Katherine is a senior associate within the Corporate department in the Isle of Man, specialising in Isle of Man funds.  Katherine regularly provides regulatory advice, including assisting with a number of change of control submissions to the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority for regulated insurance and financial services entities.  She is a member of the data protection team at Appleby and has also acted on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and listings.  Katherine joined the firm as a trainee and was commissioned as an Isle of Man advocate in 2013 after being awarded a commendation in the Manx Bar Exams.

In 2013 Katherine completed a four month secondment in Appleby’s Guernsey office which further strengthened her multi-jurisdictional expertise.

Katherine is also Chair of the Isle of Man Wealth and Fund Services Association.


Recent highlights have included advising:

  • Acting for The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited on the transfer of the Isle of Man Bank deposit-taking, lending, investment and insurance intermediary business to RBSI, by way of court-sanctioned transfer scheme.

  • Acting for Ferrous Resources Limited on its USD550m sale to Vale SA by way of merger.

  • Acting for CarTrawler on its sale to TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. and EUR100m investment.

  • Advising CVC and Blackstone in relation to Isle of Man aspects of its £3 billion acquisition of FTSE 250 company Paysafe Group plc.

  • Acting for Palatine Private Equity on matters of Isle of Man law in connection with its investment in SMP Partners.

  • Advising Strix Group plc on matters of Isle of Man law in connection with its £190 million listing on AIM.

  • Acting on the establishment of a number of Isle of Man specialist funds.


University of York (England)

College of Law, York (England)


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