Caroline Carnegie

Caroline Carnegie Partner Melbourne Corporate/M&A Mergers & Acquisitions Private Equity Restructuring & Insolvency Sports Tax-Exempt Organizations/Nonprofit Institutions
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Professional Biography

Ms. Carnegie is a partner in the Melbourne corporate & transactional group and focuses her practice on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, contract preparation and negotiation, asset sales and other transactional advice (including start-ups and shareholder arrangements), across a broad variety of industry sectors. 

In addition to her vast range of experience in mergers and acquisitions, Ms. Carnegie is also experienced in advising on distribution and logistics arrangements, and has a sports law practice which sees her act for organisations, including Cricket Australia, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne Renegades, North Melbourne Football Club, Tennis Australia, Netball Australia and others across a broad range of commercial matters (including but not limited to, participation arrangements, sponsorship agreements, venue hire arrangements and general corporate (and corporate governance) advice). 

Ms. Carnegie is also member of the firm's global (and local) Women in the Profession committees at K&L Gates, on the Australian precedents committee and a member of our Income Partner Advisory Committee. 

Further, Ms. Carnegie is an active member of the corporate pro bono team at K&L Gates, and regularly provides advice to large not-for-profit and philanthropic organisations with a view to working hand in hand with them to provide corporate governance and ongoing general commercial advice. Ms. Carnegie collaborates with clients in the M&A, corporate advisory, sports and philanthropic sectors in order to provide strategic commercial advice as a trusted advisor. She has provided pro bono support to many not-for-profit organisations including the Reach Foundation, Save the Children, FebFast, Youth Substance Abuse Service, St Vincent's Hospital Art Gallery, Hands Across the Water Australia and others 

Ms. Carnegie is a Director and Company Secretary of the Melbourne Victory Football Club and is also a member of the Australian Football League Players Association (AFLPA) Accredited Agents Arbitration Panel. In early 2019, she joined the Women's Counsel of Football Federation Australia (FFA) and is on the working group for a new model of A League (soccer) in Australia (New Leagues Working Group (NLWG)) and has been advising on its recent commercial law endorsement. 

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