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Kate Astley

Counsel

London

Kate Astley
Kate Astley

Counsel

London

Kate has more than 15 years’ experience advising listed clients on their annual reports, AGMs and ongoing corporate governance arrangements.

She works with Victoria Rankmore as part of Allen & Overy's dedicated team in this area, providing detailed knowledge of the law, regulation and market practice. Allen & Overy’s corporate governance practice is market leading, as acknowledged by its Tier 1 ranking by Legal 500. Kate and Victoria are specialists in this high profile area and advise companies across the firm’s listed client base, including Aviva plc, Direct Line Insurance Group plc, The Sage Group plc and Great Portland Estates plc.

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Publications: 14 October 2021

Podcast: Annual Reports and AGMs: What’s new for the upcoming season

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Expertise

Practices

Corporate and M&A

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2003

Academic

BA (Hons), Modern Languages, Exeter College, Oxford University, 1997