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Principal Lawyer - Head of Commercial

Sotheary is a relationship-driven practitioner, committed to intimately knowing her clients’ business and their strategic objectives to ensure value is delivered every time.

She has broad knowledge and built expertise across corporate and commercial law during her 15 years of legal practice experience.

Together, with her team, Sotheary acts for organisations of diverse sizes and industries on a range of commercial matters.

By applying her in-depth knowledge of corporate law to the unique aspects of a specific industry and its regulatory environment, she always ensures the best outcome for her clients.

  • Mergers and acquisitions including due diligence, structure(s) and terms of sale or acquisition to protect and optimise client outcomes
  • Commercial contracts and arrangements including property leasing and licence contacts, shareholder agreements and buy sell option deeds, trading documents (such as terms and conditions and associated Australian Consumer Law and PPS Act advice)
  • Corporate matters and transactions including whistle-blower protections, share buy-backs and cancellations, and financial assistance transactions
  • Corporate governance, director duties and strategic review and update to governance structures
  • Prior to joining FCW Lawyers, Sotheary led a team of commercial lawyers in a large, national law firm. Sotheary is a regular contributor to FCW Lawyers’ Friday Workplace Briefing and presents our Commercial in-Brief series.
  • LLB, Monash University

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