Ashurst grows real estate team with partner hire in Sydney

    Global law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of Kate Barker as partner in its Sydney office to further strengthen its real estate practice. Kate specialises in complex and structured investment real estate deals and has extensive experience in real estate-focused joint ventures, investment funds and development projects. 

    Kate joins Ashurst from King & Wood Mallesons, where she has acted for major international investors and developers, including Lendlease, Mirvac and Frasers Property. She sat on the real estate sector committee and established and co-ran a successful seminar series for in-house lawyers.

    Pauline Tan, Ashurst's real estate practice group head, Australia, said:

    "We are thrilled to welcome Kate to our real estate team. Kate's industry focus, client base and experience will help Ashurst continue to grow our offering to clients. We see significant opportunities for growth in this area in years ahead, and Kate will be a key part of delivering quality service to clients looking to invest in Australian real estate." 

    Kate commented:

    "The opportunity to join Ashurst and work with partners across practice areas and offices to grow its already impressive reputation in the investment real estate sector was one I could not pass up. Ashurst's collaborative approach, global outlook, entrepreneurial culture, and innovative approach to providing integrated services to clients creates the right environment for growth. I'm very excited to join the team and help solidify its position as a real estate investment practice."