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.


Events February 29, 2024

Evelyn Sheehan Explores the Recent Push for Transparency, Asset Protection and Litigation Risk Management at Private Client Forum Americas

As more jurisdictions take steps to increase transparency of corporate and asset structures – such as public databases of ultimate beneficial owners – many ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) with a legitimate need for confidentiality could become subject to security risks, unwarranted scrutiny and misinformed allegations.

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Events February 28, 2024

Emily Beirne on Building the Law Firm of the Future at IBA Middle East Conference

What can law firms do to stay one step ahead? Kobre & Kim’s Dubai-based Emily Beirne discussed at the International Bar Association Middle East Conference on “Law Firms and Clients Working Together” during a panel on February 28, 2024.

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Events February 26, 2024

Jason Kang Speaks at Open Course on International Arbitration

International arbitrations are a key cross-border dispute resolution mechanism, and it is increasingly important for practitioners around the world to develop their knowledge and expertise in the field. Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang, who focuses on enforcing claims, judgments and awards and other complex disputes with a nexus to China, will share his expertise at an open course organized by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics School of Law.

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Events February 21, 2024

Daniel Saval and Donna Xu Join Cardozo International Law Society for Fireside Chat on Cross-Border Bankruptcy and Restructuring

A practice in insolvency and restructuring can not only cross disciplines but also often geographic borders. Kobre & Kim’s Daniel Saval and Donna Xu introduce their practices and examine key issues during a fireside chat hosted by the Cardozo School of Law International Law Society at 12:00 pm New York time on February 29, 2024.

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Accolades February 15, 2024

Chambers Global 2024 Recognizes Kobre & Kim and Multiple Global Lawyers

In recognition of our strong cross-border capabilities and deep bench of talent, Chambers & Partners listed Kobre & Kim and several lawyers around the world in their latest Global Guide rankings for 2024.

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Accolades February 7, 2024

Polly Wilkins is Recommended Reputation Lawyer on Spear’s Reputation Management Index 2024

In recognition of her extensive experience representing ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) and their families on reputation defense and cross-border litigation strategies, Kobre & Kim’s Polly Wilkins is featured on Spear’s Reputation Management Index 2024 as a Recommended Reputation Lawyer.

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Firm News February 6, 2024

Kobre & Kim Pro Bono Team Wins Legal Guardian Appointment for Client

As part of the firm’s continuing commitment to pro bono work, Kobre & Kim is proud to have succeeded in obtaining court appointment of our client as the legal guardian of her 24-year-old intellectually disabled daughter. Our client can now petition for benefits on her daughter’s behalf, file for immigration status and obtain multiple other legal and social services.

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Events January 29, 2024

Evelyn Sheehan Discusses Latest Developments in Asset Tracing at C5 Conference

With it being easier than ever to move and hide assets across multiple jurisdictions, what strategies can practitioners deploy to trace and recover assets more effectively? Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, who focuses on cross-border investigations and asset recovery, discussed at the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Miami conference during an interactive session on January 23, 2024.

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Accolades January 26, 2024

Private Client Global Elite Directory Recognizes Adriana Riviere-Badell, Evelyn Sheehan, Mark Rowlands, Nicholas Surmacz and Polly Wilkins

In recognition of Kobre & Kim’s deep experience representing private clients around the world, the 2024 Private Client Global Elite Directory has recognized Adriana Riviere-Badell, Evelyn Sheehan, Mark Rowlands, Nicholas Surmacz and Polly Wilkins among its list of the world’s top private client lawyers.

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Events January 26, 2024

Ana Frischtak Discusses Negotiating Settlement Agreements at TozziniFreire Advogados Event

What should practitioners be aware of as they negotiate FCPA-related settlement agreements with U.S. regulators? Kobre & Kim’s São Paulo-based Ana Frischtak, who focuses on cross-border disputes and government enforcement defense matters, discusses during a TozziniFreire Advogados event on “The Future of Investigations” at 8:30 am São Paulo time, January 30, 2024.

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Accolades January 22, 2024

John Han Recommended by Who’s Who Legal for Asset Recovery in Greater China

In recognition of his leadership in driving strategies for cross-border asset tracing and recovery in Greater China and beyond, Who’s Who Legal has ranked Kobre & Kim’s John Han among the “Recommended” lawyers for “Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR – Asset Recovery.”

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Events January 16, 2024

Adriana Riviere-Badell Explores International Judgment Enforcement at American Bankruptcy Institute Symposium

Winning a judgment against a debtor is often just the first step on a long journey to recovery – the cross-border enforcement of high-value judgments can become complex quickly, especially against recalcitrant debtors and sovereign entities. Kobre & Kim’s Miami-based Adriana Riviere-Badell, who focuses on complex multijurisdictional civil litigation, explores key considerations for global practitioners at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Caribbean Insolvency Symposium in Puerto Rico, during a session at 10:00 am on January 24, 2024.

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Accolades December 14, 2023

Kobre & Kim Placed in 2023 Global Restructuring Review 100

Global Restructuring Review has placed Kobre & Kim on its seventh annual GRR 100, the most comprehensive edition of its guide to the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.

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Accolades December 4, 2023

Peter Tyers-Smith and Jalil Asif KC Recommended by Who’s Who Legal for Commercial Litigation in Cayman Islands

In recognition of their extensive experience representing clients and their global business interests in cross-border commercial disputes and investigations with an offshore nexus, Who’s Who Legal has honored Peter Tyers-Smith and Jalil Asif KC among the top practitioners for “Commercial Litigation – Cayman Islands.”

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Accolades November 30, 2023

Kobre & Kim Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index

Kobre & Kim is proud to have received a top score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

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