Alistair is recognised as a leading intellectual property lawyer in international legal directories World Intellectual Property Review, World Trademark Review, WIPR Leaders, Chambers Europe, European Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars, Who’s Who Legal.

Alistair Payne is the founder of Acuatus. He is praised as a "standout lawyer - very knowledgeable, pragmatic and experienced. A real expert in trade mark and domain name work." Others admire him as "extremely technically savvy, without any compromise on commercial awareness."

Chambers Europe 2016,

“The firm’s IP practice is led by Alistair Payne who is widely respected in contentious and non-contentious IP matters. “Alistair is an excellent lawyer. He handles patent litigation very well” says one peer. Payne is indeed an IP star.

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook – Patents 2015,

Alistair Payne is “head and shoulders above the rest".

“….. has a profound understanding of trademark law and can quickly get to the heart of even the thorniest matter.

World Trademark Review 1000 2015,

Peers and patrons alike never run out of good things to say about ‘leading Irish lawyer’ Alistair Payne, who is ‘knowledgeable, proactive and commercially astute’.

“We have always found him to be very efficient and thorough, with a good understanding of the particular issues of concern to public research institutes.”

Alistair Payne is “dedicated to providing quality service and excellent legal advice to our mutual clients”.

IAM Patent 1000 2015,