Guernsey law firm Babbé has announced that Robert Varley and Katherine Hitchins have become Partners as from 31 March.
Robert joined Babbé as a Consultant in the corporate, commercial and funds teams, having previously served as Managing Partner of Walkers' Dubai office.
He specialises in corporate and fund matters and has been involved in a wide variety of transactions. These have included cross-border takeovers and mergers for large corporates, banks and sovereign wealth funds, as well as Islamic funds and bonds issues.
Katherine joined Babbé in November 2015 as a Consultant in the corporate and commercial team after more than 13 years’ experience as in-house Counsel for investment banks in both Europe and Asia.
Most recently, she was an Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase Bank in Singapore. Prior to this, she served as a Director for Lehman Brothers in London and has also held in-house Counsel roles at Rabobank and Dresdner Bank.
Katherine has considerable commercial and legal experience in the European and Asian bank and corporate markets, dealing with investment and structured products, debt and asset financing, derivatives, commodities and regulatory investigations.