Michael Popkin, Campbells Law Firm in Cayman Islands
Michael is an experienced commercial litigator who specialises in complex cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on corporate restructuring and insolvency issues, both contentious and non-contentious. In 2016, he joined Campbells in the Cayman Islands office from 14 years in the litigation and dispute resolution department of a leading Australian law firm where he was a key member of its restructuring and insolvency team.

Prior to his practice in Australia, he spent a decade advising international clients on legal issues arising out of investments and commercial disputes in Southeast Asia.

Qualifications and Admissions

  • University of Toronto, BA Linguistics, History and French, 1989
  • University of British Columbia, JD, 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 (non-practicing)
  • Attorney at Law, Cayman Islands, 2016

Prior Career History

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

Professional Associations

  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists (Cayman) Association Ltd. (RISA)