Campbells is pleased to announce the recruitment of three new lawyers to the firm’s Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, namely, Michael Popkin, Hamid Khanbhai and Hilary West. “We are delighted to welcome these individuals to our team, which has experienced significant growth over the last two years,” commented Guy Manning, Partner and Head of Campbells’ Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group. He adds, “These key hires reflect the increasing demand for our offshore expertise in complex, cross-border matters and our commitment to meeting those demands.”
Michael Popkin joins Campbells as a Senior Associate from top tier firm Allens in Australia where he was a key member of their restructuring & insolvency team for the past 14 years. Michael is a highly experienced commercial litigator who specialises in complex cross-border transactions, with a particular emphasis on corporate restructuring and insolvency issues, both contentious and non-contentious. Michael brings tremendous experience to the firm having been involved in some of the highest profile matters brought before the State and Federal Australian courts. Prior to his practice in Australia, Michael spent the previous decade advising international clients on legal issues arising out of investment and commercial disputes in Southeast Asia.
Previously a barrister at 4 New Square in London, Hamid Khanbhai has joined the firm as a Senior Associate after completing a three month secondment. Hamid has extensive experience dealing with large-scale multi-party litigation and his practice encompasses commercial litigation as well as insolvency, restructuring and investment fund litigation. Hamid also has particular expertise in insurance/reinsurance, shipping, construction and professional negligence disputes as well has professional liability claims and arbitration.
Hilary West, Senior Associate, is a highly experienced commercial litigation and competition lawyer, with a unique blend of regulation advisory and dispute resolution experience. Prior to joining Campbells, Hilary practised at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Australia.
About Campbells’ Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group:
Campbells is widely recognised for its litigation strength and has particular expertise in investment funds disputes and all aspects of the liquidations of investment funds. Members of the department appear before the Grand Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council and have been involved in numerous reported cases. Clients range from large international, financial and trading organisations to liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy of international and local entities, participants in investment and trust structures and Cayman Islands Government Agencies. In particular, we have substantial experience acting for liquidators, management, creditors and shareholders of distressed companies in cross border restructurings and liquidations.