Global firm Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has welcomed a new projects partner to its Brisbane team.
Kate Muller joins NRF from DLA Piper, having previously been a partner in its projects team. Prior to that, she practised at Latham & Watkins in Singapore as a projects and general corporate finance lawyer, where she specialised in energy and resources in the south-east Asia region.
Ms Muller advises international and domestic clients across the energy and resources, infrastructure, government, and transport sectors. She focuses primarily in Australia and Asia.
She has experience acting for both financiers and sponsors on energy and infrastructure projects, including advising borrowers on their corporate financing requirements, sponsors with respect to greenfields projects in south-east Asia and Australia, and developers of major infrastructure projects.
NRF’s chief executive partner in Australia, Alison Deitz, said that she was delighted to welcome Ms Muller to the firm.
“Supporting domestic and global clients on the important issues of the global energy transition and infrastructure development is a key area of focus for our firm.
“Kate’s strong experience in Asia and Australia in energy and resources, infrastructure, real estate and corporate finance matters, will bolster this offering and our national and regional projects and energy teams,” she said.
Ms Muller commented that this year’s federal election has increased interest in the kinds of projects she has experience advising on, such as solar, pumped hydro, waste-to-energy, wind, hybrid power and battery storage.
“Given the activity and new projects we expect to see in our region, this is an exciting time to be joining a global firm that is a major advisor to global and domestic clients on the global energy transition,” said Ms Muller.