Ashurst has added further depth to one of Australia's leading Energy &
Resources legal practices with the addition of Katie
Winterbourne as a new partner in its Perth office.
Managing Partner of Ashurst in Australia John Carrington said: "The
addition of Katie to our E&R practice enhances our offering to
clients in one of our fastest growing practice areas.
"Katie comes from an internal role at a global diversified
resources company where, for the past four years, she has gained a
first-hand understanding of the importance of timely and concise
legal advice to influence sound business decision making," Mr
"This experience, combined with an already strong national Energy
& Resources team and the global resources and expertise of
Ashurst, enables us to provide the high-level legal advice our
clients want and need."
Ms Winterbourne's experience as a legal manager within the
resources company has given her a wide breadth of experience in
providing legal support on nickel operations on business and mine
development, regulatory compliance, health and safety and
maintaining a licence to operate, to port access, supply chain
contracting and dispute resolution.
According to Ashurst E&R Practice Leader Geoff Gishubl: "Katie will be an
enormous asset to our team, with her clear understanding of the
needs of clients combined with a very firm understanding of the
legal requirements in E&R projects, both large and small."
Prior to taking up the in-house role Katie had worked in Ashurst's
(then Blake Dawson) Melbourne and Perth offices on significant
property and E&R matters.
New Ashurst partner Katie Winterbourne said: "I am excited about
the opportunity to work with such a focussed, dynamic team on some
of the most complex energy and resources legal matters in Australia
for the highest calibre clients, with the added bonus of being able
to call on the global expertise and experience of the broader
"Having worked within the Ashurst E&R team in the past, and
more recently working with Ashurst as a client, I know how well the
team works together to seamlessly provide high quality, timely,
strategic legal advice to its clients," she said.