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

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    • 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 due diligence for proposed business and asset acquisitions, including reviewing company registers, trust deeds and property documents, 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 and Australian Business Numbers.
    • Preparing trademark applications and 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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