Mrs Kate Storey > Walkers > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Walkers
12-14 NEW STREET
ST PETER PORT
GY1 2PF
Guernsey

Work Department

Investment Funds, Corporate and Insurance

Position

Kate Storey joined Walkers’ Guernsey office in 2018, where she is a partner in the Investment Funds and Corporate Group. Kate specialises in investment fund structuring and finance, equity fundraising and listings, mergers and acquisitions and group reorganisations. She is also a prominent Guernsey insurance expert, having advised on the Guernsey legal aspects for most of the pension scheme longevity swaps which have executed in Guernsey, as well as major insurance linked securities transactions.

Kate is ranked as a “Leading Individual” for Insurance by Legal 500, and is also recognised for her work in Investment Funds.

Career

Kate practised as a commercial solicitor in the UK before moving to Guernsey in 2007. Prior to joining Walkers she was a partner at another major Guernsey law firm.

Languages

English

Memberships

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Member of the Guernsey Bar
Member of the Technical Committee of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association
Past Chair of the Guernsey Commercial Bar Association

Education

Admitted in:
Guernsey
England and Wales (not practising)

Qualifications:
LLB (Hons) in Law, University of Liverpool, UK
Post-graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University, UK
Certificat d’Études Juridiques Françaises et Normandes, Université de Caen, France

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Kate StoreyWalkers

At Walkers, the insurance team is set up to handle all aspects of Guernsey insurance law, under the ‘knowledgeable, pragmatic, clear and engaging‘ leadership of Kate Storey , who heads the overall cross-jurisdictional insurance practice at the firm. Areas of expertise include the formation and regulation of insurance structures, insurance sector M&A, regulatory and coverage issues, as well as the use of insurance wrappers as a wealth structuring tool. Jessica Robinson , after recent promotion to senior counsel, is another lawyer to note, with experience in insurance-related corporate transactions.

Guernsey > Corporate and M&A

They are pragmatic and get the job done‘, says one client of the investment fund and corporate lawyers at Walkers. The group has broad experience in restructuring work such as amalgamations and migrations, in addition to a strength in the corporate aspects of real estate transactions. Matt Sanders  is a seasoned M&A lawyer and jointly takes the lead alongside ‘brilliantKate Storey , who has a niche in M&A involving insurance companies. Chris Hutley-Hurst (‘clear and commercial in his advice‘) provides corporate tax advice, in addition to handling regulatory aspects of corporate and commercial activities. Recently promoted senior counsel Jessica Robinson has built a practice involving trust companies and in April 2022, Craig Cordle joined the group from Ogier.

Guernsey > Investment funds

Walkers‘ investment fund and corporate team grew in 2022, with the arrival of Craig Cordle from Ogier, adding an experienced hand in fund structuring and transactions. The group is jointly led by Kate Storey , whose practice spans investment fund structuring and finance, as well as equity raising and listings; and managing partner Matt Sanders , who often coordinates multijurisdictional fund deals involving the Channel Islands and London offices. Chris Hutley-Hurst has substantial experience in private equity fund and listed fund formation, as well as a variety of fund transactions. Senior counsel Jessica Robinson is a lawyer to watch for transactional issues.