Sotheary manages a broad range of commercial transactions and arrangements for clients with particular expertise on mergers and acquisitions and commercial and retail property leasing.

Sotheary’s practice primarily focuses on motor dealers and the food manufacturing industries and she acts for leading businesses in both industries.

"I have a deep understanding of each of my clients’ business.
With every transaction that I am involved in, at the outset I obtain a clear understanding of the commercial drivers behind the particular transaction and my client’s appetite for risk.”

Significant matters

Graphix Labels and Packaging (a business specialising in producing labels for the food and beverage and wine and spirits markets) – acted for the owners in the sale of their equity to Multi Color Corporation, a global leader in providing premium labelling solutions.

Horizon Global (NZ) Limited (a member of Horizon Global Corporation) – acted for Horizon Global (NZ) Limited in the acquisition of Best Bars Limited, an established leader in New Zealand’s towing and trailering industry with global customers such as, Toyota, FCA and Volkswagen in New Zealand.

Jefferson Automotive Group – acted for the owner in the sale of Melbourne City Toyota, Melbourne City Lexus, South Melbourne Toyota and South Melbourne Kia to Servo Australia, the Australian arm of Servco Pacific Inc. which owns automotive dealerships in Hawaii.

Bayford Group – acted for the owner in the sale of the entire dealer group (comprising of brands Ford, Volkswagen, Peugeot and BMW) to Autopact, one of Australia’s largest dealer groups.

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash university

Bachelor of Science, Monash university

Member, Law Institute of Victoria

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Property Leasing
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporations law and Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Directors Duties
  • Asset Protection
Motor Dealers
Motor Dealers

related contacts

Grant Guenther VIC
Terry Kokkinos VIC
James Sturgess VIC