Kate Russell

Associate, London



Kate Russell is an associate in our global Employment, Compensation & Benefits group based in London.

Kate advises international and domestic clients on complex employment, compensation and benefits law issues, including employment contracts and executive service agreements, consultancy arrangements, board appointments, executive compensation, termination of employment, outsourcing arrangements, large-scale restructuring, and redundancy procedures.

Kate has advised on the employment, compensation and benefits aspects of a number of corporate transactions, including a number of IPOs.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
BA Hons. (Cantab.) Law
University of Cambridge


Representation of Goldman Sachs, on the P2P acquisition of AIM listed CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc, by a 50:50 consortium of Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners (GSIP) and Antin Infrastructure Partners, for £537 million (all equity)

Representation of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, on all the employment and pensions aspects in relation to the sale of its European and Australian consumer operations to Exponent Private Equity

Representation of EP UK Investments Ltd on the employment and pensions aspects of its acquisition of two combined cycle gas turbine power stations for £318 million

Representation of Ocelot Partners Limited, (an LSE listed special purpose acquisition vehicle, sponsored by Liontree Capital), on the proposed acquisition of the Ocean Outdoor group (one of the UK’s predominant operators of high profile advertising space)

Representation of Amigo Loans, on the ECB aspects of its listing on the LSE main market

Representation of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, a multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, on the employment and pensions aspects of its approximately US$670 million sale of a portfolio of select non-core over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical products sold in Europe, and two manufacturing sites located in Denmark and Poland, to Orifarm Group, a Danish pharmaceutical company

Representation of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company on the employment and pensions aspects of its divesture o fa portfolio of select over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical assets exclusively in Russia, Georgia, and a number of countries from within the Commonwealth of Independent States, which form part of Takeda’s Growth & Emerging Markets Business Unit to STADA Arzneimittel AG for a total value of US$660 million

Representation of ABBYY, on the design and implementation of a long-term incentive plan for employees of its subsidiaries in ten jurisdictions

Awards and Recognition

The team handles a wide range of matters, but has a particular focus on advising international clients on the employment aspects of corporate transactions such as M&A and IPOs, Employment: UK Legal 500 2020