Partner Profile

Catherine McCarthy

Clifford Chance LLP


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Kate McCarthy is a partner in the Americas energy and infrastructure group. She has extensive experience in power, mining, energy, telecoms, transportation and other infrastructure projects acting for clients, including IFC, IDB, Citibank, Natixis, HSBC, SMBC, Credit Agricole, CAF, FMO, Proparco, DEG and BNP Paribas.

Kate is one of the firm's main relationship partners in the US for both agency lenders such as the IFC, IDB, IDB Invest and commercial banks such as Citibank, HSBC and SMBC. She has significant expertise in ECA financing, having acted for lenders in deals backed by COFACE, SACE, Hermes, US Exim, K-Sure, EKF, EKN, GIEK and CESCE. She also has expertise in multilateral guarantee and insurance products, including the World Bank partial risk guarantee and the MIGA sovereign non-honouring and PRI policies. 

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