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.

Accolades August 12, 2020

Kobre & Kim Listed as Leading International Law Firm for India-Related Work

Kobre & Kim has been listed by India Business Law Journal as one of the “Regional and Specialist” firms among the 2020 leading international law firms for India-related work, with Kobre & Kim’s Vasu Muthyala spotlighted for his experience in cross-border government investigations and regulatory matters. 

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Publications August 10, 2020

Jason Short on OFAC Sanctions and Ransomware Payments

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.

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Events August 10, 2020

Lian Lian Discusses Global IP Dispute Resolution Strategies for Chinese Companies

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.

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Press Release August 7, 2020

Kobre & Kim, on Behalf of ETC Labs, to Pursue Ethereum Classic Blockchain Attackers

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.

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Client Alert August 5, 2020

When Sovereign Judgment Debtors Fight Back: Clashing with Titans

  • 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.

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Client Alert August 5, 2020

Clashing with Titans: Maximizing Returns on Sovereign Judgment Enforcement

  • 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.

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Publications August 4, 2020

Benjamin Sauter on the CFTC’s Strategic Plan for Digital Assets

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.

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Publications July 30, 2020

Michael Kim in Law360: On the Firm’s Past, Present and Future

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.

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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.

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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.

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Events July 22, 2020

Gabriela Ruiz Joins PwC Webinar on Post-Pandemic Cross-Border Investigations

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.

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Publications July 20, 2020

Evelyn Sheehan on the DOJ’s Challenges in Returning Corrupt Proceeds

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

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Events July 20, 2020

Martin De Luca Joins Panel Discussing DOJ Investigations into Brazilian Entities

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.

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Publications July 20, 2020

Ben Sirota on the DOJ Antitrust Division’s New Approach to Price-Fixing Cases

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.

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Publications July 17, 2020

Michael Kim and Daniel Lee Explain Extradition in South Korea for GIR

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.

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