Katherine Ashton

Partner
London
Tel: +44 20 7786 9040
Overview
Dual-qualified in England and the United States, Kate Ashton is a corporate partner with a broad international practice, including extensive experience ... Read Full Biography

Publications

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

  • The Rise and Rise of Co-Investments
    10 October 2019
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Summit
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Impact on Alternative Investments from European Politics
    26 September 2019
    INSEAD
    INSEAD Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Current State of the Secondaries Market
    11 December 2018
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Secondaries Roundtable
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Rise & Rise of GP-Led Deals
    26 September 2018
    KNect365
    European Secondaries Summit
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Venture Capital and Private Equity Manager Perspective
    23 May 2018
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    Breaking Barriers: Diversity in PE & VC Forum
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • From Fund Restructurings to GP-Led Solutions - Where Next
    16 March 2018
    BVCA
    BVCA Secondaries Forum 2018
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Investors’ Perspective
    24 May 2017
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Women in Private Equity Forum
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Anatomy of the LPA: Legal Issues and Concerns in Fund Investing
    23 December 2016
    HarbourVest Partners & Debevoise & Plimpton
    HarbourVest Learning Exchange
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • General Effect of Brexit and the Impact of Brexit on Private Equity
    11 November 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Brexit and Private Equity Seminar
    New York, NY
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction to Panel Discussions
    7 March 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Women in Asian Private Equity
    Debevoise & Plimpton, Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Fund Restructurings
    24 May 2016
    Private Equity International
    PEI Secondaries Breakfast
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Alternative Sources of Liquidity: New Opportunities in the Sponsor-Led Restructuring Space
    19 May 2016
    C5
    5th Annual Private Equity Secondaries Conference
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Drivers of Success and Lessons Learnt
    5 May 2016
    The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Women in Private Equity Forum
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Alignment of LP-GP Interest in the Sales Process
    3 February 2016
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    Alternative Fund Strategies: Secondaries Forum
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Secondaries, Fund Extensions and Restructurings
    8 October 2015
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Summit 2015
    The Landmark Hotel, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Governance in Banks and Financial Institutions
    6 October 2015
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference
    Vienna, Austria
    Speaking Engagements
  • Assessing the Benefits of Private Equity Co-investment: Are There higher Rates ofReturn Than Investing in Funds in the Current Climate?
    28 September 2015
    Euromoney
    9th Annual Leveraged Finance Conference
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Secondaries 101: An introduction to secondary purchases and sales of PE fund interests
    16 April 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton

    This breakfast seminar will provide a brief overview of PE secondary transactions, including:

    • a summary of the deal process from start to finish
    • typical legal documentation
    • key issues in negotiating the purchase agreement
    • key structuring and tax considerations
    • role of the GP and potential conflicts of interest
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Background and Recent Developments Assessing the Risk of Default; Avoiding Liability: Key Issues for Directors; Solutions: A Toolbox for Companies in Financial Distress
    24 March 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debt Refinancings and Restructurings: Tactics and Tools to Protect Your Interests in Times of Crisis
    Debevoise & Plimpton, Moscow
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate governance - recent trends in US, Europe and Asia (Co-Chair)
    19-20 March 2015
    IBA

    2nd Annual Corporate Governance Conference - Recent Trends and Developments

    Mandarin Oriental, London, England
    Speaking Engagements