Kate Anderson

Senior Associate

Kate is a commercial lawyer who specialises in technology-based contracts, consumer law, and privacy.

Kate works on a variety of commercial transactions for both private and public sector clients. She advises on major ICT contracts, consumer protection matters, and on privacy compliance. Kate has particular expertise in Fair Trading Act compliance, with a focus on uninvited direct sales, unsolicited goods and services, unfair contract terms and general advertising matters.

Kate also advises on a wide range of general commercial and compliance matters including sale and purchase arrangements, Gambling Act matters, and Fuel Industry Act compliance.

She has excellent project management and client relationship skills, providing day-to-day support on all aspects of a project with a focus on understanding her client’s business and achieving commercially sensible outcomes.

Kate joined MinterEllisonRuddWatts as a law clerk in 2009. In 2010 she completed a six month secondment to MinterEllison in Canberra, where she worked primarily in the International Trade and Competition team. Kate has undertaken in-house secondments with a number of MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ clients.

Career highlights

Advising on the procurement of a new core technology solution for a major New Zealand bank.

Trusted legal adviser of Project NEXT to procure a transformational national ticketing solution which will enable and process payments for journeys on public transport in New Zealand.

Advising on consumer protection matters, including compliance with uninvited direct sales and unfair contract terms issues, consumer offer terms and conditions, sales materials and a wide variety of advertising collateral.

Advising on the documentation for the sale of radio assets, including associated broadcast licences and ongoing advertising/programming services from the purchaser.

Advising on the procurement of a new technology platform and supporting data for fixed odds betting.

Achievements and recognition
  • Band 1 team, Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT), Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Band 1 team, Corporate/Commercial, Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Tier 1 team, Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT), The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific