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Carey Olsen

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Corporate; Restructuring and Insolvency; Taxation and Economic Substance Requirements; Listing Services


Kate has over 20 years’ experience of cross-border corporate finance transactions with particular experience in restructuring and corporate rescue (including debt-for-equity transactions), enforcement, insolvency, acquisition finance, fund finance and real estate finance.

Kate’s recent transactions include advising:

  • The creditors committee in relation to the c.£200 million debt restructuring of FatFace, a UK-headquartered apparel retail business
  • The committee of lenders in the debt restructuring of Travelex
  • The ad hoc committee of creditors and the company in connection with the financial restructuring of Doncasters Group
  • The ad hoc committee of convertible bondholders of Steinhoff Finance Holding GmbH
  • The ad hoc group of bondholders on the restructuring of bonds issued by Vieo B.V. and capital restructuring of Lebara Group
  • The ad hoc group creditors in respect of the restructuring of a “household name” UK retailer
  • The lenders and initial purchasers in respect of super senior revolving credit facilities and related bond issuances for Domestic & General Group
  • A satellite technology group in respect of the establishment of a Jersey holding structure and related financing
  • The bidder in the financing of a public takeover of a Swedish-listed company incorporated in Switzerland
  • The lenders in respect of the restructuring and US$1bn refinancing of the holding structure for two offshore oil drilling rigs

Kate has also been involved with a number of legislative proposals in Jersey.


Kate joined Carey Olsen in 2013 and became a Jersey advocate in February 2016. She previously worked in London, first with Clifford Chance and then with White & Case before joining Norton Rose. She also completed secondments at two investment banks. Kate’s onshore experience has given her the ability to deliver a city service of the highest standard.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Kate AndrewsCarey Olsen

Carey Olsen advises clients on an extensive range of matters, including fund, real estate and acquisition financing, in addition to providing assistance with restructuring matters and issues concerning distressed assets. Practice head Robin Smith has experience acting for both borrowers and lenders, whom he advises on financing, refinancing and restructuring, with particular expertise in supporting investment funds. Kate Andrews frequently works alongside major London and New York law firms, advising on fund and acquisition finance matters and debt restructuring. Peter German is noted for his work for financial institutions and sovereign wealth finds, assisting with the financing of real estate deals and REIT matters, restructuring and debt listings, and regulatory questions. Fiona Dalton typically advises corporate borrowers, including Jersey property unit trusts, on the lending, borrowing and security aspects of real estate transactions.

Jersey > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Kate AndrewsCarey Olsen

Carey Olsen‘s capital markets practice advises on the gamut of relevant transactions; this includes banking, securities and bonds on the debt side, while on the equity front, the firm frequently assists clients with redomiciliations and listings on the LSE. Practice head Simon Marks specialises in the debt capital markets space, with a focus on high yield bonds, securitisation and structured finance transactions. Kate Andrews regularly advises on acquisition and fund financing. Guy Coltman is noted for his experience handling IPOs and M&A deals, while counsel Matthew Ecobichon is noted for his work on high yield bonds issuances and securitisations. Senior associate Ashley Morrison advises on securitisation and structured finance transactions.