Keypoint Law is delighted to welcome Kate Hynes to the firm as a Consulting Principal, based in Brisbane.

Kate is a general corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular niche in film, television and digital games.

Before joining Keypoint, Kate led the legal, business affairs and corporate regulatory function for Hoodlum, an Emmy® and BAFTA award-winning film and television production company. Kate was also formerly the Chief Legal Officer for Halfbrick Studios, the video game company behind Fruit Ninja – the smash-hit mobile game achieving over 1 billion downloads and becoming one of the first games used to help rehabilitate stroke patients.

Before moving in-house, Kate was a Senior Associate in the general commercial practices of Kelly Hazell Quill and Norton Rose Fulbright, where she was acting primarily for large clients within the areas of media, intellectual property, international trade and contract law.

Kate is currently the deputy chair of Trade and Investment Queensland, overseeing the governance and strategy of TIQ across its 17 international offices.

Kate brings a wealth of sector knowledge and experience in media and entertainment to the firm, further bolstering Keypoint’s Brisbane-based operations and national service offering across 25 areas.

Commenting on Kate’s appointment, Keypoint CEO Warren Kalinko said:

“Kate’s joining is a very exciting development for Keypoint. Her wealth experience and years of involvement in the Australian, and global, media and entertainment industry is incredibly valuable, and we are delighted to have this added expertise to share with our clients.”

Speaking about her appointment:

 “I’ve watched the exceptional growth of Keypoint Law over a number of years, and I am very excited to now be a part of its bright future”, says Kate.