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Katherine Ramo

Katherine (Katia) Ramo

Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French, Arabic

Katherine (Katia) Ramo is an Associate in the Technology, Media, IP and Competition (TMIC).

Katherine is a multi- award-wining global lawyer who advises on a wide range of transactional corporate M&A, commercial and  regulatory matters.

 Katherine spent time on secondment to BT’s Product & Portfolio Legal & Regulatory department. 

Before joining CMS, Katherine had a highly successful global career in international development advising governments and multinational organisations on high profile high value acquisition and assistance matters with the U.S. State Department, World Bank, IMF, UN and other multi-donor agencies.

Katherine champions diversity, in the City & globally, across every channel, leading diversity networks, mentoring, writing and speaking at events. She is called upon both internally and externally by clients and diversity organisations, and by the UN and regulatory bodies, to provide advice regarding diversity issues, particularly surrounding gender and disability. 

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Listed as a top global 30 Financial Times Women In Business HERoes and Future Female Leader 2018.

Financial Times, 2018

Winner of WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award 2019.

Times' & Sunday Times the Lynne Freeman Law Award, 2019

Listed as #7 on the top 10 global Yahoo Finance Women in Business HERoes and Future Female Leaders 2019 list.

Yahoo Finance, 2019

Relevant experience

  • HP Inc. on its USD 1.05bn acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s global printer business and the transfer of technology and related assets from local Samsung to local HP entities in 45 jurisdictions across six continents. 
  • BOTTLETOP on partnership agreement with UBS to launch #TOGETHERBAND global campaign in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including IP, documentary film production, as well as partnership with the UN Foundation and use of  a group of high-profile ambassadors appointed to promote the campaign such as David Beckham & Naomi Campbell.
  • A leading public service broadcaster’s global affiliate on GDPR and Privacy related matter. 
  • A UK-based technology start up on negotiation of an exclusive worldwide license of their Licensed Technology with Philips. 
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Education

  • 2012 – Present - PhD Candidate in ‘Energy International Dispute Resolution’ Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law, and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland
  • 2008 – LLM, Comparative and International Dispute Resolution, Queen Mary University of London
  • LLB, GDL, LPC, University of Law, Bloomsbury, London
  • M.A. Public Administration, International Development, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • Master’s Certificate Government Contracting, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. USA
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Memberships

  • Trustee Society for Computers & Law.
  • Trustee BlindAid.
  • Founder & Chair of CMS ENABLE (disabilities & wellbeing) Network.
  • Member of the UN Stakeholders Group for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Co-chair InterLaw Diversity Forum disability ENABLE Network.
  • Key supporter of the Valuable500 Campaign global movement putting disability on the busness leadership adgenda.
  • Core member of CMS equIP helping technology start-ups scale. 
  • Member of CMS BUZZ Network for Media Professionals.
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