Kate Gardner Special Counsel

Kate is a corporate lawyer specialising in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

She has extensive experience in private treaty transactions, ASX compliance, rights issues, share purchase plans, placements and other general corporate matters.

Kate advises both domestic and cross-border clients across various industries with a particular focus on health, technology and infrastructure sectors.


Equity Capital Markets

Toys’R’ Us ANZ Limited (formerly Funtastic Limited)

Advised on $29 million placement and procuring the necessary shareholder approvals for the acquisition of the Hobby Warehouse Group.

Osprey Medical Inc.

Advised on its partially underwritten $15.5 million renounceable entitlement offer of CHESS Depositary Interests and options.

Visioneering Technologies, Inc.

Advised on $22 million placement and $1M security purchase plan.

Mergers, acquisitions and restructures


Advised on its acquisition of Catalent Australia.

Infrastructure Capital Group

Advised on its acquisition of the Enwave Australia group from Brookfield Infrastructure following a competitive sale process.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Adelaide


  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of South Australia

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