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Mills Selig


Kathryn Walls
T. +44(0) 289044 5404

Kathryn has been named as a ‘Up and Coming Individual’ by Chambers and Partners and a ‘Next Generation’ lawyer by Legal 500.

Kathryn is a recognised expert in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and business law. She advises clients across a wide range of industries, including finance, technology, agri-foods and engineering. Clients include entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses and international corporations. 

Kathryn also leads the Intellectual Property and Technology team, advising clients from start-ups to listed PLCs on IP/IT and commercial contracts including licensing, R&D, collaboration and supply agreements.

Clients rely on her knowledge and understanding of complex business and technology issues, and her ability to effectively break down and get to the heart of legal issues.


  • advising First Derivatives PLC in a series of transformative acquisitions in 2014-2016 across Ireland, UK, USA and Canada, with a total consideration of up to £65 million
  • advising local start-up companies on matters including the development, ownership and worldwide exploitation of Intellectual Property; terms and conditions with customers, employee and consultant agreements, IP outsourcing agreements, IP protection matters and equity investments
  • acting for Ducales Trading Limited on its involvement in a consortium that put together a €10.5 million rescue plan to take Irish building and engineering group SIAC out of examinership

The Verdict

  • personable, hands-on and a pleasure to work with
  • has a lot of experience. She was brilliant and accessible at all times–- she went on into the small hours!
  • she is absolutely excellent in every regard, willing and able to grasp the nature and complexity of the project in question

Chambers & Partners UK and Legal 500

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