Sophie Clark | Associate | Sydney

  • Business Transactions
  • Corporate Transactions & Compliance
  • Financial Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Property & Projects
Tel +61 2 8235 1239Mob 0431 429 499Email s.clark@clarkekann.com.au

Sophie started her legal career in 2014 as a Graduate Lawyer at ClarkeKann and has had the benefit of working across the firm’s different practice groups. Her common sense legal skills and approachability have helped clients in a range of industries, a fact recognised by her promotion to Associate from 1 July 2016.

Sophie’s experience includes:

  • advising on intellectual property issues and disputes;
  • assisting managed investment schemes with their financial services licences;
  • large property developments; and
  • banking and finance transactions.

Clients appreciate her attentive and flexible nature and she has a creative approach to problem solving. Her broad range of experience allows her to understand legal issues from more than one perspective.

 

Experience

Financial Services

  • EPIC Property Group Limited

    Advising on compliance obligations and licensing requirements for a Queensland based managed investment scheme which has included making an application to ASIC regarding a licence variation and liaising with ASIC to ensure the fund is compliant with its obligations.

  • Private Clients

    • Advising and acting on various loan transactions for private lenders. This includes drafting security documentation, undertaking due diligence and reporting to the client.
    • Additionally, assisting with enforcement and recovery advice to financiers, including negotiating commercial outcomes with creditors and other parties to assist financiers in exiting a position.

Intellectual Property

  • Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

    Assisting with the management of the client’s trade mark portfolio which includes attending to trade mark renewals, lodging trade mark applications, undertaking searches regarding registrability and infringement risks, as well as responding to examiner’s reports.

  • Private Clients

    Assisting with disputes regarding copyright ownership, claims of misleading and deceptive conduct and/or passing off.

Business Transactions

  • Fine Fettle Pty Ltd

    Advising this unique health food supplier on various commercial agreements to assist the expansion of product lines and distribution channels throughout Australia.

  • Private Clients

    Assisting various private clients with the sale of their business assets.

Corporate Transactions & Compliance

  • Boardroom Pty Ltd

    Advising this Australian subsidiary of a Singapore listed company on various commercial agreements, the terms and conditions of its products and its compliance obligations.

  • Agribusiness Financier

    Reviewing and advising on this private agrifinancier’s obligations and compliance requirements.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Liquidators

    Advising and acting on behalf of liquidators to assist in recovering unfair preference payments and/or uncommercial transactions.

  • Owners Corporations

    Acting on behalf of Owners Corporations to assist with drafting by-laws, negotiating with owners and builders and making applications at NCAT to resolve disputes.

Property & Projects

  • Individual Vendors & Purchasers

    Preparing and reviewing contracts for vendors and purchasers respectively as well as carrying through the sale or purchase to settlement. This includes drafting put and call option deeds, advising on stamp duty requirements as well as liaising with financiers.

  • Landlords & Tenants

    Drafting commercial leases, sub-leases and assignments on behalf of landlords as well as advising and assisting tenants regarding their rights and obligations under commercial leases.

Articles

People

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Expertise

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