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 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 Aston Consult Pty Ltd on the sale and acquisition by CCi Holdings Limited for an undisclosed amount.
    • Assisting on the AU$1.2 million acquisition of a 100% shareholding and unitholding in an Australian company and trust, including drafting and negotiating the share and unit sale agreement documents.
    • Assisting with an AU$270 million acquisition of a Sydney CBD office tower.
    • Assisting with 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.
    • Assisting with reviewing, negotiating and drafting share, business and unit trust sale agreements, including associated internal company documentation, advising on necessary approvals, and preparing and managing completion documentation.
    • 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.

    Education

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

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2019
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