Our People

Our global offices allow us to bring together the right team of U.S. litigators, English barristers and solicitors (including Queen's Counsel), Hong Kong solicitors, and offshore lawyers equipped to handle the unique issues inherent in complex cross-border disputes and investigations. Our team of lawyers includes former U.S. federal and state prosecutors, English and offshore judges, and arbitrators. 

Our team of legal analysts work closely with the lawyers and, under their supervision, provide research and analysis for every stage of a matter. In addition, the lawyers are supported by an executive team of technology, e-discovery, case management, and public relations professionals to provide clients with practical business solutions that complement the legal strategy. 

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  • Peter Tyers-Smith

    Lawyer

    Peter Tyers-Smith is an English barrister who focuses his practice on complex commercial and insolvency litigation, often venues in offshore jurisdictions with ties to Asia, the U.S. or Latin America.  

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    Cayman Islands
    9 Forum Lane, Suite 3207
    Camana Bay, Grand Cayman
    Cayman Islands, KY1-9006

    tel. +1 345 749 4032
    British Virgin Islands
    Commerce House, Waterfront Drive
    Road Town, Tortola VG 1110
    British Virgin Islands

    tel. +1 284 852 1600
  • Kiran Unni

    Lawyer

    Kiran Unni is an English barrister focused on complex multijurisdictional disputes, particularly those involving allegations of fraud and misconduct and typically involving multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Unni has acted in English High Court litigation and international arbitrations across a range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, banking, private equity, shipping, technology and telecommunications.

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    London
    Tower 42
    25 Old Broad Street
    London, EC2N 1HQ

    tel. +44 (0) 20 3301 6586
  • Xinyi Wan

    Analyst

    Xinyi Wan, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense.

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    Shanghai
    42nd Floor
    HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui
    288 Shimen Yi Road
    Shanghai, 200041
    People's Republic of China (PRC)

    tel. +86 21 3210 2184
  • Nan Wang

    Lawyer

    Nan Wang represents clients in cross-border disputes, especially in matters involving multinational companies and state-owned enterprises (SOE) operating in the People’s Republic of China.

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    Shanghai
    42nd Floor
    HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui
    288 Shimen Yi Road
    Shanghai, 200041
    People's Republic of China (PRC)

    tel. +86 21 3210 2187
  • Alexandra Warshay

    Analyst

    Alexandra Warshay, under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 646 453 1175
  • Merrick Ricardo Watson

    Lawyer

    Merrick Watson focuses his practice on civil disputes, insolvency litigation and international judgment enforcement. He advises clients on matters that involve both onshore and offshore jurisdictions, including civil fraud cases, asset recovery and debtor-creditor disputes.

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    British Virgin Islands
    Commerce House, Waterfront Drive
    Road Town, Tortola VG 1110
    British Virgin Islands

    tel. +1 284 852 1603
  • Wade Weems

    Lawyer

    A former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor, Wade Weems counsels corporations and individuals with Asia ties in cross-border criminal cases and internal investigations stemming from U.S. government enforcement actions, particularly those alleging bribery or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, theft, fraud and money laundering.

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    Shanghai
    42nd Floor
    HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui
    288 Shimen Yi Road
    Shanghai, 200041
    People's Republic of China (PRC)

    tel. +86 21 3210 2189
  • Margarita Wegner

    Analyst

    Margarita Wegner, under the supervision of the firm's lawyers, provides support on matters involving government enforcement defense.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 646 448 6282
  • Hartley M. K. West

    Lawyer

    Hartley West is an accomplished trial lawyer with extensive experience in white-collar criminal and asset forfeiture matters. She has handled cases and investigations involving alleged violations of antitrust, trade secret, securities fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, public corruption, national security and export enforcement laws. These matters often involve a connection between Asia-Pacific and the United States.

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    San Francisco
    150 California Street, 19th Floor
    San Francisco, California 94111

    tel. +1 415 582 4781
  • Roger Wilkes

    Chief Operating Officer

    Roger Wilkes is the Chief Operating Officer at Kobre & Kim. He has more than 18 years of experience in professional services, including more than a decade leading operations and transformation. Mr. Wilkes provides strategic vision, insights and leadership throughout Kobre & Kim’s entire organization to drive success. Mr. Wilkes oversees the entire operations function that supports the legal practice on a daily basis, and promotes continuity while maximizing efficiency and innovation.

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    New York
    800 Third Avenue
    New York, New York 10022

    tel. +1 212 488 1200