Ryder, Karen

Karen Ryder

Baker & McKenzie


Karen Ryder is a consultant in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie, and has extensive experience in all aspects of structured real estate transactions. She works for several well-known offshore funds and asset managers, as well as for leading Australian property funds.

Practice Focus

Karen's practice focuses on commercial property transactions, with particular experience in large scale and complex acquisitions, sales and developments for offshore clients. She leads a team which provides support throughout the asset's entire lifecycle, from initial structuring, acquisition and development to disposition and everything in between, including portfolio management, corporate compliance and dispute resolution.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising foreign funds on multi-million dollar property portfolio acquisitions. 
  • Acting on the sale of some of Australia's premier commercial office buildings. 
  • Advising on the sale of national retail portfolios. 
  • Managing major portfolio leases throughout Australia.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tourism & Transport Forum Australia
  • CoreNet
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Property Council of Australia


  • New South Wales~Australia (1995)
  • Victoria~Australia (1994)
  • New Zealand (1987)


  • Victoria University of Wellington (LL.B.) (1986)


  • English