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

Kathleen acts for a wide range of credit and financial institutions, private equity, funds, corporates, partnerships and individuals on banking and finance matters 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 transactions, formal and informal insolvency procedures, restructuring and workouts.

Relevant Experience

  • Advises on corporate transactions in the finance, food and tech sectors
  • Advises on company, fund and platform establishment including lending, mezz, asset holding, aviation and trading
  • Advises on bank, private equity and fund lending, bilateral syndicated and club arrangements, security, derivatives, bond and collateral and structured transactions
  • Advises on asset backed lending including receivables and invoice discounting
  • Advises on 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 financial services start ups, establishment and funding
  • Advises on workout and restructuring strategy and insolvency
  • Advises on acquisition finance and buy outs
  • Advises on strategic advice on business critical assets


+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 “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

Kathleen Garrett is an “expert in shipping matters.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2016

Kathleen Garrett is “experienced, confident and quickly efficient in getting the deals done. Very commercial and proactive in understanding both sides of the deal.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016

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