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Kate Astley

Counsel

London

Astley Kate
Kate Astley

Counsel

London

Kate has over a decade of experience in 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 Group plc, The Sage Group plc and Great Portland Estates plc.

 

News & insights

Exterior of a modern high rise building

Publications: 02 DECEMBER 2020

Material adverse effect clauses and Covid-19

A Material Adverse Effect clause in an SPA excluded conditions resulting from a pandemic except where those conditions would have a disproportionate effect on the target companies as compared to…

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Exterior of a modern high rise building

Publications: 02 DECEMBER 2020

Reflective loss rule does not apply to claim by indirect shareholder

The rule against reflective loss does not apply to a claim by an “indirect” shareholder in a company. Applying the rule, as restated by the majority of the Supreme Court in Marex v Sevilleja, to a…

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City skyline

News: 02 DECEMBER 2020

A&O performs strongly in latest Adviser Rankings tables

A&O has maintained its top five position in the Adviser Rankings tables ranking third by number of FTSE 100 clients and fifth by number of FTSE 250 clients in the November 2020 tables.

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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