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Katie Akpinar

New South Wales
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Leasing and Agreements, Partnership and Joint Ventures, E-Commerce
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Nationwide, New South Wales
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About Katie

Recent Q&A Featured Lawyer Interview with Katie Akpinar with Karen Finch

Hello, I’m Katie Principal Lawyer (and one of the founders) at Lawthentic.

I am an accomplished commercial and corporate lawyer with considerable experience in the legal profession as well as extensive commercial expertise across a variety of business sectors. It is this grounding in industry that allows me to effectively understand where an organisation is going and what obstacles might stop it from getting there.

I have a simple philosophy, and that is to consistently apply a commercial approach in delivering practical, considered, and specialist legal guidance. I combine my top-tier law firm experience with corporate acumen and a wealth of industry insight to provide strategic solutions, whilst playing a meaningful role in my clients’ mission and purpose.

I support a broad range of clients in Australia and across APAC from up-and-coming entrepreneurs, ambitious start-ups, and innovative fast-growing ventures, to established organisations, and businesses pushing boundaries and making strides.

I regularly draft, review, negotiate, and advise on all types of commercial contracts. I work closely with my clients to provide bespoke terms of use and agreements tailored to reflect both commercial arrangements and operational requirements. I work on commercial transactions that address the spectrum of legal issues a business may encounter, whether that is during the start-up phase, in day-to-day operations, or at any other time during an organisation’s lifecycle.

My work in the intellectual property space centres around providing strategic and pragmatic guidance in the areas of trade marks, copyright, patents, and designs to ensure comprehensive protection of clients’ ideas, brands, and inventions.

I consult on a variety of technology matters, from sophisticated tech transactions to innovative software as a service (SaaS) and licensing solutions. I regularly advise on data protection and have extensive experience in privacy law, including drafting privacy policies and documents compliant in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

I pride myself on being efficient, flexible, and a pleasure to work with. I value the strong, trusted, and genuine relationships I have with my clients. My approach is always collaborative and highly personalised, working hand in glove to help my clients succeed. You will find I am consistently driven by my clients’ growth. My focus is on gaining an in-depth understanding of each organisation and on managing risk to encourage expansion and help achieve commercial and operational goals.

It’s important to me to always be transparent, this especially rings true when it comes to fees. Lawthentic offers a value-driven approach, with fixed fees and competitive rates. We also have a variety of other fee arrangements to meet varying legal needs, and of course are always happy to explore bespoke alternatives to meet our clients’ unique requirements.

To understand your legal needs and see if we are a good fit, reach out for a free no obligation initial consultation. You can book in a chat or learn more about me and Lawthentic at or

Outside of being a lawyer

When not working with clients, you’ll find me in the pilates studio. It’s a good analogy for the way I work, a precise and flexible approach built around a strong core.