Overview

Kate is a partner in the European Restructuring Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

Kate has extensive restructuring and insolvency experience, including advising strategic investors, insolvency practitioners, turnaround managers, directors, debtors and creditors in all forms of national and international financial restructurings and insolvencies.

Kate is responsible for establishing and maintaining restructuring and insolvency knowhow, training and technical business development initiatives in the London office.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

“Gategroup: UK Restructuring Plans Are Insolvency Proceedings; Classes Split,” International Corporate Rescue, March 2021

“The English Courts’ First Dive into Cross-Class Cram-Down,” International Corporate Rescue, March 2021

“Addressing Post-Brexit Limitations of Cross-Border Recognition of Restructuring and Insolvency Proceedings in Europe,” International Corporate Rescue, January 2021

“The First UK Restructuring Plan: Learning Points from Virgin Atlantic,” International Corporate Rescue, November 2020

“When Can a Company’s Shareholders and Creditors Claim Against Third Parties? Reflective Loss Following the Supreme Court’s Decision in Marex,” International Corporate Rescue, October 2020

“How Will an Arbitration Agreement Influence the Court’s Approach in Relation to a Winding Up Petition?” Thomson Reuters, August 2020 

“Debenhams’ CVA Upheld in Major Test Case,” Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, December 2019

“Bondholder Take Control of Lebara Via Enforcement,” August 2019

“UK Tax Insolvency Reforms,” July 2019

“Latest Retail CVA Technology: Foreign Leases, Business Rates and Turnover Rents in Focus,” March 2019

“Brexit: Deal or No Deal?” March 2019

“Noble’s Restructuring Now Effective; Lessons for Future Schemes,” December 2018

Memberships & Affiliations

INSOL

Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association Technical Committee

R3: The Association of Business Recovery Professionals

International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • Nottingham Law SchoolLegal Practice CourseDistinction2005
  • University of CambridgeM.A., Law (Cantab)2004