Catherine Overton > Walkers > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking & Finance


Catherine Overton is a Partner in Walkers’ London office where she is a member of the firm’s Global Banking & Finance Group and practises both British Virgin Islands law and Cayman Islands law.

Catherine is recognised by Legal 500 as a Rising Star, has over fifteen years’ experience in private practice and has worked offshore since 2016. She trained and spent much of her private practice career at Clifford Chance. Per Legal 500 (2022), clients say “Catherine Overton is great to work with” and she is noted as having a track record of securitisation and emerging markets lending.

Catherine advises on general banking, acquisition and leveraged finance, structured finance and debt capital markets matters, and has experience of advising on complex cross-border restructurings.

She has extensive experience across a wide range of product areas including debt, equity, equity-linked and asset-backed securities, securitisation, debt-based capital markets, derivatives (including equity derivatives) and structured products, repackagings, collateralised bond and loan offerings, note programmes and listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange, commercial paper and depository receipt programmes, convertible debt and warrants issues, and asset finance.

Her client base spans leading global financial institutions, borrowers, issuers and private clients.

Admitted in:
The British Virgin Islands
England & Wales (not practising)


Prior to joining Walkers’ London office in 2016, Catherine trained and qualified at Clifford Chance where she was based in the London securitisation and capital markets practice from 2005 to 2012. During her time at Clifford Chance she completed a nine-month secondment at HSBC.

She worked for Berwin Leighton Paisner from 2012 to 2016 where she specialised in structured finance, capital markets, restructuring and real estate finance transactions.


BA (Hons), Oxford University, Somerville College
MA (Oxon)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Offshore firms in London > Offshore firms in London

(Next Generation Partners)

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Operating at ‘the top of the market’, Walkers’ Cayman Islands focused practice is highlighted for its robust expertise across banking and finance, investment funds and litigation. Managing partner Jack Boldarin  is consistently singled out for his transactional expertise in BVI law. Backed by an enviable client roster made up of leading US and European banks and energy companies including Saudi Aramco, the team has an extensive coverage across the EMEA region. Key contacts include newly promoted parter Catherine Overton, joint heads of insolvency Fraser Hern  and John O’Driscoll , and Sara Hall who heads the regulatory practice. Tatziana Paraguacuto co-heads the investment funds practice with Hughie Wong . On the asset finance side, Mark Galazzi is the key name. The group also has a London based Bermuda team led by Neil McDonald  and Patrick Ormond​​​​ who is rated by clients.