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Home / People / Kathleen Garrett

Kathleen is a partner in our London office and has broad experience in domestic and cross border finance and corporate transactions, financial services and restructuring.

Kathleen is the go-to adviser for a wide range of credit and financial institutions, private equity, funds, corporates, partnerships and individuals on finance and corporate transactions across all sectors. These include property, asset, acquisition, operating businesses, structured finance, portfolio sales, fund and tech lending, aviation, film, data centres, co-ops, derivative and insurance products, restructuring and financial regulation. Kathleen has many years’ experience of cross border finance and corporate transactions, formal and informal insolvency procedures, restructuring and workouts. Kathleen has held senior leadership roles in the firm including Head of London Office and a member of the Management Committee of the firm.

Relevant Experience

  • Recent mandates include:
    • Acting for the Ad Hoc Committee in relation to E Trawler plc trading as Car Trawler
    • Acting for the Steering Committee of secured creditors in the Chapter 11 of Waypoint Group
    • Acting for an Informal Group of Noteholders in the Examinership and Chapter 11 of Weatherford International plc
    • Acting for secured creditors and noteholders in relation to aircraft leasing platforms and airlines
  • Advises on corporate transactions in the finance, renewables, food and tech sectors
  • Advises on company, fund and platform establishment including lending, mezz, asset holding, aviation, tech and trading
  • Advises on bank, private equity and fund lending, bilateral syndicated and club arrangements, acquisition finance, security, derivatives, bond and collateral and structured transactions
  • Advises on ABL including receivables and invoice discounting tech/IP lending and security, warrants, VC funding negotiation and documentation
  • Advises on buy and sell side portfolio, debt, real estate and asset sales
  • Advises on workout and restructuring strategy and insolvency
  • Advised a group of unsecured noteholder creditors to Nordic Aviation Capital group on an Irish scheme of arrangement which included standstill and deferral of secured and unsecured debt in excess of $5bn. This was the first time that an aviation lessor had used an Irish scheme of arrangement to amend, waive and defer English, US and German law documents and resulted in recognition in US via chapter 15 and in other jurisdictions through Brussels Convention and others.


+44 207 832 0205

12 Gough Square
United Kingdom

  • BCL, 1986, University College Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1990
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 2011

“Kathleen Garrett is exceptional – a great partner who rolls her sleeves up and is intimately involved in the work.”

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2020

“Kathleen Garrett is simply the best. If she doesn’t have the answer immediately she’ll get you it very quickly. Tireless and very personable.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2020

Kathleen Garrett is “very client focused and knowledgeable.”

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2019

Kathleen Garrett is a “strong, experienced finance lawyer who understands the issues.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018