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Kate Watchorn advises fund managers on legal and regulatory matters regarding fund formation, marketing, fund governance, documenting, and investor negotiations.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2023, Kate worked as an associate in the asset management and investment funds department at a law firm in Dublin, Ireland, where she advised asset managers on business initiatives in Ireland. In particular, Kate advised on the structuring, establishment, operation, and regulation of UCITS (undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities) and AIFs (alternative investment funds).


  • Holland Capital completes €225 million fundraising Holland Capital Growth & Buy Out Fund VJones Day advised Holland Capital on its €225 million fundraising fifth growth and buyout fund, Holland Capital Growth & Buy Out Fund V.
  • Climate Fund Managers forms Climate Investor ThreeJones Day advised Climate Fund Managers on the formation of Climate Investor Three, a funding platform for the purpose of investing in energy transition infrastructure companies in the green hydrogen value chain.
  • Gilde Healthcare VI raises €740 millionJones Day represented Gilde Healthcare in connection with the establishment of Gilde Healthcare Venture & Growth VI with €740 million in commitments.
  • IceLake Capital Management B.V. closes IceLake Capital Fund IIJones Day advised IceLake Capital Management B.V. on the fundraising of its second private equity fund, IceLake Capital Fund II, an investment fund for the purpose of investing in small- and medium-sized companies with sustainable competitive advantages and solid growth prospects, with a general focus on the business services and software sectors in the Benelux, closing at €315 million.
  • Capital A completes fundraising of Capital A Fund IVJones Day advised Capital A Management, a specialized mid-market private equity investor, in relation to the fundraising of its Benelux focused private equity fund, Capital A Fund IV.