Catie has 20 years' experience advising the transport, energy and infrastructure sectors on corporate and commercial matters, and has worked at a number of top tier firms.
Catie specialises in advising on large construction, procurement and outsourcing projects, including those delivered as public private partnerships, and on M&A and capital raising transactions.
Catie has been acknowledged as a leading Construction/Infrastructure and Energy lawyer in AFR's Best Lawyers 2019.
Catie works with public and private sector clients in the transport, energy and infrastructure industries.
Catie is advising a media company on the roll out of its digital advertising across the Melbourne tram network, including the planning aspects, which involves applications to VCAT, and discussions and negotiations with various regulatory authorities involved in the approval process.
Catie has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.
Before joining Sparke Helmore, Catie worked at a number of top tier national firms, including Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons, Ashurst and most recently, K&L Gates and Davis Advisory.
In her previous roles, Catie advised a dairy foods company on sale and lease back arrangements, including put options of real estate to be used for the construction of a processing facility as well as various warehouse leases for milk powder storage in Melbourne.
She advised a number of clients in the coal and energy sectors on recoverable works agreements for pipelines, coalfield developments, energy supply arrangements for cogeneration facilities, privatisation of coal fired electricity generators and coal supply matters, and coal lifting arrangements.
Catie also gained extensive property experience at her previous firms, advising on a significant social housing project and on acquisition and development negotiations. She has worked with councils and the ACCC extensively on joint tendering for waste disposal.
Catie enjoys keeping fit and on most weekends in winter can be found attempting to keep up with her daughters at Mount Buller. As well as skiing, she enjoys walking her dogs along the Yarra.