Katharine Ward

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Katharine Ward is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in London. Katharine specializes in infrastructure acquisition financings and refinancings, acting for both infrastructure sponsors and finance providers.

Katharine has previously been seconded to the in-house legal team at Brookfield Asset Management in Sydney, Australia.

Bars and Courts
Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
Education
Bachelor of Business (International Business) and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)
Queensland University of Technology
Languages
English

Experience

Her experience includes:

Representation of JPM and Koole on the establishment of the multi-creditor common terms platform for Koole Terminals, having also advised on the previous refinancing of Koole Terminals. The debt package included ESG linked incentives*

Representation of funders to Evos B.V., an FSI portfolio company, on the establishment of the multi-creditor common terms platform

Representation of VTTI B.V. on the establishment of the multi-billion dollar multi-creditor common terms platform, including senior bank facilities, a USPP and standalone hedging, for refinancing of their existing unsecured bank and PP debt*

Representation of funders on the refinancing based on the multi-creditor terms for Hector Rail, operating in the Nordics and Germany*

Representation of the funders on the first European data centre financing based on infrastructure finance terms for a portfolio of data centres backed by StepStone, being one of the most efficient data centre portfolios in Switzerland*

Representation of the lenders to the infrastructure fund on the multicreditor financing for their unsuccessful bid for MapleCo, a UK gas and electricity smart metering business*

Representation of Beacon Rail Leasing on the €1.45 billion equivalent refinancing of its senior debt facilities into a new multi-creditor common terms platform with bank and PP debt*

Representation of the funders in relation to the junior platform refinancing of Adven Group, a provider of sustainable and business critical energy infrastructure and services in Finland, Sweden and Estonia*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case