Kate has broad experience in company mergers, acquisitions, contested takeovers, capital and debt raisings, continuous disclosure, and general corporate advisory work. Kate is a specialist in corporate governance and regulatory matters including compliance and regulation of credit, financial markets and services, funds management, and licensing.
Kate has also worked with the Federal Treasury as the Chair and Convenor of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce and the Government expert panel on corporate whistleblowing. She was General Counsel and company secretary to the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) (responsible for the development of professional standards in the financial services sector) for two years and had stints as in-house counsel and as General Counsel to an ASX listed company.
Kate also spent two years as chief legal adviser to the head of ASX Investigations & Enforcement and six months as head of compliance at UBS AG (on secondment).
Kate has been consistently ranked in Best Lawyers since 2008, including in the categories of Regulatory Practice, Financial Institutions, Tax & Accounting Law, Class Actions, and ADR & Litigation.