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 (IPOs, private placements, share purchase plans, convertible notes and seed funding), corporate governance, foreign investment regulations and approvals, and commercial contract negotiations.

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  • Advising Thiess Group, the world’s largest mining services provider, on its AU$375 million takeover bid for ASX-listed MACA Ltd.
  • Advising Tamboran Resources Ltd on one of the largest successful capital raises ever undertaken by a junior gas explorer in Australia. The transaction involved raising approximately AU$138 million through a two tranche private placement to strategic partners and US cornerstone investors, and is to be followed by a share purchase plan to existing shareholders to be completed in October 2022.
  • Advising Morse Micro on its AU$140 million Series B funding round, one of Australia’ largest venture capital investments with blue-chip local and international investors.
  • Advising Tamboran Resources Limited, a public oil and gas company, on:
    • Its successful AU$61 million IPO and ASX debut with a market capitalisation of approximately AU$260 million, the largest IPO for a gas explorer in Australia in nearly a decade.
    • A post-IPO AU$35 million capital raise via private placement with a prominent US-based individual and other institutional investors.
  • Advising Janison Education Group, a leading ASX listed digital assessment and testing provider on a successful AU$18 million capital raise through an AU$15 million institutional placement and AU$3 million share purchase plan.
  • Advising Blue Ocean Equities as lead manager on various capital raisings, including a pre-IPO convertible note issue by Lever Holdings Pty Ltd and Tempus Resources Limited’s AU$6.28 million private placement of Canadian flow through shares.
  • 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.


  • 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


  • Supreme Court Of Victoria, 2019


  • English
  • French

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