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Kate Robinson

Senior Associate – Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

Kate thrives in high pressure environments and works diligently to overcome all complexities that arise from the competing interests of parties involved, especially in private equity transactions. She appreciates that no transaction is the same and enjoys the opportunity to understand the nature of each business she works with.

Kate advises on a broad range of corporate matters including M&A, private equity and general corporate and commercial law. She has particular experience advising management teams, companies and institutional investors on all aspects of the private equity market, including venture and growth capital transactions, private equity buyouts, buy-and-build projects and exits.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Kate worked for Clayton Utz in Sydney. She also worked for Osborne Clarke in London, where she worked across a number of high-profile transactions and gained significant international experience.


M&A; Private Equity; General Corporate and Commercial Law



  • Bachelor of Law with Australian Law - University of Nottingham
  • Legal Practitioner's Course - University of Law, London
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales and England & Wales. 



  • Acting for a large private equity fund in respect of its bid to acquire the Arnotts and Campbell Soup APAC business from Campbells Soup USA.
  • Acting for the Myers family trust on its acquisition and management incentive plan in respect of Gill Marine which was achieved through an offshore structure.
  • Acting for UK private equity house Tenzing on three investments out of its maiden fund.
  • Advised UK private equity house, Mobeus, on four investments over a period of 18 months, including three platform investments and a bolt with a manager roll up.
  • Advised the management team of Dennis Publishing on the buyout of the company (backed by Exponent).
  • Advised Solarplicity, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy providers, on the sale of 133MW of solar assets.
  • Advised the management team of ByBox on the secondary buy out funded by Francisco Partners.