Kate Astley


Kate has more than 15 years’ experience advising listed clients on their annual reports, AGMs and ongoing corporate governance arrangements.
She works with Victoria Rankmore as part of A&O Shearman's dedicated team in this area, providing detailed knowledge of the law, regulation and market practice. A&O Shearman’s corporate governance practice is market leading, as acknowledged by its Tier 1 ranking by Legal 500. Kate and Victoria are specialists in this high profile area and advise companies across the firm’s listed client base, including Aviva plc, Direct Line Insurance Group plc, The Sage Group plc and Great Portland Estates plc.
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.