Kate is a partner in Ogier’s investment funds practice in Hong Kong with a focus on private equity and trust structures. She advises a large number of sponsors and fund managers as well as their onshore counsel on the establishment and structuring of private equity funds, hedge funds and other closed ended and opened ended fund structures. She also advises LPs, managers, trustees, family offices, HNWIs, administrators and other service providers on fund related issues and other corporate matters.
Kate joined Ogier Hong Kong in 2010 from Allen & Overy where she trained as a finance lawyer. She is well placed to advise on the full life-cycle of an investment fund, including advising on downstream investment transactions, shareholder arrangements, holding structures, liquidations, financings and regulatory matters in respect of both Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law.
Kate obtained her Bachelor of Science from Nottingham University and subsequently completed her graduate diploma in law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course with distinction at Nottingham Law School. Kate is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, admitted in the British Virgin Islands and registered as a foreign lawyer in Hong Kong.