Catherine Overton

Catherine Overton


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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 Next Generation Partner, 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 (2023), clients say "Knows her stuff, user-friendly, hard-working and switched on.". She is also 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.


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.

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

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

2022 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Next Generation Partner - "Knows her stuff, user-friendly, hard-working and switched on. Always a pleasure to work with."

2021 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Rising Star - "A very user-friendly and responsive team that is keen to help. Catherine Overton is great to work with."

2020 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Rising Star

2019 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Rising Star

2018 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer

2017 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer