Consistently recognised by Chambers as a Band 1 lawyer, as well as by other leading international legal directories (IFLR1000, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers Australia), Sarah is well respected in the market as a "safe pair of hands". She is set apart by her ability to grapple with technically complex issues and provide commercially astute advice in relation to corporate derivatives.
Sarah has extensive experience advising major financial institutions such as UBS, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan and corporates such as Dar Group and Downer EDI on structured corporate derivatives transactions involving synthetic stakebuilding, the monetisation of strategic stakes, synthetic defensive stakes. In particular, Sarah has strong public M&A skills, extensive experience in advising on market manipulation and insider trading provisions and is well versed in the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act. She combines these skills with her knowledge of equity capital markets corporate providing a unique coverage of all relevant issues. Clients turn to Sarah for her pragmatic advice on technically complex capital market transactions, mergers & acquisitions, Corporations Act and listing rule guidance and corporate governance matters.
She is also a member of several key corporate law bodies and also an Acting President of the Takeovers Panel.