Kate Storey is a partner within the Corporate department in Guernsey. She qualified as an English Solicitor in 2000 and as a Guernsey Advocate in 2009. She joined Appleby in November 2013 having worked in Guernsey at other law firms since 2007. Prior to this, Kate worked as a commercial solicitor at Cobbetts in Manchester.
She practises in the Funds & Investment Services and Banking & Asset Finance teams and has extensive experience of all areas of Guernsey corporate and commercial work, including investment funds, capital markets, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions and restructurings.
Kate has specialist expertise in the establishment, listing and regulation of investment funds and the licensing and regulation of fund managers, financial services providers, SPVs and insurance vehicles under all of Guernsey’s financial regulatory laws. She frequently advises on alternative risk transfer transactions, including insurance linked securities, with recent transactions including advising a major fronting insurer on a marine reinsurance ILS transaction, and a leading global professional services company on a longevity risk transfer structure for its pension fund clients. Kate was one of Guernsey's insurance specialists quoted in the FT Special Report on Guernsey published on 5 December 2014 and was the moderator for the Guernsey Finance ILS Insight seminar on 18 March 2015.
She is the past Chair of the Guernsey Commercial Bar and currently sits on the technical committee of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association.
Kate also has expertise in Intellectual Property and is a Guernsey registered image rights agent and patent agent.
IFLR1000 named Kate as 'Highly Regarded' in the 2018 edition for her Investment funds work. Clients told IFRL1000 that “Kate is technically strong, very responsive (working all hours where necessary) and commercially savvy – I’d recommend her for any Guernsey fundraising.” In addition that she "heads the insurance sector practice and is first rate. Very knowledgeable, responsive and client user friendly” plus that "Kate is a great help on setting up complex funds."
In January 2017 Kate was named winner of the 2017 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award - Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year in Guernsey.
In June 2017 Kate was named winner of the 2017 Global Law Experts Annual Awards - Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year in Guernsey.
Most recently The Legal 500 UK 2017 named Kate as a´Next generation Lawyer´ for her Banking and Finance work. Kate is praised for being "top-notch in all ways; she is highly attentive and has great knowledge of the issues". In addition she is recognised for being "clear and responsive in her advice, and very commercial and pragmatic while staying on top of the detail".
"[Kate] is top-notch in all ways; she is highly attentive and has great knowledge of the issues".