Expertise: Funds, private equity, acquisitions, reorganisations, migrations, corporate finance, protected/incorporated cell companies.
Kate joined the firm in 2006, after 10 years as a corporate and financial services lawyer at leading City firm Withers LLP. Prior to that, she gained extensive experience as a trust and company administrator in Guernsey.
Kate acts for local fiduciaries, licensees and banks, as well as multinational companies, intermediaries, private owner-managed businesses and high net worth individuals. She specialises in advising on the establishment and administration of all types of funds, financial services, banking, finance and regulatory issues, as well as having a significant corporate/commercial practice.
The Chambers 2013 directory notes that Kate is "very strong and commercial in her approach" and is "responsive and knowledgeable" and Chambers Global 2011 reports that "Ovenden impresses with the quality of her private equity, funds, M&A and protected and incorporated cell companies expertise." The Legal 500 2011/12 directory say that Kate is "developing fast" and PLC Which Lawyer 2011 recommends Kate in investment funds.
Kate is currently Secretary to the Guernsey Bar and a member of the committee of Women in Professions in Guernsey.
Professional: Advocate - Guernsey, Solicitor* - England & Wales.
Feb 25 2013
Oct 01 2012
Jul 12 2012
Jun 11 2012
Bedell Cristin has advised GI Partners, a leading private investment firm, on the Guernsey and Jersey legal aspects of its £82.7 million freehold acquisition, in partnership with Rowan Asset Management, of Aldwych House.
Dec 13 2011
Aug 25 2011