Katherine Sweetnam

What do you do for your clients ?

T: 07876162271

E: katherine.sweetnam@arbor.law

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I am a commercial lawyer with over 8 years’ experience advising across a wide range of matters but with a particular focus on commercial, corporate and employment.

What are your legal specialities?

Having worked in-house for 8 years, my experience is broad and varied. I advise on day-to-day commercial, corporate and employment queries as well as longer term strategic projects. I represent both companies and individuals and my experience covers a whole range of areas including fundraising, M&A, company secretarial support, corporate governance compliance, commercial contracts, consumer T&Cs, GDPR, employment (such as handling employee relations cases and compliant templates, policies and processes) and option scheme management and compliance.

What do clients say?

That I take the time to get to know them and their business and to understand what they need from me. I give practical, clear, actionable advice. I am responsive, smart with my time and focused on getting the job done.

Behind the lawyer

I have 2 year old twins who keep me pretty busy! I also love travelling, discovering new restaurants and I'm lucky to live close to Bushy Park where I love to run.

Before Arbor

Taylor Wessing, Trainee and Associate

Sept 2012- Oct 2015

Advising private equity and corporate clients on M&A, private equity and general corporate matters. Included advising Wahanda (subsequently rebranded to Treatwell) on its acquisition of multiple companies across Europe.

Treatwell, General Counsel and People Director

Oct 2015- Nov 2021

Moved in-house in 2015 to set up the Legal function from scratch and led the Legal and People Operations teams during periods of huge change, including acquisitions, the sale of the business and the onset of Covid-19


Event Genius, Chief People Officer & General Counsel

Nov 2021- Jan 2023

I was responsible for the Legal and People team across Europe, North America and APAC. Achievements including overhauling the festival partner agreement and customer facing T&Cs, auditing the employee option scheme, revising the corporate governance structure, and playing a key role in the sale of the business assets to Lyte (following its administration in Sept 2022) and subsequent TUPE transfer and integration project that followed.


  • University of Nottingham, History BA
  • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law
  • BPP Law School, LPC