Catherine is a Commercial and Regulatory Disputes Partner and Head of Regulatory Group.
Catherine is a recognised expert in public and utilities regulated procurement and is Tier 1 Ranked in Chambers & Partners for Public Procurement . Her clients include suppliers, public bodies and regulated utilities. Catherine is involved in some of the leading UK High Court procurement challenges and advises on challenging EU institution procurements in Luxembourg.
Catherine is experienced in complex contractual disputes involving public contracts, including PFI disputes in the health, education, energy and waste sectors.
She also works with clients on EU and UK business regulation, regulatory investigations, crisis management, enforcement and prosecutions. She advises on dealing with economic regulators as well as the full range of other UK and EU regulatory bodies.
Catherine has been a Partner at Osborne Clarke since 2011.
Catherine is an active member of the Procurement Lawyers Association and is on the Steering Committee of the European Procurement Roundtable. At the 2015 Women in Compliance Awards Catherine was awarded Best Regulatory Lawyer of the Year and was named in The Lawyer “Hot 100 Lawyers of 2016”.
Catherine has co-authored Osborne Clarke’s Regulatory Outlook.
Catherine Wolfenden is “clearly extremely knowledgeable on her subject matter and communicates effectively”
“She responds promptly to emails and calls and is excellent at giving pragmatic advice within short timescales. I know I can rely on her and she explains issues very clearly.”
Chambers & Partners, 2016