Babbé LLP announces a new Head of Corporate

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Babbé LLP announces a new Head of Corporate

11 January 2018

Katherine Hitchins has been named the new Head of Corporate at Guernsey law firm Babbé LLP effective as of 11 January 2018. A partner in the firm’s corporate team, she takes over from fellow partner Stuart Tyler.

Before joining Babbé, Katherine gained more than 13 years’ experience as in-house legal counsel for leading investment banks in both Europe and Asia, including as an Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase Bank for Asia-Pacific. Prior to JPMorgan, she was a Director for Lehman Brothers in London and held in-house counsel roles at both Rabobank and Dresdner Bank. She originally trained and qualified at Ashurst. Since joining Babbé she has worked on a wide range of complex corporate and finance matters, recently including the restructuring and migration of multi-billion dollar securitisation structures and the structuring of alternative debt funding for Guernsey corporates.

Outgoing Head of Corporate, Stuart Tyler, said: “After eight years leading the team I am looking forward to being able to return to a full-time focus on legal work and am very pleased to be succeeded by Katherine. I know that with her background, experience and dynamism she is well placed to lead the department successfully.”

On her appointment Katherine Hitchins commented: “I am honoured and excited to be assuming the role of Head of Corporate at Babbé. Our corporate team has gone from strength to strength and I aim to continue that trend so that we become an ever more prominent presence in the market, providing first class service to all our clients.”


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