News

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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Firm News November 19, 2020

Kobre & Kim Seeks Knock-Out Punch in Suit Against CFTC For Disclosure of Kraft Settlement Documents

Kobre & Kim has asked a federal judge to grant its motion for summary judgement in its FOIA suit against the CFTC, which seeks to shed light on the agency’s infamous US $16 million “gag” settlement last year with Kraft and Mondelez over allegations of wheat futures manipulation. The firm is seeking an order compelling the CFTC to produce a trove of unredacted documents and communications, including records from the two days after the CFTC retracted its press releases about the settlement, which accused Kraft of market manipulation in apparent violation of the consent order that had just been entered by a federal judge.

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Events November 18, 2020

Michael Rosen on How Auto Startups Can Defend and Enforce their IP from Tech Giants

The automobile industry is constantly innovating, with any of the startups today having the potential to become the next Tesla. Kobre & Kim’s Michael Rosen, who focuses on intellectual property disputes linked to Israel, moderated a virtual panel on trends in human-machine interfaces and ways startups can protect their innovations from industry giants on November 18, 2020.

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Events November 17, 2020

Nick Cherryman Joins Panel on Debt Enforcement Strategies for Indian Banks with Non-Performing Loans

A critical issue for Indian banks has been the amount of non-performing loans weighing down their balance sheets and profitability. Fortunately, as Kobre & Kim’s Nick Cherryman will discuss on an InformaConnect virtual panel at 4:45pm New Delhi time / 11:15am London time, November 19, 2020, there are global solutions to this seemingly intractable problem.

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Events November 16, 2020

Rebecca Hume to Lead INSOL International Virtual Panel on Successful Global Restructuring

Join Kobre & Kim’s Cayman-based Rebecca Hume, who has deep experience handling complex insolvency litigation linked to offshore jurisdictions, as she chairs an INSOL International virtual panel on successful global restructuring at 9am Cayman time / 2pm GMT, November 18, 2020.

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Accolades November 12, 2020

Kobre & Kim’s Israel Practice is Robus’ International Law Firm of the Week

Kobre & Kim has been chosen as the International Law Firm of the Week by Robus, a consulting firm that focuses on the Israel legal market.

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Events November 12, 2020

Finding the Unknown: Creating Innovative Strategies to Protect and Recover Assets in Complex Family Disputes

Family disputes, such as those over divorces and estates, often spiral out of control, with assets snatched and hidden away by one side aiming to deter an easy resolution. Learn more about handling complex asset protection and recovery challenges in high-stakes family disputes in an interactive workshop, led by Gabriela Ruiz, Adriana Riviere-Badell, Evelyn Sheehan and Carolina Leung on November 19, 12pm EDT/2pm BRT.

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Accolades November 11, 2020

Polly Wilkins Wins Lawyer of the Year at Citywealth Future Leaders 2020

It is with great excitement that Kobre & Kim announces Polly Wilkins has won Lawyer of the Year (Partner) at the 2020 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards.

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Firm News November 6, 2020

U.S. District Judge Finds Nigeria Misled Court in Effort to Avoid Payment of $9.6 Billion Award

Nigeria misled a federal district court judge as part of an effort to attack a $9.6 billion arbitration award made against it, according to a ruling issued today by U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the Southern District of New York.

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Events November 5, 2020

Michael Kim Dispels Common Misconceptions of Overseas Asset Forfeiture in Lecture to ROK Police

In many cases, law enforcement authorities end up on the wrong paths when they try to trace and forfeit criminal proceeds. Kobre & Kim founding partner Michael Kim dispelled the most common misconceptions in a recent presentation to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Police in October 2020, pictured below.

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Events November 4, 2020

Video: Kobre & Kim Kicks Off its Participation at the 2020 China International Import Expo (CIIE)

Kobre & Kim founding partners Michael Kim and Steve Kobre, together with Asia Pacific Regional Managing Director Lian Lian, kicked off the firm’s participation at the 2020 China International Import Expo (CIIE), which runs in Shanghai from November 5 through November 10.

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Events October 23, 2020

Jeremy Bressman to Join Virtual Panel on Asset Recovery in the Middle East

As the Middle East’s economic power rises, asset recovery is becoming more in demand, and practitioners will need to understand its intricacies in the region. Join Kobre & Kim’s Israel-based Jeremy Bressman as he speaks on a panel in the ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Middle East Give Me My Money digital conference at 5pm Dubai time/1pm London time, October 27, 2020.

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Firm News October 13, 2020

Kobre & Kim Honors Gabriela Mistral for Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month, today we honor the award-winning poet and writer Gabriela Mistral for her unique contributions.

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Events October 8, 2020

John Han Joins Virtual Panel on Reputation Management in the Wake of Fraud Allegations

Accusations of fraud can dominate headlines and ruin the reputation of the accused, especially if they turn out to be innocent. Join Kobre & Kim’s John Han as he speaks on an Asset Recovery Asia virtual panel about how defendants can deal with the press and reclaim control of the public narrative on October 12, 3pm Singapore time.

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Firm News October 7, 2020

Kobre & Kim Welcomes Accomplished APAC Offshore Lawyer Timothy Haynes in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, October 7, 2020 – Seasoned offshore disputes and insolvency lawyer Timothy Haynes has joined Kobre & Kim as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

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Accolades October 5, 2020

Kobre & Kim Recognized as Top White-Collar Crime Defense Law Firm by Legal500 UK

Legal500 has once again recognized Kobre & Kim as a leading “Fraud: White-Collar Crime” law firm in their 2021 UK rankings.

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