Kate is Senior Legal Counsel in Pala’s legal team. She provides legal and strategic advice to a number of Pala’s portfolio companies, including Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) for whom she acted as General Counsel during a critical phase in the company’s development. During this time Nevada Copper successfully closed a USD115M project finance facility with KfW IPEX Bank GmbH, and negotiated offtake contracts with Aurubis and Concord Resources.
Kate manages legal due diligence for Pala on new opportunities and advises on alternative finance structures, including streams, royalties and mezzanine finance. She has also worked closely on a number of Pala’s divestments, including Dumas Mining and Asian Mineral Resources, acting as NED for both companies.
With over 10 years’ experience in the sector, Kate is a regular speaker on M&A and corporate matters at industry events, and is passionate about improving diversity, sustainability and compliance in the mining sector.
Kate Southwell joins the line up of speakers at Mines and Money Online Connect.