Sophie Davey is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group. Sophie advises domestic and international clients on a broad range of commercial and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions (public and private), debt and equity capital markets, corporate regulatory approvals and governance, foreign investment regulations and approvals, and shareholder disputes, as well as reviews and negotiates commercial contracts.

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    • Assisting an Australian-headquartered natural gas explorer and producer with its successful IPO and listing on the ASX.
    • Advising an Australian fintech company in the “Buy Now, Pay Later” space on its AU$65 million pre-IPO debt and equity capital raising activities, including drafting and negotiating debt facilities, convertible notes, share subscription agreements and other debt/equity-related instruments.
    • Advising Australia’s largest cyber security provider on four separate acquisitions.
    • Advising the Australian arm of one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers in achieving beneficial commercial outcomes across numerous contractual negotiations while on secondment.
    • Assisting a multibillion-dollar US-listed entity successfully in expediting an urgent FIRB application, against the backdrop of extended waiting periods due to COVID-19 regulations.
    • Assisting a client to achieve an AU$12million settlement of a long-standing and complex shareholder and directors’ dispute involving various mining entities.
    • Advising the sellers on the sale of a logistics software developer to a US-based logistics software company.
    • Advising a UK-based defence technology company on its acquisition of the entire share capital of an Australian software company.

    Note: some of these matters listed were undertaken at previous firms.

    Education

    • Kaplan Professional, Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, 2021
    • University of Sydney, J.D., 2016
    • University of Melbourne, B.A. with Diploma in Languages (French), 2013

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court Of Victoria, 2019

    Languages

    • English
    • French
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