Karina McDougall is a senior solicitor practising in the areas of general commercial law, intellectual property, compliance, and commercial litigation.


Karina has had more than 16 years’ experience providing advice on a broad range of general commercial and intellectual property matters, and acting for commercial parties and insurers in disputes concerning commercial and property transactions.


Karina has worked in top-tier law firms and as a senior legal advisor for both a multi-national finance company and a well-known technology company. Karina also established her own independent legal practice in 2014 and practised as a sole principal for more than 2 years. She has acted for corporations, government organisations, insurers and developers in disputes regarding infrastructure assets, commercial agreements, finance arrangements, trade practices, insurance, negligence and fraud.


During her time as an in-house legal advisor, Karina successfully drafted and negotiated a multitude of complex commercial and IP licensing agreements, and managed numerous large-scale commercial, intellectual property and securities transactions. Karina also developed and implemented robust and enduring compliance programs in relation to trade practices, anti-money laundering and privacy laws. She has had extensive experience dealing with regulators and was also the Privacy Officer for the Australian and New Zealand operations of a multi-national technology company.


Karina puts emphasis on formulating sound legal strategies and solutions with a strongly driven practical and commercial focus in order to consistently produce both exceptional results and significant cost-savings for her clients. She promises to always ensure the best legal and commercial outcome by taking into account her clients’ commercial objectives and interests, and by providing clear and concise advice without the legal jargon.


Karina holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from The University of Technology Sydney, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.