Kate specialises in international, regulatory and public law.
Kate advises public and private sector clients on a range of matters, with a focus on regulatory design and governance issues. She has advised international organisations and foreign governments on policy and law reform in various sectors, including energy, cybersecurity, trade and investment. She also provides advice on public and private international law, including on contentious matters.
Kate joined Chapman Tripp in 2014 after completing a Masters of Law as a Fulbright Scholar at New York University. Prior to that, she worked at a boutique public law firm.
Kate is an Advisor to Oxfam New Zealand and a member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network. She is also Vice Chair of the National Council of Supporting Families in Mental Illness, a mental health service provider.
Kate has advised:
- New Zealand Steel in a successful judicial review of a Minister's decision not to impose countervailing duties on steel imports from China
- a range of clients on regulatory issues, including in the energy, airports, education and racing sectors
- the Government of Tonga on institutional and regulatory reform in the energy sector
- various Pacific Island governments on implementation of the PACER Plus trade agreement
- on investment regulation in various foreign jurisdictions
- donor agencies, including the World Bank, on regulatory and law reform matters, including relating to cybersecurity, e-government and civil registration and identification
- on the consistency of proposed law reform with New Zealand's international trade law obligations, and
- on the implications of international sanctions regimes for New Zealand businesses trading overseas.