A partner in Colin Biggers & Paisley's corporate and commercial team and China practice since 2018, Connie advises clients pursuing investment opportunities in Australia and China.
Connie has expertise in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions and has assisted clients with significant projects in Australia, China and other parts of the world. She has experience in corporate advisory work including structuring advice, joint ventures, transaction strategies, corporate restructuring, FIRB, due diligence and corporate governance. She also regularly works on a range of commercial documents including, drafting and negotiating sale and purchase agreements, shareholders' agreements and finance documents.
With 20 years of experience, Connie is highly regarded for her advice to clients on infrastructure, real estate, mining and marine logistics projects. She has particular experience managing the acquisition and disposal of container terminal portfolios, having worked on over 45 ports and terminals projects in China, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Africa.
Before joining Colin Biggers & Paisley, Connie practised for leading international firms in Australia and mainland China. She has lived and worked in Beijing and Shanghai and has expertise in drafting and negotiating legal documents requiring English and Chinese bilingual legal skills. Connie has worked extensively on inbound and outbound Chinese investment projects, giving her a unique understanding of the key elements required for a successful cross-border transaction between Australia and China.
Connie was admitted to practice in 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney.
Outside of work, Connie enjoys spending time with her family, yoga, swimming and walking.