Sarah Roper is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group. She advises domestic and international clients from a diverse range of sectors, including energy and natural resources, pharmaceuticals, and technology, on various corporate and commercial transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, asset acquisitions and divestments, corporate governance, risk assessment and management, and reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts.

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  • Advising Controlled Thermal Resources Limited, a public unlisted lithium minerals and renewable energy production company, on its re-domiciliation to the US via a “top-hat” scheme of arrangement, which involved the transfer of all of its ordinary shares to Controlled Thermal Resources Holdings Inc. (a newly incorporated entity in the US state of Delaware).
  • Advising Janison Education Group, a leading ASX listed digital assessment and testing provider, on:
    • Its acquisition of Academic Assessment Services, the largest independent schools' assessment business in Australia.
    • Its acquisition of Quality Assessment Tasks, an Australian market leader in the development of school assessments that has been in operation for more than 20 years.
  • Advising M3 (EU) Ltd, a member of the M3, Inc group (a multinational group listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of approximately AU$50 billion), on its acquisition of the assets and business of Meleina Pty. Limited t/as Ekas Marketing Research Services.
  • Advising the owners of Aware Services Pty Ltd on its acquisition by Dentsu International Australia Pty Ltd, a member of the Dentsu Group (which is a multinational group listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of approximately AU$12.3 billion).
  • Advising the owners of Aston Consult Pty Ltd on the sale and acquisition by CCi Holdings Limited for an undisclosed amount.
  • Advising on the AU$270 million acquisition of a Sydney CBD office tower.
  • Advising on the successful exit from an AU$35 million acquisition of a shopping centre following the client's withdrawal from the Australian market mid-deal.
  • Undertaking company secretarial duties, including attending shareholder and director meetings and preparing company constitutions, meeting minutes, resolutions and shareholder agreements.
  • Conducting legal due diligence on target entities or businesses involving the review of corporate, intellectual property and property documentation and conducting company compliance assessments under applicable state and federal regulatory regimes.
  • Acting for international and local clients in reviewing and preparing standard terms and conditions, drafting commercial agreements and deeds, advising on supply and distribution arrangements, and conducting contractual risk assessments.
  • Advising on a range of corporate governance, compliance, regulatory, trademark and copyright issues, including FIRB approvals.
  • Drafting and updating whistleblower and privacy policies to ensure compliance with Australia’s privacy framework.
  • Lodging applications on behalf of clients with regulatory bodies to assist with business establishment in Australia, including ASIC, ACNC and NSW Fair Trading for company name reservations, incorporations, charity registrations, Australian Business Numbers and general corporate reporting.
  • Advising on trademark applications and preparing submissions in respect of opposition and infringement matters, including trademark prosecutions oppositions and non-use actions.


  • Macquarie University, LL.B. (Hons.), 2018
  • Macquarie University, B.A., 2018


  • Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2019

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