Litigator Ulrich Payne will join Kobre & Kim as a partner in the Cayman Islands office in January.
Payne will bolster the firm’s offshore capabilities to address complex, cross-border disputes on behalf of clients in major global financial markets around the world, the firm said in a press release.
Payne has a track record of representing clients in cross-border matters, including those involving complex financial products, contentious restructuring and insolvency proceedings, contentious boardroom and shareholder issues, and asset-recovery efforts.
“In the kinds of high-stakes global disputes that we work on, we are seeing a growing demand for top-tier offshore litigation capabilities,” said Steven Kobre, founding partner of Kobre & Kim. “Bringing Ulrich on board will complement our offshore offerings in matters such as insolvency and cross-border judgment enforcement, where we exclusively serve as special litigation counsel in partnership with other law firms.”
Payne’s experience spans court proceedings in the English High Court and the Cayman Islands Grand Court, as well as the English and Cayman Islands Court of Appeal and the Privy Council, mostly in the context of multi-jurisdictional litigation in the US, Middle East, Russia and Asia.
He also has extensive experience with high-value, complex international arbitrations.
Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Payne practised at Ogier, where he advised on multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar global disputes and worked on regulatory and internal investigations for international corporate clients. Before joining Ogier, Payne practised at Kirkland & Ellis in London. He is admitted in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and as a non-practising lawyer in England and Wales.