-State Arbitration

By dealing with powerful counterparties over potentially billions of dollars, investors enforcing arbitration awards against sovereign states should be well aware of the legal, investigative and political challenges facing them. Kobre & Kim’s Nick Cherryman, who focuses on complex cross-border judgment enforcement, will discuss developments in this space during the Forum on International Judgments and Awards, hosted by Cambridge Forums.

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Events November 11, 2021

Melisa Ortes González Discusses Digital Asset Recovery and Regulation at DeFi Roundtable

Blockchain has led to a boom in decentralized finance (DeFi), but the validity, benefits and architecture of these novel finance products remain a subject of intense debate. Lending her voice to the conversation, Kobre & Kim’s Melisa Ortes González, a dual U.S. and Argentine lawyer focused on cross-border digital asset recovery strategies, will join a roundtable discussion and happy hour hosted by Rise New York at 5pm local time, November 18, 2021.

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Firm News November 10, 2021

Kobre & Kim Enhances Capabilities in Dubai and the Middle East

Firm opens location in Dubai; adds Middle East and Africa Regional Managing Director as well as significant staff including a partner, principal, associates, and business professionals.

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Events November 2, 2021

Calvin Koo Discusses Arbitrations Involving Cryptocurrency and NFTs

As digital assets – particularly cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – have proliferated as an alternative asset class, it is inevitable that they will become the center of arbitration disputes. Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo, who focuses on enforcement and tracing of digital assets, will discuss what this means for arbitration practitioners during a virtual panel at the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Conference 2021 on 4:00 pm Hong Kong time, November 10, 2021.

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Events November 2, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan and Martin De Luca Unpack Transnational Crime Issues at IBA Conference

Crime is increasingly transnational: criminals stash proceeds of crime around the world, and suspects are pursued across continents with international arrest warrants. But coordinating cross-border actions is complicated and practitioners must grasp the issues at stake. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan and Martin De Luca will take a deep dive into these topics during the International Bar Association’s (IBA) 23rd Annual Transnational Crime Conference from November 3 to 5, 2021, at The Westin Palace in Madrid, Spain.

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Events November 1, 2021

Vasu Muthyala Joins GIR Panel on U.S. Enforcement in China and Latin America

How have U.S. enforcement priorities toward China and Latin America evolved one year into the Biden administration, and what should companies bear in mind? Kobre & Kim’s Vasu Muthyala, a Hong Kong-based former U.S. federal prosecutor, will provide an on-the-ground view when he joins a panel during GIR Live: DC at the Hogan Lovells Washington, DC offices at 11:20 am local time, November 9, 2021.

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Events October 22, 2021

Evelyn Sheehan Moderates American Bar Association Panel on Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture

U.S. prosecutors are increasingly aggressive in using asset forfeiture proceedings against defendants, pairing them with money laundering charges to seize assets. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, a former U.S. federal prosecutor focused on asset forfeiture, will moderate a panel at the American Bar Association’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime to discuss the latest trends in the Hyatt Regency Miami at 10:30 am Miami time, October 27, 2021.

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Accolades October 20, 2021

Kobre & Kim’s Latin American Presence Earns Key Recognitions from Legal 500

Reflecting the firm’s deepening engagement with the region, Kobre & Kim has for the first time been listed in Legal 500’s Latin America International Firms directory, earning a place among the top firms for compliance and investigations, and those with an office in Miami.

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