Catherine Ottaway

Tel. +33 (0)1 53 93 22 00

ottaway@hocheavocats.com

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Catherine Ottaway is Head of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. at all stages of the process, providing legal advice and representing the parties during the pre-litigation and litigation phases. Trained as a mediator, she uses alternative dispute resolution tools when appropriate. She works on complex cases for industrial, service, financial, real estate companies, whether listed or private.

Fields of Specialisation :

> Commercial law and business law (contractual liability, warranty actions, directors and officers liability, shareholders’ disputes, unfair competition, expert-appraisal proceedings, enforcement proceedings, …),
> Insolvency law (takeover bids, special purpose receiverships, conciliations, judicial reorganization and liquidation proceedings, filing of proofs of claims), whether acting on behalf of the debtor companies, creditors or bidders.
> Commercial leases (negotiation, performance and enforcement of leases, renewal of leases, indemnities for termination/eviction …), whether acting on behalf of the landlords or the tenants, and
> Criminal business law.

Specialisation:

> 2018: World Bank Certificate
> 2014: Certificate of specialisation in commercial law, business law and competition law
> 1996: Certificate of specialisation in commercial law.

Qualifications:

Catherine Ottaway is ranked as “Excellent” in the area of Litigation & Arbitration & Mediation (Leaders League). She has received recognition from Who’s Who Legal France in the field of Insolvency & Restructuring.
Who’s Who Legal lists only the leading practitioners in each field, based exclusively on the findings of an independent six-month research process and is ranked as “notorious practice” in restructuring together with other Departments of the firm.

Catherine Ottaway has received in 2018 and 2019 a World Bank Certificate of appreciation for her contribution to the Doing Business report (World Bank Group).

Career:

  • Since 2005 — Hoche Avocats
  • 1990–2005 — Ginestié, Paley-Vincent & Associés
  • 1985–1990 — Baudel, Sales, Vincent & Georges
  • 1983–1984 — Karsenty & Associés.
  • 1984 — Admitted to the Paris Bar.

Education:

  • 2015/2019 — Member of the Board of INSOL INTERNATIONAL, as the association representative of the Association of Insolvency Practitioners « INSOL EUROPE » (www.insol-europe.org)
  • 2014/2015 — Immediate Past President of the Association of Insolvency Practitioners « INSOL EUROPE »
  • 2013/2014 — President of the Association of Insolvency Practitioners « INSOL EUROPE »
  • 2001 — Mediator at the Association of the European Mediators.
  • 1983 — Postgraduate degree (DESS) in insurance law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
  • 1982 — Master in judicial careers, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Languages:

  • French
  • English

Catherine Ottaway

Tel. +33 (0)1 53 93 22 00

ottaway@hocheavocats.com

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