The Snowball of HNW Litigation: How HNW Disputes Turn Ugly and Tips for De-Escalation

About this webinar

During this session Chambers HNW Editor Simon Christian and Kobre & Kim Partners Robin Rathmell, Carrie Tendler and Sean S. Buckley will discuss the crucial role an adviser can play in spotting when an everyday matter is turning into a dispute or investigation.

The webinar will be followed by a live Q&A session.

Key discussion points will include:

  • How a HNWI’s legal issues can be contained by the deployment of proactive strategies aimed at equipping HNWIs to meet forthcoming challenges from the strongest position possible.
  • How to spot when a cross-border, contentious litigation or investigation is imminent.
  • How to deploy in-court and out-of-court strategies to protect your client’s assets, liberty and reputation.

Event Details:
Event date
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
01:00 pm - 01:45 pm UTC
Event location
Event tiers
Law Firms - Free
In-House Legal Teams - Free

In association with:
Simon Christian, speaker at chambers webinars
Simon Christian, Editor - Chambers and Partners
Simon was a researcher and later a deputy editor on the Chambers UK team, before becoming editor of the Chambers High Net Worth guide. He has an LLB in Laws from University College London. He also studied for the BPTC at City Law School and was Called to the Bar at Middle Temple.
Robin Rathmell
Robin Rathmell, Lawyer - Kobre & Kim
Robin Rathmell is a dual qualified English barrister and U.S. lawyer who represents HNWIs related to civil and criminal asset forfeiture, trusts, commercial and insolvency litigation, INTERPOL, and international sanctions regimes. He also handles the parallel reputation management and crisis communications issues arising from these engagements. All of Mr. Rathmell’s engagements are cross-border and usually span several jurisdictions, legal systems and asset-holding structures. He represents high-profile clients in their most complex legal matters, including Jho Low in global legal matters related to 1MBD; Princess Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein in matters wrongly linking her to a money laundering investigation that saw the former king, Juan Carlos, depart Spain; Several Unaoil executives in asset defense matters arising out of an international bribery scandal; and Beny Steinmetz in a US $1.8 billion dispute with Vale S.A. regarding allegations of fraud. Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Rathmell practiced with Serle Court in London.
Carrie Tendler
Carrie Tendler, Lawyer - Kobre & Kim
Carrie Tendler focuses her practice on representing high-net-worth individuals in asset forfeiture and confiscation matters involving both onshore and offshore trusts. More specifically, she conducts asset vulnerability analyses both offensively to aid asset recovery and judgment enforcement efforts against adversaries, as well as defensively to help high-net-worth individuals evaluate lawful asset defense strategies in anticipation of sovereign-driven forfeiture attempts and international judgment enforcement arising out of commercial and bankruptcy proceedings where our client is a debtor. Before joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Tendler practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, representing institutional clients in civil and regulatory actions. Earlier in her career, she clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Sean Buckley
Sean Buckley, Lawyer - Kobre & Kim
Sean Buckley, a former U.S. DOJ prosecutor, represents HNWIs in cross-border government investigations and enforcement actions involving allegations of money laundering and sanctions violations. With an extensive background in national security law, he also advocates for clients affected by sanctions issued by The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the U.S. Department of Commerce, including the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR) and the Weapons of Mass Destructions sanctions, as well as other issues relating to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). Mr. Buckley’s experience also extends defending HNWIs against U.S. extradition requests and INTERPOL Red Notices. Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Buckley served as a DOJ prosecutor, most recently as co-chief of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Earlier in his career, he practiced at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
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Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 • 01:00 pm UTC
The Snowball of HNW Litigation: How HNW Disputes Turn Ugly and Tips for De-Escalation
Law Firms - Free
In-House Legal Teams - Free