Krista Bates - Principal

Krista Bates is a highly accomplished international lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, renowned for her expertise and extensive experience in the field. With an illustrious career spanning several decades, Krista has held key roles as a partner in some of the world’s largest law firms, consistently delivering exceptional legal counsel to multinational corporations and high-profile clients.

Throughout her career, Krista has built a solid reputation for her comprehensive knowledge of global corporate law, strategic thinking, commercial acumen and exceptional negotiation skills. Her unparalleled expertise in mergers and acquisitions has allowed her to navigate complex legal landscapes and facilitate successful transactions for her clients, contributing to their growth and success in the global marketplace.

Krista’s passion for mergers & acquisitions and corporate law and her dedication to achieving the best outcomes for her clients have earned her recognition as one of the leading legal minds in her field. She has played an instrumental role in guiding her clients through intricate legal processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks and safeguarding their interests.

Having worked as a lawyer in renowned law firms Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Clyde & Co and Lavan. Having made partner early (seven years qualified), Krista has a blue-chip background in mergers & acquisitions, with experience advising on transactions in over 50 jurisdictions globally with values ranging from $100,000 to $5 billion, predominantly in the private equity and private M&A space. Krista has developed an extensive network of professionals and established strong working relationships with key stakeholders in various industries. Her ability to forge connections and foster collaborations has been instrumental in achieving favourable outcomes for her clients in complex local and international transactions.

Beyond her professional achievements, Krista is known for her exceptional leadership skills and commitment to mentoring young lawyers. She actively participates in legal conferences and seminars, sharing her knowledge and experiences to inspire the next generation of legal professionals. Her commitment to excellence and continuous professional development has driven her to stay at the forefront of the legal landscape, keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and regulatory changes.

As an international lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, Krista Bates continues to shape the legal landscape, assisting clients in navigating the complexities of cross-border transactions and playing a pivotal role in shaping the global business environment. Her unwavering dedication, extensive experience, and exceptional legal acumen have solidified her reputation as a trusted advisor and a formidable force in the field of corporate law.



Kyle Bowyer

Senior Associate Lawyer

Gabriel Merga

Team Leader

Jeninna Cruz