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Kate Astley



Kate Astley
Kate Astley



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.

News & insights


News: 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Germany's leading port operator HHLA on the entry of Chinese COSCO into the terminal business

Allen & Overy has advised Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in connection with the strategic investment by COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) in HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).

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Publications: 30 APRIL 2021

Towards mandatory TCFD

The recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD) are voluntary, but are fast gaining traction within sustainability/ESG policy and regulation.

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Red carpeted walk way/bridge inside building with glass meeting rooms

Publications: 05 FEBRUARY 2021

Enhanced climate-related financial risk disclosure for companies with UK-listed shares

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has implemented a new Listing Rule applicable to premium listed commercial companies which is designed to help users of their financial statements understand how…

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AGMs and Annual Reports - what you need to know this year

Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2020

Podcast: AGMs and Annual Reports: What you need to know this year

In this podcast our team of A&O experts cover the key issues company secretaries and their teams need to think about when preparing for their next AGM and Annual Report.

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2003


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