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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.

News & insights

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News: 12 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Pendal Group Limited on its acquisition of TSW and associated capital raise

A multi-jurisdictional A&O team in Sydney, New York and Washington, D.C. advised Pendal Group on its agreement to acquire the Virginia-based investment manager, which will greatly expand its U.S.…

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Ocean

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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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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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