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Cathrine Foldberg-Møller

Cathrine Foldberg-Møller was a student at St George's from 1991 until 1995...

I started at St George’s at the age of 4 in 1991 and left at 8 years old in 1995. My father who was the chairman of the PTA (parents and teachers association) at the time says I was one of the first students when the school was established in Bonnevoie – student number 26 he believes.

At the time St George's did not offer secondary school so I was transferred to the Danish section of the European School in Luxembourg where I took the European Baccalaureate. After this I went on to study law at Durham University, Trevelyan College.

After three years in the north of England I moved to London to take what was then called the LPC – Legal Practice Course – to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. I then moved back to Luxembourg and did a Masters in Banking and Finance Law at the University of Luxembourg followed by the cours complémentaires en droit luxembourgeois with the Luxembourg Ministry of Justice to be admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 2011.

I started my career at Linklaters in Luxembourg and moved to Simmons & Simmons in 2015 to open the Luxembourg office of the international law firm. In 2021 I became a partner at this law firm where I created my own stand-alone practice focussing on Financial Services Regulatory law advising on cross-border and international matters.

I spent six months working at the London office of Simmons & Simmons in 2018. In 2021 when I was on maternity leave with my second child I took the MBA Essential Course with the London School of Economics, which was distance learning and allowed me to gain insight into leadership and management. With AI becoming more and more important, I am now enrolled to do the course of Implications for Business Strategy with MIT.

Alongside my practice I am also a member of the Board of the Luxembourg Capital Markets Association and the newly elected chairperson of the Luxembourg group of an international association (VL) of Danish Business Leaders worldwide.

Despite having grown up in Luxembourg and spending four years living in the UK, I consider myself Danish and this is the language I speak with my children at home. My husband is Belgian and we chose St George’s for our son, who is in the Primary section the school, because of the excellent education and international environment. We are extremely happy with our choice and are looking forward to his sister starting in the coming years.

I love the way students are taught in St George’s, giving children essential tools to succeed later in life, such as presenting in front of others, working in groups and having very dedicated teachers who tend to each student individually. I enjoy still interacting with the students at St George’s and was happy to participate in the Career Mixer Event a few months ago where I shared my story and advice with students interested in a career in law.

 

I am very proud of my career to date and what I have managed to achieve. Being a mother of two while managing a partnership position in the very demanding field of law can be challenging but also very rewarding. I think my success is largely due to the international environment I have grown up in.