Sally Bates

Sally Bates

Managing Associate

(02) 4038 1620
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Sally is a highly accomplished legal associate with experience across corporate, commercial, and regulatory practice areas.

Building trusted relationships with her clients, Sally provides technical, considered advice, and delivers exceptional commercial outcomes and services, adding exceptional value to her clients’ operations, and the Morrissey law team.

Sally enjoys being actively involved in innovation and startup accelerator seminars and her insight has been shared with some of Australia’s most prominent venture capital fund managers as a key presenter in an ESVCLP masterclass.

A few of Sally’s many highlights include:

  • Advising on and drafting documentation necessary to obtain unconditional registration of multiple early-stage venture capital limited partnerships (ESVCLPs).
  • Drafting investment plans and complex documentation to reflect arrangements between partners of an ESVCLP.
  • Acting for emerging companies seeking to raise external funding, including an emerging software company and a security company.
  • Advising on corporate compliance and attended to corporate register rectification for a leading meat wholesaler.
  • Advising on, drafting, and negotiating shareholders agreements, including for an international carpark group.
  • Acting for companies in the sale of businesses, assets, and shares, including the sale of the majority ownership in a domestic beverage company and the purchase of multiple companies by a private investment organisation.
  • Advising clients on trust structures, documentation, and succession planning issues, including for a family owned property company.
  • Advising clients, predominantly venture capital funds, on Australian Financial Services Licence obligations including advice on eligibility and applications.
  • Advising multiple businesses on their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing programs, including a fintech joint venture between three major banks..