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Katie Skeels


Katie Skeels
English, French
Practice Group

As a Registered Foreign Lawyer in the Hong Kong office, Katie Skeels focuses on litigation and contentious regulatory work. Katie has acted for individuals, private companies, global banks and insolvency practitioners, and she has a wealth of experience in the financial services sector from her practice and from completing two secondments to major banking clients of the firm.

She trained in the London office and qualified there and is currently seconded to Hong Kong. Katie is committed to pro bono work, and has experience of working for a diverse range of charities including Fair Trials International and Help for Domestic Helpers. Katie is also committed to community projects, and has recently been accepted as a mentor on the Engage programme for 2016.

Representative experience

Acting for a UK banking client in a significant investigation into alleged benchmark manipulation.

Acting for a UK retail bank in relation to a customer claim for losses arising from a third party fraud.

Acting for a private equity firm in relation to possible professional negligence claims against its legal advisor.

Acting for a global bank in relation to an investigation into employee misconduct.

Acting for a major UK bank in relation to financial mis-selling claims.

Acting for liquidators of a Hong Kong listed company in a multi-million HK$ fraud claim against its former management

Education and admissions


  • LPC, BPP Law School
  • MA (Cantab), Law


  • Law Society of England and Wales
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