Daily News: December 6, 2019

Kobre & Kim Adds Offshore Litigator Payne


Ulrich Payne, an offshore and onshore litigator, will be joining Kobre & Kim as a partner in its Cayman Islands office.

The addition of Payne bolsters Kobre & Kim’s offshore capabilities to address complex, cross-border disputes on behalf of clients in major global financial markets.

“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, almost always where those proceedings have formed part of multi-jurisdictional litigation in the U.S., Middle East, Russia and Asia.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Payne practiced 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. Previously he practiced at Kirkland & Ellis in London.