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  Kate Sumpter



Kate is a partner in our Financial Services Regulatory practice. She has over 14 years’ experience in the financial services sector and has extensive experience of dealing with complex regulatory-driven structural change projects for UK and international banks. Kate is a core member of Allen & Overy’s Brexit team, working with clients to develop their Brexit plans, including the design and implementation of their legal entity structures. Recently, she led on the regulatory aspects of Allen & Overy’s mandate to advise HSBC on ring-fencing and operational continuity implementation.

Kate has advised a number of banks on the drafting of Recovery and Resolution Plans, and various institutions and government authorities on liability management exercises and resolutions. She regularly advices financial market infrastructure entities on regulatory matters affecting their operations and members.

Kate has acted as a member of the Banking Liaison Panel, a working group established by HM Treasury to consider bank and investment failure, on behalf of ISDA, and is a member of the FMLC’s Brexit advisory group. Kate was recognised by Legal 500 UK 2017 as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and was recommended by clients for having “an excellent understanding of the regulatory landscape in Europe for both buy and sell side clients”. She was recognised as “Best in Financial Regulation” at the Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 2002

Admitted as solicitor, High Court of Australia, 2002

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2006

Academic qualifications

BCom LLB, University of Wollongong, 2001

Graduate Diploma, Advanced Insolvency Law & Practice, University of Southern Queensland, 2004

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