Catie is a projects and infrastructure lawyer with over 25 years’ experience, specialising in energy, transport and infrastructure projects. She has advised and acted for both the public and private sector on large construction, procurement and outsourcing projects, including projects delivered as public private partnerships.
Catie also has considerable experience in a broad range of areas including commercial contracts, logistics and supply contracts, legal advisory, property, competition law (ACCC matters), restructuring, joint ventures and M&A (including FIRB and ASIC).
Her knowledge has been acquired from a variety of roles, as a partner in major international and Australian law firms and as General Counsel where she has provided strategic and commercial advice across a range of Australian and international projects.
Catie has a market-leading reputation and is recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for her expertise in Construction and Infrastructure Law, Energy Law and Commercial Law every year since 2016.
- Advising the Thriving Communities Partnership in respect of the establishment of the ‘One Stop One Story Hub’.
- Advising the Universal Improvement Company in respect of its Kestrel Licence Agreement with Yarra Trams and TransLink Transit Authority.
- Advising a consortium on all legal aspects of the harvesting, transportation and export of fire damaged timber in New South Wales and Victoria to China and Japan.
- Advising a Commonwealth body on the design and construction of its new premises in Melbourne.
- Advising Elgas Limited in respect of Recoverable Works Agreements for construction by third parties in the vicinity of pipelines that it owns and operates in Victoria.
- Advising a rolling stock manufacturer in respect of a number of potential manufacture and supply arrangements with various State transport authorities.
- Advising Caraniche Limited in respect of the provision of alcohol and other drug rehabilitation services in the Victorian prison system.
Awards and recognition
Best Lawyers in Australia 2016-2024Recognised – Commercial Law, Construction/Infrastructure Law, Energy Law
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023Recommended – Energy (transactions and regulatory) and Infrastructure projects and construction
Property & Projects | 7 Jul 2022
The transition away from traditional diesel-operated vehicles within bus networks exposes issues with current contractual and procurement frameworks.