Catherine is a partner in the banking and finance team with a particular focus on trade, commodity and supply chain finance. Catherine acts for a variety of clients across the full range of trade, commodities and supply chain products including trade receivables finance, structured commodity finance and restructurings in the commodities sector. She has advised UK and global industry bodies on legal and regulatory issues affecting the trade and commodity finance community speaks at international industry conferences and contributes to trade finance publications. Catherine was recently invited to speak at the J.P. Morgan Trade Forum on the impact of Brexit on trade and supply chain finance structures.
Catherine regularly advises on BAFT-type participation arrangements. She is also heavily involved in the BAFT organisation and has spoken at their last two annual meetings and advised BAFT on regulatory matters affecting trade and supply chain finance. Catherine also acts for major market players on their supply chain programmes. She has helped a number of global banks develop innovative new products in this area, acts for global corporates in this field and is recognised in Legal 500 UK 2018 for her work in this field.
Ranked in the 50 Female Future Leaders - The FT & Heroes Champions of Women in Business lists 2018.
Catherine is recognised as a Next Generation Partner in both Emerging Markets and Trade and Commodity Finance in Legal 500 UK 2020.
Recognised as a leader in supply chain finance - Legal 500.
Allen & Overy LLP
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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2008
News & insights
Publications: 27 MARCH 2020
Implications for banking and consumer litigation during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, against the backdrop of the draft acts forming part of the "Anti-Crisis Shield" (the Draft Act), as at 26 March 2020.Read more
News: 19 MARCH 2020
Allen & Overy has been awarded Best Trade Finance Law Firm at the 2020 Trade Finance Global Awards. Selected by an independent external steering committee, A&O was recognised for being one of the few firms able to credibly advise on the full range of trade finance structures across key jurisdictions.Read more
Publications: 24 JUNE 2018
Sustainable finance is a rapidly developing market. Until recently the market for sustainable finance was made up primarily of bonds (and, to a lesser extent, term loans) funding "green" projects. Now sustainable lending increasingly provides flexible solutions to borrowers who wish to incorporate environmental, social or governance targets into their funding.Read more
Publications: 17 MAY 2018
As commodity prices begin to stabilise and the industry dusts itself off after the starkest regulatory recalibration and pricing downturn in many years, we find ourselves at a key inflection point in the timeline of the commodity finance industry.Read more