Kate Ovenden

Managing Partner | Partner
Overview

Kate joined the firm in 2006, after 10 years as a corporate and financial services lawyer at leading City firm Withers LLP. Prior to that, she gained extensive experience as a trust and company administrator in Guernsey.

Kate acts for local fiduciaries, licensees and banks, as well as multinational companies, intermediaries, private owner-managed businesses and high net worth individuals. She specialises in advising on banking and finance matters, the establishment and administration of all types of investment funds and related structures, financial services and regulatory issues, as well as having a significant corporate and commercial practice.

Professional
  • Advocate - Guernsey
  • Solicitor - England & Wales (non-practising)
Credentials
  • Band 2 'Leader in their field' - Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017
  • 'Leading individual' - Legal 500 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 
  • IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022
  • 'Highly regarded' in investment funds, private equity and mergers & acquisitions - IFLR1000 2022, 2021
  • 'Leading Lawyer' in investment funds, private equity and mergers & acquisitions - IFLR1000 2020, 2019, 2018

Kate Ovenden led from the front supported by equally committed individuals who made it their business to know our business and to guide us through a project.

Legal 500 UK

Kate Ovenden is very approachable, knowledgeable and calm under pressure.

Legal 500 UK

Kate Ovenden is described by commentators as an 'authority on banking transactions'

Chambers and Partners

She is very commercial and pragmatic especially in terms of contract negotiations.

Chambers and Partners

She couldn't be more helpful - she goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Chambers Global

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