Catherine Weeks

Partner

London

T +44 20 7825 3940
M +44 7872 822 253
Catherine.weeks@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Catherine Weeks is a partner the London Office, specialising in advising clients on the establishment and distribution of open-ended investment funds, particularly UCITS. Catherine advises on a broad range of investment fund matters, including new fund start-ups, analysis of eligibility of investment classes, appointment of service providers and distribution of funds on a global basis.

Catherine leads navigator: registrations - our cost-effective, reliable and user friendly service to manage and maintain cross border registrations. She also manages our specialist KIID production facility. 

Catherine is a member of the firm’s Brexit team. Click here for more information. 

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Recent Work
  • advising clients on changes required as a result of UCITS V, particularly on the implication of changes to the remuneration of staff
  • advising a major banking client on changes to its UCITS distribution network
  • advising a leading US ETF manager on its EU distribution policy in light of AIFMD
  • advising a leading US insurance group on its UCITS distribution strategy in Europe
  • undertaking multiple cross-border surveys for clients ensuring distribution matters comply with local rules in each target jurisdiction
  • advising on the structuring of investment fund websites to ensure compliance with local regulations
  • member of the PRIIPs working group to establish best practice for clients affected by the PRIIPs regulation.
Background
Catherine started her career working in Luxembourg for the legal arm of a large accountancy firm. She trained with a leading Irish law firm, and joined the Simmons & Simmons Financial Services team in 2008.