Gets the job done without the fuss.
Takes a sensible approach, rather than being obstructive.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Kate is an experienced financial services, banking and finance professional. As the Partner in charge of the Banking and Funds practices of Voisin, she advises on the establishment of investment vehicles ranging from single investor/corporate group structures to retail collective investment funds.
Kate’s regulatory and funds practice specialises in the legal, regulatory and corporate governance aspects of investment vehicles, collective investment funds, holding companies and managers. Kate and her team aim to provide practical, honest solutions to what are often complex legal and regulatory issues. They aim to take the worry out of setting up these structures.
Once established Kate and her team aim to provide a seamless transition to the maintenance of the structure providing ongoing regulatory advice if required, together with advice on the financing of the structure practical, pragmatic advice on any required restructuring as and when required.
Kate’s banking and finance practice focusses on advising on large corporate borrowing transactions, predominantly relating to commercial real estate groups borrowing from conventional lenders and debt funds. The debt is regularly £100m +, often involves 30+ corporate entities and multiple lenders providing senior and mezzanine debt at various points across the group.
Whilst Kate deals with a wide variety of investment vehicles from plain property investments to CLO’s, she has a particular interest in property holding structures, impact investment and Sharia’h compliant investment vehicles.
Kate is client focused, forming strong client relationships based upon understanding the client’s business and its needs, placing the client central to the relationship, advising honestly and providing pragmatic solutions rather than just legal advice.
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.
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.