International Judgment Enforcement & Offshore Asset Recovery

Kobre & Kim currently acts as enforcement counsel on the two largest international arbitration award enforcement projects in the world. As the only firm able to deliver the full spectrum of global asset recovery services, our team has been featured on the cover of The Wall Street Journal and recognized repeatedly in legal industry publications as one of the most highly regarded judgment enforcement/asset recovery firms.


Events May 9, 2022

Amanda Tuminelli Joins Chainalysis Link NYC 2022 Conversation on Identifying and Seizing Virtual Assets

The rise in popularity of digital assets like cryptocurrency is inevitably paired with a concurrent rise in fraud and theft. How should victims and other stakeholders approach tracking down and recovering stolen assets when they take a virtual form? Kobre & Kim’s Amanda Tuminelli, who represents clients in the digital currency industry in cross-border asset recovery campaigns, shares her insights during a Chainalysis Link NYC 2022 session at 4:15 pm New York time, May 18, 2022.

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Publications May 3, 2022

Evelyn Sheehan, David McGill, Benjamin Sauter, Amanda Tuminelli in Chambers: Innovating Traditional Asset Recovery Tools to Recover Crypto

As digital asset and cryptocurrency fraud proliferate, recovering stolen funds means applying traditional asset recovery techniques in newer and more innovative ways. In Chambers’ latest International Fraud and Asset Tracing Global Practice Guide, Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan, David McGill, Benjamin Sauter and Amanda Tuminelli walk through how, with the help of enhanced blockchain forensics, civil litigation and government seizures, victims of fraud can successfully make themselves whole again.

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Events April 29, 2022

Amanda Tuminelli Shares Litigator Tips on Recovering Cryptocurrency During OffshoreAlert Miami 2022 Conference

As the use of digital and cryptocurrency rises, so too do instances of crypto fraud and theft, increasing the need for asset recovery specialists, investigators and litigators to adapt their techniques to handle this new technology. Kobre & Kim’s Amanda Tuminelli, who represents clients in the digital currency industry in government investigations, shared her experience in this area at the OffshoreAlert Miami 2022 conference during a panel discussion on April 25, 2022.

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Events April 15, 2022

Jef Klazen Discusses Russian Nationalization of Foreign Assets and Investor-State Disputes in Columbia Law Panel

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and imposition of sanctions, many foreign companies and investors have sought to divest from and leave Russia. However, Russia has proposed a bill to nationalize the operations of companies that leave, raising the possibility of investor-state disputes and ISDS claims. Kobre & Kim’s Jef Klazen, who focuses on international judgment enforcement and asset recovery against sovereign entities, examined the unique issues presented by this situation during a panel hosted by Columbia Law School on April 12, 2022.

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Publications April 6, 2022

Jalil Asif QC, Peter Tyers-Smith and Ilona Groark Pen ICLG Chapter on Enforcing Foreign Judgments in Cayman

The Cayman Islands is a key offshore jurisdiction for judgment creditors in cross-border enforcement campaigns. Kobre & Kim’s Cayman-based Jalil Asif QC, Peter Tyers-Smith and Ilona Groark detailed the main insights in the jurisdiction for creditors in a chapter of International Comparative Legal Guide’s “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2022.”

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Publications April 5, 2022

Andrew Stafford QC, Timothy de Swardt, Melisa Ortes González, Calvin Koo on Crypto Jurisprudence in Common Law Jurisdictions

The landscape of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency has long seemed like a Wild West. But as Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford QC, Timothy de Swardt, Melisa Ortes González and Calvin Koo detail in Commercial Dispute Resolution, in jurisdictions like the United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong and the United States, the sheriff is very much in town.

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Events April 5, 2022

Gabriela Ruiz Unpacks Asset Recovery in Select Latin American Jurisdictions in University of Florida Levin College of Law Lecture

For creditors trying to recover assets, getting their arbitration awards or judgments recognized in Latin America can be a challenge. Kobre & Kim’s Miami and São Paulo-based Gabriela Ruiz, who focuses on asset recovery and other disputes in Latin America, unpacks the key issues in a virtual lecture hosted by the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Center for Governmental Responsibility at 12:00 pm Miami time, Wednesday April 6, 2022.

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Events March 29, 2022

Calvin Koo Discusses Blockchain Technology and Arbitration in 6th CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration

As blockchain-related technologies – including cryptocurrency and smart contracts – proliferate, related disputes will grow as well, many of which will have to be resolved through arbitration. However, blockchain arbitrations remain rare, and unprecedented challenges may arise. Kobre & Kim’s Calvin Koo, who focuses on APAC digital assets disputes, will discuss these issues during the 6th CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration in a virtual panel at 5:00 pm India time / 7:30 pm Hong Kong time, April 1, 2022.

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Events March 18, 2022

Andrew Stafford QC Discusses Recovering from Cyber Fraud and Ransomware Attacks at C5 Fraud Conference Seminar

Instances of cyber fraud and ransomware attacks have grown more frequent and sophisticated, with global companies lying in the crosshairs. Kobre & Kim’s Andrew Stafford QC, who focuses on international asset tracing and recovery, joins the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Geneva conference to share next steps victims should take during a seminar at 10:30 am Geneva time, March 25, 2022.

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Firm News March 14, 2022

Kobre & Kim Wins Appellate Ruling over $10 Billion Arbitration Award

Kobre & Kim has won an important jurisdictional ruling from a federal appeals court for the engineering firm Process & Industrial Developments (P&ID) in its petition to confirm an arbitral award, now valued at US $10 billion, against the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

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Accolades February 28, 2022

Kobre & Kim and Lawyers Recognized in Multiple Chambers Global 2022 Categories

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.

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Events February 17, 2022

Jeremy Bressman on Criminal Processes in Civil Matters at ThoughtLeaders 4 Global Summit: Dublin

Kobre & Kim’s Jeremy Bressman, who represents corporate clients and individuals facing criminal allegations and enforcement proceedings, as well as in parallel civil litigation, will join a panel at the ThoughtLeaders 4 FIRE Starters Global Summit: Dublin at 11:40 am Dublin time on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

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Events December 14, 2021

Jason Kang on Why Law Students Should Practice Arbitration in Hong Kong During HKIAC Open Day

Hong Kong is a center of dispute resolution involving Chinese and foreign parties, and as Kobre & Kim’s Jason Kang explains during the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Open Day 2021, the city is a great choice for law school students and young practitioners aspiring to focus on global arbitration.

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Events December 8, 2021

Vasu Muthyala and Calvin Koo Join Webinar on the Cryptocurrency Legal Landscape in Asia

The legal environment for cryptocurrencies across Asia and the world is evolving rapidly. Hong Kong-based Vasu Muthyala, a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer, and Calvin Koo, who represents financial technology clients on digital currency disputes, join a webinar hosted by Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association to survey the landscape at 11:00 am India time / 1:30 pm Singapore time, December 15, 2021.

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Publications November 23, 2021

Andrew Stafford QC and Oleg Shaulko in Law360: Where Do The Bounds Of Sovereign Immunity Lie?

Kobre & Kim's London-based lawyers Andrew Stafford and Oleg Shaulko, who focus their practices on cross-border judgment enforcement matters involving sovereign entities, dive into the the issue of sovereign immunity in their article "How Immune are State Agents from Foreign Courts?" published in Law360.

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