Michael Popkin, Campbells Law Firm in Cayman Islands
Michael is a counsel in our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Group, based in our Hong Kong office. He has extensive experience in complex cross-border transactions and disputes, focusing primarily on contentious and non-contentious aspects of distressed or failed investment funds and trust structures with connections to the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. In that context, he advises insolvency practitioners, creditors, shareholders, directors and professional service providers in relation to commercial disputes, liquidations, provisional liquidations, schemes of arrangement, fraud, arbitrations and other relevant issues.

Michael joined Campbells in our Cayman Islands office in January 2016 following 14 years of practice in the litigation and dispute resolution department of a leading Australian law firm and 10 years of legal practice in multiple jurisdictions in Southeast Asia. He relocated to Campbells’ Hong Kong office in late 2017.

Qualifications and Admissions

  • University of Toronto, BA Linguistics, History and French, 1989
  • University of British Columbia, LL.B, 1993
  • Attorney at Law, New York, 1997 (non-practicing)
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia, 2006
  • Attorney at Law, Cayman Islands, 2016
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong, 2017

Prior Career History

  • Siam Premier, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Allens, Sydney, Australia

Professional Associations

  • Cayman Islands Law Society
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists (Cayman) Association Ltd. (RISA)