Katrien Wilmots

Senior Associate

Katrien focuses on corporate finance transactions and U.S. securities laws matters, advising corporate and sovereign issuers, financial sponsors and investment banks in connection with equity and debt offerings under Rule 144A, Regulation S and other private placement transactions, as well as U.S. SEC-registered offerings.

Katrien has represented a broad range of issuer clients including Sirius Minerals plc, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, the Republic of South Africa, as well as investment banks such as J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC Bank plc, Commerzbank and UniCredit.


Representative matters

Sirius Minerals on its USD3.8bn Stage 2 Financing to fund its North Yorkshire polyhalite project.

Reckitt Benckiser in connection with its EUR1.7 billion and GBP500 million offering of notes under Rule 144A/Regulation S.

Novem Group in connection with its EUR400 million offering of notes under Rule 144A/Regulation S (underwriters’ counsel).

Republic of South Africa on its USD2 billion and USD3 billion offering of SEC-registered notes. Sazka Group in connection with its EUR300 million offering of notes under Rule 144A/Regulation S (underwriters’ counsel).

Investec Asset Management on its demerger, and proposed IPO and listing on the LSE and JSE (underwriters’ counsel).

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

New York Bar Admission Seconded in the legal department of Citigroup Global Markets Limited, within the Debt Capital Markets department.



Bar of the State of New York, 2018


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2017

M.Sc International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014

B.A. International Relations, University of Durham, 2013


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.