KATE IS A PARTNER IN THE FIRM’S ASSETS & STRUCTURED FINANCE GROUP.
Kate specialises in asset finance with a focus on shipping. She has experience on a variety of transactions including ECA-backed products, offshore and FSRU financings and container and cruise ship financings and has advised on loan facilities, leasing arrangements and leasetails, portfolio transfers, complex restructurings and intercreditor agreements.
Kate has acted for owners, lenders and charterers and is listed as a Key Lawyer at the firm in the Transport Finance and Leasing category by Legal 500.
Kate joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2007 as a trainee solicitor and qualified into the Asset Finance group of the Paris office in 2009 before returning to the London office in January 2012.
- Advised MSC Cruises on a ECA backed debt financing facility in excess of US$2 billion to fund the newbuilding programme for their four new luxury class ships currently under construction at Fincantieri, Italy.
- 2006 · College of Law, Legal Practice Course
- 2005 · University of Exeter, Bachelor of Laws, LLB (Hons)
memberships & associations
- Law Society of England & Wales