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Ulrich Payne
Lawyer
Cayman Islands
9 Forum Lane, Suite 3207
Camana Bay, Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands, KY1-9006
+1 345 749 4008
Cayman Islands
9 Forum Lane, Suite 3207
Camana Bay, Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands, KY1-9006
+1 345 749 4008

Ulrich Payne represents clients in high value, multijurisdictional disputes involving insolvency, restructuring, financial products and services, private equity and contentious boardroom and shareholder issues. He has experience in managing complex, cross-border asset recovery efforts, as well as conducting regulatory investigations for investment banks and other financial or international corporate institutions. Mr. Payne has advised on numerous high-value, cross-border disputes ranging in multimillion to multibillion U.S. dollar amounts across the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Russia and Asia.

Mr. Payne has been recognized in multiple legal directories, including a 2019 Chambers Global ranking in Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Insolvency, which described him as "a very gutsy litigator who is fabulous with clients and technically excellent on commercial cases".

He also serves the Cayman Islands government as a contributor to legislative subcommittees tasked with advising on the impact of important proposed legislation, such as contingency and conditional fee and third-party funding arrangements, as well as identifying and resolving procedural and legal issues arising in dissenting shareholder proceedings.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Payne practiced at Ogier in the Cayman Islands and previously at Kirkland & Ellis in London where he focused on a wide range of disputes, including complex financial products, investment funds, contentious restructuring and insolvency matters.

Admissions

  • Cayman Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • England and Wales

Education

  • Guilford College, LPC
  • Durham University, LLB

Accolades

  • Chambers Global, Up and Coming: Dispute Resolution (2019)
  • Legal 500 Caribbean, Dispute Resolution (2019)
  • Who's Who Legal (2019)

 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • INSOL, member
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialist Association, member

Credentials

Admissions

  • Cayman Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • England and Wales

Education

  • Guilford College, LPC
  • Durham University, LLB

Accolades

  • Chambers Global, Up and Coming: Dispute Resolution (2019)
  • Legal 500 Caribbean, Dispute Resolution (2019)
  • Who's Who Legal (2019)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • INSOL, member
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialist Association, member

“Great to work with - a real team player who can be relied on to fight a client's corner” – Legal 500 Caribbean

“A very gutsy litigator who is fabulous with clients and technically excellent on commercial cases” – Chambers Global

“Hands-on, realistic and sensitive to the equities of cases, while profoundly understanding the local courts and the appeals process” – Legal 500 Caribbean