Oliver Payne

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Oliver Payne
He is extremely intelligent, professional and efficient. A delight to work with. He will go the extra mile for clients IFLR 1000, 2020

Overview

Oliver is Head of Dispute Resolution in Asia. His practice spans all aspects of offshore litigation and includes complex, high value fund, shareholder and banking disputes, cross-border insolvency, and breaches of directors and trustees' duties. He is a key member of the firm's global Restructuring and Corporate Recovery team. He also has experience of resolving disputes via arbitration and mediation.
  • Background & experience

    Oliver has appeared numerous times before the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and regularly works with or against silks from some of the top London sets. As a Solicitor-Advocate, Oliver holds higher rights of audience.

    His recent work has included acting for a large financial institution involved in multi-billion dollar Cayman insolvency proceedings, and advising creditors, shareholders and liquidators in a number of Cayman insolvencies. Oliver has also been heavily engaged in a number of Cayman cases involving shareholder dissent rights.

    Oliver is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Restructuring and Corporate Recovery team. He has had conduct of member and creditor schemes of arrangements, advised large Asian financial institutions, funds and private equity on distressed positions in Cayman and BVI entities, and worked on fraud and asset tracing claims arising in the liquidation context.

    Oliver relocated from Ogier's Cayman Islands office to Hong Kong in 2016, following a secondment to the Hong Kong office in the summer of 2015.

    Prior to joining Ogier in 2009, Oliver trained and worked as a solicitor in Herbert Smith’s Litigation and Arbitration Division in London. During his six and a half years at Herbert Smith, Oliver worked in Hong Kong and undertook secondments to UBS and Credit Suisse.

    He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the University of Bristol in 2001 and completed the Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice in 2002.

    Admitted in:

    2014 - British Virgin Islands
    2010 - Cayman Islands
    2005 - England and Wales

    Oliver is a Registered Foreign Lawyer regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

    Memberships:

    • Cayman Islands Law Society
    • Law Society of England and Wales
    • Hong Kong Law Society (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association
    • INSOL International
    • IWIRC

    概要

    Oliver是奥杰Ogier争议解决部门的亚洲区主管。他的业务涵盖离岸诉讼的各个层面,包括复杂且高价值的基金、股东與银行纠纷、跨境破产以及违反董事和受讬人职责的诉讼。他是奥杰Ogier全球重组和企业复苏团队的重要成员。他还具有以仲裁和调解的方式解决争议的经验。

    专业领域

    • 欧洲及亚洲的英属维尔京群岛法律及开曼群岛法律
    • 银行业务纠纷
    • 公司及金融服务纠纷
    • 争议解决
    • 执行法庭判决和裁决
    • 欺诈及资产追踪
    • 基金纠纷
    • 国际仲裁
    • 重组及企业复苏
    • 股东及估值纠纷
    • 信托纠纷及私人客户

    背景及经验

    Oliver曾多次在开曼群岛大法院的金融服务部门出席法院聆讯为客户訟辯,并经常与伦敦一些顶级御用大律师进行合作。Oliver并拥有事务訟辯律师的资格,因此拥有于高级法院聆讯的席上发言权。

    他近期的案件包括代表一家大型金融机构处理涉及数十亿美元的开曼破产程序,并在一些开曼清盘案中为债权人、股东和清盘人提供咨询。Oliver亦处理了大量涉及股东异议权的开曼案件。

    Oliver是奥杰Ogier重组和企业复苏部门的重要成员。他专门负责公司成员和债权人債務整理方案,并为大型亚洲金融机构、基金和私募股权投资机构提供有关处于困境的开曼和英属维尔京群岛机构的咨询服务,并处理与清盘案件有关的欺诈行为和资产追索索赔。

    Oliver在2015年夏天短暂借调到奥杰Ogier香港的办公室后,于2016年正式从奥杰Ogier开曼群岛办公室调职到香港。

    Oliver于2009年加入奥杰Ogier前在史密夫斐尔律师事务所Herbert Smith伦敦分行的诉讼和仲裁部门实习,并任职事务律师。在史密夫斐尔律师事务所Herbert Smith任职的六年半期间,Oliver也曾被借调到瑞银和瑞士信贷香港分行担任律师。

    他于2001年获得布里斯托大學法律学士(荣誉)学位,并于2002年完成牛津法律实践学院的法律实践课程。

    Oliver 是香港律师会的注册海外律师。

    Oliver是开曼群岛律師會、英格蘭及威爾斯律師會、香港律师会﹙注册海外律师﹚、美国破产协会、重组和破产专家协会、INSOL及IWIRC的會員。

     

    执业资格

    2014年 - 英属维尔京群岛

    2010年 - 开曼群岛

    2005年 - 英格兰和威尔斯

     

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  • Recognition

    He is extremely intelligent, professional and efficient. A delight to work with. He will go the extra mile for clients IFLR 1000, 2020
    Recommended for his commercial litigation expertise and particularly noted for his adroitness at handling complex financial problems. Legal 500 2019
    Notable practitioner IFLR 1000 2019
    Notable practitioner IFLR 1000 2018
    Key figure Legal 500 2016
    Shortlisted for restructuring and insolvency lawyer of the year award, December 2015, Cayman Islands Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association
    Experienced practitioner Legal 500 2012
    Oliver has been outstanding and I greatly appreciate the highly efficient service and support he has provided. Client feedback (Head of Compliance, advised on Scheme of Arrangement)
    Organised and gets to grips with the issues Client feedback (Director of defrauded Investment Fund)
    Thanks again Oliver, I really appreciate the excellence and great work. Client feedback (Director of distressed Investment Fund)
    Thank you again for your wonderful help and assistance with the case. Client feedback (Trustee, represented in Cayman litigation)
    Great thanks … for all the hard work put in advising and helping the directors. Client feedback (Director of Investment Fund subject to shareholder claims)