Kate Stephenson

Consultant/Professional Support Lawyer London


Kate Stephenson
Kate is a consultant / professional support lawyer in the Restructuring team of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, based in London. Kate provides a wide range of advice and support on restructuring and insolvency matters, with particular experience in cross-border restructurings. She co-ordinates a wide variety of knowledge, training and business development initiatives for Weil’s European Business Finance & Restructuring practice, including for Weil’s market-leading European Restructuring Watch blog.

Prior to joining Weil, Kate was an associate in the restructuring team of a magic circle law firm, where she acted for a variety of stakeholders in major restructurings.

Representative experience includes:

  • Advising the co-ordinating committee of creditors on restructuring of a Middle Eastern investment group pursuant to a scheme of arrangement;
  • Advising a European manufacturing and financial services group on its restructuring by way of a company voluntary arrangement;
  • Advising the steering committee of lenders on the consensual restructuring of an emerging-markets international steel group; and
  • Co-ordinating a pan-European and Hong Kong team advising the arrangers of the debtor-in-possession financing for a multinational chemical group in Chapter 11 proceedings.

Kate lectures and writes on a variety of topics, including schemes of arrangement, oil & gas restructurings and market updates. She is a member of the Technical Committee of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and an associate member of R3. She speaks fluent French.

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