Gets the job done without the fuss.
Takes a sensible approach, rather than being obstructive.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Since 2000 Kate has specialised in Jersey commercial and corporate law in particular advising upon commercial property holding structures, banking and finance, Sharia’ compliant structures, investment vehicles and regulatory matters.
In particular her practice has focused primarily upon collective investment funds, from large quasi-retail open ended highly regulated funds to very private schemes advising upon the structure, regulation and corporate governance of the schemes and their related functionaries.
In addition to her funds and regulatory practice, Kate leads a banking team advising on large corporate borrowing transactions predominantly relating to commercial real estate groups.
Kate was sworn in as an Advocate to the Royal Court of Jersey in November 2017 and became a partner of Voisin Law in January 2018.
In addition Kate has extensive experience in advising upon Islamic Finance matters and in particular how to structure investment vehicles in order to comply with Sharia law.
Kate regularly advises upon the establishment of a wide variety of collective investment funds and other investment vehicles, including issues facing both the funds and their functionaries as a result of the recent economic downturn.
Advised upon the establishment of a Sharia’ compliant umbrella fund.
She was the first to apply for and successfully obtain consent from the JFSC to a derogation from the open ended collective investment funds guide (the “OFIF Guide”) allowing a Jersey fund to feed into a fund of funds.
Kate regularly applies for more general derogations from the OCIF Guide and indeed the listed fund and expert fund guides.
She successfully took a listed fund (listed on AIM) at the end of its life and applied for it to recommence activities (similar but different enough to warrant a new application to the regulator). Thus saving the client the inherent listing value of the company. Again Kate was the first advisor to make such an application.
Successfully guided her client through the application process for a Jersey based fund manager specialising in assets which were subject to a high corruption risk in a high risk jurisdiction.
Kate has re-domiciled a Jersey fund.
She managed the regulatory side of a particularly long and complex gating-suspension-gating of a collective investment fund.
Kate has advised upon the establishment of three Jersey based CLO structures within the last 18 months.
Kate regularly leads her team through large corporate borrowing transactions involving both senior and mezzanine finance.