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Kate Scott

Kate Scott


Kate Scott

Kate Scott specialises in banking litigation, with particular expertise in follow-on litigation from regulatory investigations and cross-border matters.

Kate's disputes experience encompasses a wide variety of investment banking products: credit linked notes, credit default swaps, FX derivatives, structured notes and interest rate hedging products, to name a few.

Kate fully understands clients' needs, having spent a year as acting Head of EMEA Litigation for a global bank, and she is the lead associate for several of the firm's key banking clients.

Kate is active in using new techniques and technology to manage large scale litigation more efficiently for her clients, such as KIRA and Technology Assisted Review, and recently developed a platform to enable a bank to manage and monitor a portfolio of litigation spanning 5 jurisdictions.

EVOLVE 2020: Rethinking Operational Resilience for Financial Services

We are excited to be sponsoring EVOLVE Operational Resilience's two-day virtual event, EVOLVE 2020: Rethinking Operational Resilience for Financial Services, taking place on 26-27 October.

Join our partners - Monica Sah, Andre Duminy and Kate Scott - as they speak about operational resilience in 2021 and beyond, managing cyber risk, understanding technology risk oversight and more with C-suite executives and senior managers from across the financial services sector.

  • Inmarsat on its acquisition by Triton Bidco for £2.6 billion
  • Managing a portfolio of matters for a global bank arising from LIBOR investigations to ensure a coordinated defence strategy in the UK and beyond
  • Advising a multinational corporate under investigation by multiple agencies to prepare for likely follow-on litigation in multiple jurisdictions, in parallel with remediating affecting clients
  • Advising a global institution in connection with a SWIFT fraud dispute, dealing with complex choice of law and jurisdictional issues, and coordinating parallel proceedings in Asia and in the English High Court
  • Acting for a global bank in relation to Icelandic proceedings arising out of a credit-linked note transaction with an insolvent Icelandic bank
  • Managing Simon Davis’ inquiry into the handling of the FCA’s announcement of supervisory work concerning the fair treatment of long standing customers in life insurance
  • Advising a bank with respect to several internal investigations into breaches of its Confidential Information and Chinese Walls policy

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Career and qualifications

  • St John's College, Cambridge (MA, Law) 2003
  • Legal Assistant to Diana Wallis MEP at the European Parliament (particularly with respect to the Rome II Regulation) 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2005
  • Admitted as solicitor in England and Wales 2007
  • Seconded to a leading global financial services firm 2010
  • Seconded to a global bank as Acting Head of EME Litigation 2015
  • Partner since 2019

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Operating Committee of the International Law Book Facility
  • London Solicitor Litigation Association