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Catriona Kellas, Senior Associate

Catriona Kellas

Senior Associate

Languages

English, French

Practice areas

  • Investment funds and asset management

Practice notes

Catriona is a Senior Associate in the Financial Services team.

Catriona trained at Eversheds Sutherland. Since qualifying, she has split her time between the London and Hong Kong offices, having undertaken an 18 month secondment to Hong Kong at 2 years PQE. She also completed a 6 month client secondment to Aviva Investors.

Catriona’s practice involves a varied range of work with regard to regulatory advice and investment funds, with a particular focus on UK authorised funds. She works on UCITS, AIFs and Cayman funds, advising on establishment, day to day operation, changes to formation and constitution, authorisations, and mergers. She has advised on a number of innovative structures and high value projects, including working on establishment and mergers of Property Authorised Investment Funds (PAIFs).

Catriona advises on regulatory matters focusing on general regulatory and compliance requirements applicable to asset managers under the rules of the FCA and international best practice, including advising on large regulatory change projects. She regularly undertakes work for other market participants in the asset management sphere, such as depositaries and custodians, including negotiating depositary agreements, and advising on depositary and trustee obligations.

Catriona holds an MA (Cantab) from the University of Cambridge.