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.