ANZMEX is pleased to welcome its newest member: Kate Brown
Kate Brown is an Australian national, born and raised in Brisbane. She obtained her BA/LLB from the University of Queensland in 1998/2001 with first class honours and a University Medal for Law. She obtained by LL.M. (Masters of Laws) from Harvard Law School in 2005, specializing in International Finance.
Kate began her legal career at Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) in Sydney in 2003. Following her LL.M., she practiced at White & Case LLP in New York and Mexico City from 2005 to 2009. Kate has been at Curtis since 2010, and made Partner in 2016. She is admitted to practice in Australia and New York and she practice as a foreign attorney in Mexico. Kate fluent in English, Spanish and French.
Curtis has an extensive corporate, finance and infrastructure practice. They assist clients with cross-border and domestic transactions, equity and debt offerings, project finance and infrastructure, privatizations, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, investment management and venture capital. Their Latin American clients include governmental entities and private sector companies throughout North and South America and Europe in a range of industries, including commodities (oil and gas, metals, minerals and water), energy, industrial and consumer products, agriculture and food products, telecommunications, transportation, finance, media and tourism.
Kate's area of expertise is international commercial and investment arbitration, representing private corporations, sovereign states, and state-owned entities in disputes across a wide range of sectors, including aeronautical, construction and engineering, financial services, maritime, mining and resources, oil and gas, tax, transport, telecommunications and water treatment. Her recent cases have involved representing Turkmenistan in US$500+million investment disputes arising out of the construction sector, and providing advice to commercial property owners in Mexico regarding defective design and construction of a commercial office and retail building.
Since 2008, Kate has been appointed by the Australian Attorney General’s Department to represent Australia at the meetings of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation).
Kate moved to Mexico from New York in 2009. She has two children, both born in Mexico, Natalia (4 years) and Finn (2 years).