Catharina von Finckenhagen wins at first Fund Finance Association Rising Star Awards

Catharina von Finckenhagen has been selected as one of the winners of the inaugural Fund Finance Association Rising Star Awards 2020.

Catharina, a senior associate in Ogier's Cayman Islands and Luxembourg Banking and Finance teams, is one of 30 people chosen for the award from a field of 125 nominees across the global fund finance industry.

Catharina is a member of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team. She specialises in advising on subscription credit and capital call facilities entered into by funds and has experience in hybrid and net asset value credit facilities entered into by funds. She was nominated for the award, in part, for her work as a key member of our CAYLUX fund finance team which provides one port of call for all Cayman and Luxembourg fund finance matters from a US time zone with Catharina based in the Cayman Islands.

As a qualified Cayman attorney and Luxembourg avocate, Catharina has been integral in the CAYLUX fund finance service line which she has been part of since its inception and is very well known in the fund finance market. She works closely with both the Ogier fund finance teams in Luxembourg and in the Cayman Islands in order to provide a true combined CAYLUX offering, both in the French and English language.

Partner and Head of Banking and Finance for Ogier Katrina Edge said: "I am delighted that Catharina has been recognised by this well-deserved award. She is a key member of our CAYLUX offering which links our Luxembourg and Cayman offices and is widely recognised by clients for her expertise and commercial approach to fund financing transactions. Ogier's CAYLUX practice continues to be popular with clients as evidenced by its growth over the past couple of years; Catharina has been a key part of this success story."

Clients have described Catharina as having a "deep transactional knowledge base and a global perspective on the fund finance industry".

Catharina has an international and multi-cultural background and speaks six languages fluently. She studied English law and French law in London and Paris, qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, attorney in the Cayman Islands, avocate in Luxembourg and also has a French law Licence. She is actively involved in a number of industry associations and regularly contributes to articles and briefings on fund finance related topics.