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Clifford Chance

31 WEST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131, USA
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Work +1 212 878 8000
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Fax +1 212 878 8375
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www.cliffordchance.com

Kathleen Werner

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Work +1 212 878 8526
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Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Capital Markets

Position

Kathleen L. Werner is a Partner in the Capital Markets practice of Clifford Chance. Kathleen primarily represents companies and investment banks in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Kathleen's clients include public and private companies in the financial services, real estate and media industries. She acts as regular outside corporate and SEC counsel to many of her clients. In addition, Kathleen frequently represents investment banking firms acting as underwriters and initial purchasers in public and private securities offerings. Kathleen is a trustee of The New York Foundling.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center (JD), 1991; St. Joseph's University (BA), 1988


United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Clifford Chance’s New York-based practice, which is weighted towards underwriter-side work, excels in REIT-related offerings in line with its signature strength. The firm’s premier cross-border capability also marks it as ‘a leader in coordinating global offerings’. In a deal that showcases both of its sweet spots, Jason Myers and department co-chair Kathleen Werner advised the underwriters on China-headquartered HNA Tourism Group’s secondary offering of common stock of Park Hotels & Resorts. In another multi-jurisdictional highlight, Jake Farquharson advised the underwriters on the $890m IPO of Mexican energy and infrastructure investment trust, CFE Fibra E, which marked the first Fibra E securities to be sold in the US and international capital markets. Jonathan Zonis co-heads a department that also includes the ‘exceptionally strategic’ Hugo Triaca, who recently joined from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Clifford Chance's REIT team in New York brings together a cross-section of lawyers from the real estate, capital markets, M&A, funds, governance, regulatory, finance and tax practices; it has experience in the US and international markets, with notable clients including Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Colony NorthStar, ReNew REIT and Corporate Property Associates 17 - Global. REITs practice leader Jay Bernstein, US tax, pensions and employment practice tax head Richard Catalano, Jason Myers, Larry Medvinsky and Clifford Cone acted for CNL Financial Group, a private investment management firm, in both the formation of an externally managed non-traded company, CNL Strategic Capital (the company), and the company's IPO; and co-head of the US capital markets practice Kathleen Werner and Catalano led advice to Corporate Property Associates 17 – Global, a publicly held non-traded REIT, on its merger with WP Carey, a large, diversified net-lease REIT. Andrew Epstein and Jake Farquharson are also highly rated; Steven Mastrovich, former managing director of three major investment banks, joined as counsel.

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