Kate Wright rejoined the firm in 2020 and regularly advises business owners on both corporate and commercial legal matters. She trained with Clyde & Co in the City and has worked with CMS Cameron McKenna in Hong Kong. Most recently she worked for three and half years in house for a leading financial services company, where she was involved in M&As, fundraisings, European business and regulatory and governance matters.
Kate has many years of experience in advising both startups and global entities, as well as investment vehicles and high net worth individuals.
She can advise on the daily commercial issues that crop up when running a business and on the key decisions that need to be made when faced with the need for more investment, expansion, reduction or exit.
Kate’s previously supported clients in a wide range of sectors, including:
- Financial services
- Retail, including fashion, luxury goods and new brands
- International sport
Her experience also includes drafting various agreements and other legal documents, such as:
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Investment agreements for investors and investees
- Shareholder and partnership agreements
- Servicing agreements
- Sale and purchase transactions
- Co-investment agreements and joint ventures
- Terms and conditions
Kate can also provide general legal advice for clients on various other commercial matters, including:
- Directors’ duties
- The supply of goods and services
- Intellectual property
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I was inspired by a talk from lawyers when I was a journalist. I realised law was a career that would use my brain and keep me challenged as it constantly changes.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Working with clients to get them the right outcome so that they can move forward, engaging all necessary stakeholders along the way.
What Do You Do Away From Work/Outside The Office?
I like to be busy. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing sport, travelling, reading, making the most of London’s culture and developing my interest in the wonderful world of fragrance. I enjoy voluntary work, including speaking to schools through the national charity Inspiring the Future, and local initiatives involving disadvantaged people.