Joe Payne

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Joe Payne, a partner in Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, is a commercial litigator. He acts primarily for commercial clients across a range of sectors, including real estate and financial services.

Joe is regularly recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories and has been praised as being “impressively commercial,” for “command[ing] respect across the market” and for his “focused advice and strong commercial understanding.” Most recently, Joe has been described as being “a property insolvency guru—a lawyer who never gives in, he is tenacious and impossible to ignore” and as an “excellent lawyer who fights his cause well on landlord and tenant disputes, amongst other matters.”

Joe is a solicitor advocate and appears regularly in the High Court. He undertakes all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation and expert determination.

Shown below is a selection of Joe’s engagements.

  • Representation of a financial services business in securing in the Privy Council the dismissal of proceedings commenced in Gibraltar by a US trustee in bankruptcy.
  • Representation of a hospitality business in obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction relating to assets owned by an employee who had been stealing from her employer.
  • Representation of an individual in securing the discharge of a worldwide freezing injunction obtained in relation to an Irish property transaction.
  • Representation of a client in the enforcement of covenants relating to valuable parking rights benefitting a substantial West End property.
  • Representation of an individual in obtaining an injunction preventing a development that would breach a right of light.
  • Representation of a mining company in acting in an ICC arbitration relating to a mine in Africa.
  • Representation of a client in obtaining in England a judgement against a BVI company and enforcing that judgement overseas.
  • Representation of a client in arbitrations concerning rent review provisions in leases.


Chambers UK, 2014, 2016
Legal 500 - UK Individual, 2014


  • BVC, Inns of Court School of Law
  • PGDL, Nottingham Law School
  • BA, University of Cambridge

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales


2014, 2016
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