Katie is a prinicpal associate in the corporate team based in the London office.

Katie advises national and international clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, corporate governance, investments, joint ventures, restructures and shareholder arrangements. In recent years Katie has specialised in acting on a number of cross-border joint ventures and buyouts, mainly with European or Middle-Eastern focus.

Katie also has experience in acting for a number of AIM and Main Market listed companies, nominated advisers and brokers on reverse takeovers, initial public offerings, secondary fundraisings and regulatory compliance. In 2018, Katie co-authored Thomson Reuters’ annual regulatory overview of UK Equity Capital Markets.

Key recent and historic transactions include:

  • acting on the share sale of a UK-headquartered international innervation group, with simultaneous Dutch and US group divestments;
  • advising the selling shareholders of Innervision Management Limited on its sale to IRIS Software Group, the largest privately held software group in the UK;
  • acting on a US$160million disposal for a Cayman-based entity and its shareholders of its joint venture interests in Cyprus, Dubai, Turkey and Africa to its German co-shareholder under English law;
  • advising the selling shareholders of Indigo Planning on its sale to Canadian-listed global services firm, WSP;
  • working with the UK arm of a US-headquartered group on the US$120million acquisition of an international technology and IP group based in Australia, Asia and the UK; and
  • advising a Saudi Arabian group of companies on a new joint venture and related arrangements with its German partner under English law.

Prior to joining Shoosmiths, Katie spent a number of years within the London office of a growing national firm and previously worked in-house with 3M, managing the group’s UK company secretarial compliance.

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