Cathryn E. Williams#4905

Cathryn E. Williams

Cathryn Williams is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group in the firm's London office, having moved to Crowell from the London office of Squire Patton Boggs where she worked for more than 2 decades. She has spent many years in the restructuring space, with particular experience in the asset-based lending sector. Cathryn acts for various clients in the financial sector, including banks, financiers, insolvency practitioners, officeholders, corporations, and distressed lenders in all aspects of non-contentious and contentious insolvency, restructuring, fraud, and asset recovery. She has deep experience in all aspects of restructuring, formal insolvencies, insolvent business sales and purchases, and insolvency litigation. Cathryn has worked with businesses in a wide variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, technology, construction, food and beverage, film and television production, and smart card production. Over the span of her career, Cathryn has worked on a number of high-profile matters including a number of well-known high street retailers.
Contributed to


Retail sector insolvency—use of CVAs
Retail sector insolvency—use of CVAs
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Cathryn E Williams of Crowell & Moring LLP, provides guidance on the use of company voluntary arrangements in the retail sector. It details the advantages and disadvantages of using a company voluntary arrangement from the perspective of the tenant and the landlord and also discusses recent examples.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1992


  • Council Member of R3
  • Co-Chair of R3 Education
  • Courses and Conference Committee


  • University of Reading
  • Caerleon School
  • Guildford School of Law

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