Kate Russell

Associate, London



Kate is an associate in the London Employment, Compensation & Benefits (ECB) Practice. 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 ECB 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


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 £537m (all equity).

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

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

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).

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

ABBYY, on the design and implementation of a long-term incentive plan for employees of its subsidiaries in 10 jurisdictions.