Catherine Pham

Catherine Pham

"Catherine is very responsive, sharp and produces good-quality work"

Overview

I’m a Partner in our Cayman Islands Corporate and Finance practice and I specialise in investment funds.

I regularly advise private equity sponsors, investment banks and investment managers on the structuring, formation, regulation and governance of investment fund structures (across a broad range of asset classes), their downstream transactions (including finance transactions) and exit mechanisms.

I also advise institutional, strategic and seed investors in connection with their investments into investment funds.

I’m regularly involved in the structuring and implementation of a wide range of corporate transactions, including joint venture arrangements, acquisitions and corporate restructurings.

Prior to joining Mourant Ozannes, I worked both offshore and onshore, notably at Fraser Milner Casgrain in Toronto.

Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, the University of Windsor in Canada, 1999

Memberships

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Attorney in the Cayman Islands
  • 100 Women in Finance, Cayman (Main Committee Member and Peer Engagement Committee Co-Chair)
  • Women in Fund Finance
  • Hedge Funds Care, Cayman (Committee of Hearts)

Work highlights

  • Acting as Cayman Islands counsel to Premier Gold Mines Limited in connection with its acquisition of the Mercedes Mine in Mexico from Yamana Gold Inc. and related $122.5 million financing arrangement with Orion Mine Finance
  • Acting as Cayman Islands counsel to consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton in connection with its US$925 million acquisition of spa services provider Steiner Leisure Limited
  • Acting as Cayman Islands counsel to Embassy Investments Limited and Grand Cayman Beach Suites Limited in connection with the sale of the assets of the Grand Cayman Beach Suites and the former Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman to the Dart group, a local developer

What the directories say

Chambers Global, 2019 states that "she is extremely responsive and has a real in-depth understanding of fund issues." Another commentator added: "She is very good and making a strong name for herself."

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019 states Catherine is "diligent and practical."

Catherine is "very responsive, sharp and produces good-quality work", Chambers Global, 2017.

Catherine is ranked as a Rising Star in Investment Funds IFLR1000, 2016, and recommended in Legal 500 Caribbean, 2015.