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 August 10, 2020
Businesses that fall victim to ransomware attacks will have to factor in the additional impact of U.S. Treasury Department sanctions, Kobre & Kim’s Jason Short told Legaltech News.
Events August 10, 2020
Kobre & Kim’s Managing Director of Greater China Lian Lian discussed significant cross-border IP challenges facing Chinese companies as part of the panel discussion “Global IP Disputes Resolution and Litigation Strategies,” at the Chinese Academy of Chief Legal Officer (CACLO) IP Summit 2020 in Guangzhou on August 8, 2020.
Press Release August 7, 2020
Kobre & Kim is working with Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs), the core development and accelerator organization for the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain, to pursue legal remedies against the perpetrators of recent attacks on the blockchain.
Client Alert August 5, 2020
- Investors and creditors can gain potentially large returns if they successfully enforce a large judgment against a sovereign debtor.
- However, with such high-stakes, sovereign governments have begun fighting back using state powers against creditors, turning civil proceedings into a quasi-criminal cross-border dispute.
- A creditor must employ anticipatory and nonconventional counteroffensive measures in order to protect themselves and maximize their odds of success.
Client Alert August 5, 2020
- The current economic downturn has triggered record-breaking amounts of debt owed by governments to overseas investors.
- The crisis, however, has the potential to create large returns for creditors and investors willing to aggressively pursue their claims over a sovereign government.
- A proven yet unorthodox cross-border litigation strategy that catches sovereigns by surprise can achieve the monetization of judgments previously thought too tough to enforce.
Publications August 4, 2020
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently outlined its strategic plans for the regulation of cryptocurrencies by 2024. Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sauter sat down with Forkast.News to explain the potential implications.
Publications July 30, 2020
Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim sat down with Law360 as part of their ongoing “Law Firm Leaders” series to discuss topics such as the firm’s past and future, the lawyers the firm looks for and the effects of the pandemic on business.
Publications July 27, 2020
Wade Weems, Nathan Park and Beau Barnes on How the U.S. Government can Hurt Chinese Social Media App “TikTok”
The U.S. cannot outright “ban” TikTok, a social media app many worry is linked to the Chinese government. However, as Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems, Nathan Park and Beau Barnes wrote in Foreign Policy, the U.S. government still has numerous tools to use against the app.
Events July 24, 2020
Kobre & Kim’s Women’s Initiative Hosts All-Women Panel on the Recent DOJ Enforcement Trends and Risks They Pose for Latin America
Kobre & Kim’s Women’s Initiative is hosting a happy hour and all-women panel discussion on Wednesday, August 5 at 4:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm BRT on recent trends regarding the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and asset forfeiture actions, with a particular focus on proceedings arising out of Brazil and Latin America.
Events July 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the environment of cross-border disputes and investigations. Join Kobre & Kim’s Gabriela Ruiz, based in Miami and São Paulo, as she discusses this and more in a webinar hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers Brazil on Monday July 27 at 10am BRT / 9am EDT.
Publications July 20, 2020
Though the U.S. Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative has recovered billions in corrupt proceeds, the return of the money to still corrupt or autocratic regimes without risking further misconduct has been a challenge, Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan pointed out when she sat down with Global Investigations Review.
Events July 20, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice often investigates Brazilian entities, so Brazil-based clients and their law firms must be aware of the rights they have and common mistakes to avoid. Join Kobre & Kim’s Martin De Luca for a virtual panel discussion hosted by Associação dos Advogados de São Paulo (AASP) on July 23, 10am BRT / 9am ET.
Publications July 20, 2020
Kobre & Kim’s Benjamin Sirota analyzed recent trends in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s approach to price-fixing cases for Law360’s review of antitrust cases in 2020 so far.
Publications July 17, 2020
Writing in a chapter for Global Investigations Review’s “GIR Know How: Extradition”, Kobre & Kim’s founding partner Michael Kim and Seoul-based lawyer Daniel Lee detail the current landscape and legal requirements for extradition from South Korea.
Publications July 13, 2020
The Trump Administration’s recent announcement to end its preferential treatment of Hong Kong in regards to trade bears significant potential consequences for the East Asian city. As such, in a Hong Kong Lawyer article, Kobre & Kim’s Wade Weems and John Han warned Hong Kong-based businesses to prepare for a more troubled U.S.-Hong Kong trading relationship and legal environment.
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