Kate is Senior Managing Counsel, Corporate & Commercial at Booking.com. Her role is a legal generalist with a business unit focus. Embedded within the Partnerships team, success means having a seat at the table and being a legal business partner to the commercial teams. Together with the business, she crafts the legal strategy to support the growth of the business unit and implements the contractual framework for Booking.com's global network of demand partners.
Originally from the US, Kate has practiced in the US, Ireland, the UK and The Netherlands. Most recently, Kate worked as the first Head of Legal at a startup in Amsterdam and previously in the capital markets group at Latham & Watkins in London, where she was an integral part of high yield bond financings for companies such as Merlin Entertainments, owner of the London Eye. Between her private and in house career, Kate founded a wellness brand and opened a yoga studio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.