In June 2018 Kristen was appointed Managing Partner having been at the firm for 18 years. She is ideally placed to lead McCullough Robertson thanks to her ongoing commitment and focus on the firm’s clients, working closely with them to unlock success and to ensure a brilliant client experience.
With extensive experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, Kristen specialises in the resources and mining sectors and has worked on the structuring and establishment of major projects and joint ventures, including financing for a wide range of resource projects.
Kristen is regularly involved in sales, acquisitions and financing of significant mining and resource assets, and has acted for a range of clients in the resources sector. These include listed and large private companies involved in exploration and operational projects in coal, coal seam gas (CSG), conventional oil and gas, iron ore, minerals, uranium and base metals.
Since her appointment as Managing Partner, McCullough Robertson has been named Diversity Law Firm of the Year at the LawyersWeekly Women in Law Awards in 2019 and won the Large & Medium Practice Award in the Queensland Law Society’s Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019. Kristen was also shortlisted for Executive of the Year at the LawyersWeekly Women in Law Awards in 2019.
These accolades not only highlight Kristen’s strong and capable leadership, but also her commitment to ensuring that every individual at McCullough Robertson is able to bring their whole self to work and thrive.
Advised an investor on the financing arrangements for a US$1.5 billion acquisition in 2016
Advising large investors on their proposed acquisition of significant mining assets from Anglo
Advising in relation to the sale of Callide coal mine
Large international mining company
Lead Australian lawyer on the $8 billion restructure and financing
Established a joint venture with BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal for infrastructure sharing arrangements for Millennium and Poitrel mines
Established the Lake Vermont joint venture between Marubeni, Sojitz, AMCI and the Jellinbah Group (of which Anglo is a major shareholder)