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Amy Chinnappa

Senior Associate
Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Ms. Chinnappa is a corporate and transactional lawyer with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets. She has experience assisting on acquisitions and disposals, contract preparation and negotiation, asset sales, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and general commercial work.

Ms. Chinnappa joined K&L Gates as a graduate in 2013 and has completed rotations in the Real Estate and Banking & Asset Finance teams.

Professional Background

Prior to K&L Gates, Ms. Chinnappa was employed by a major Australian bank for five years and gained exposure to asset fund management and associated financial products.


  • Dual recipient of the Dean's Commendation Award, La Trobe University
  • Award for Civil Procedure, La Trobe University

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Ms. Chinnappa assists in providing pro bono support to various not-for-profit organisations.
  • Ms. Chinnappa has provided legal advice and assistance to several community organisations on a volunteer basis, including the Whittlesea Community Legal Centre and Legal Aid Victoria.
  • Assisting in the disposal of United Dairy Power to an international consortium based in China.
  • Assisting Wabtec Corporation in the acquisition of C2CE Pty Ltd.
  • Assisting Japara Ltd in the acquisition of the Whelan Care Group.
  • Assisting Capitol Health Ltd in its acquisition of Imaging @ Olympic Park.
  • Assisting Capitol Health Ltd in its acquisition of Eastern Radiology Services Pty Ltd.
  • Assisting United Petroleum on a number of acquisitions.
  • Assisting in the sale of Central Healthcare Pty Ltd to Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Assisting Traffic Technologies Ltd in the acquisition of Quick Turn Circuits Pty Ltd.
  • Assisting in the Australian aspects of the restructure of a multinational corporation.
  • Assisting with various mergers and acquisitions by conducting due diligence, preparing transaction documents and coordinating completion arrangements.
  • Assisting with the preparation of initial public offerings made on the Australian Securities Exchange and the compliance and regulatory aspects of these actions.
  • Acting on behalf of leading insolvency practitioners in relation to numerous distressed asset sales.
  • Assisting in advising in respect of Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) issues, including directors' duties, company formations and shareholder rights.
  • Assisting in advising in respect of shareholder agreements and other general commercial advice.
  • Assisting in drafting general commercial documents, including supply agreements, warehousing agreements and teaming agreements.

• Advising a number of incorporated associations in relation to a range of corporate governance issues and assisting with amending their governing rules.
• Assisting clients in the not-for-profit sector with mergers and organisational restructures.
Assisting a number of international clients with the establishment of Australian operations and ongoing corporate governance issues.