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Chelyn Murphy

special counsel, commercial

meet Chelyn

about Chelyn

sydney office +61 2 8298 9511
paralegal: nicole pike +61 2 8298 9512

about Chelyn

As the law constantly evolves, new challenges constantly arise and working out solutions and solving problems is what drives Chelyn Murphy. Her skills in asset finance set her apart in corporate commercial law.

Chelyn has extensive knowledge of the particular laws which may apply in her specialty area, including; personal property securities, privacy, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, and competition and consumer laws (including unfair contract terms laws). Her expert reputation built from working in this area of law for a long time means she is highly sought after. In this area, Chelyn works with financiers, intermediaries and suppliers, which fund or supply assets across a range of asset classes.

Chelyn also acts for other clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including business succession and shareholders agreements, business and share acquisitions, and corporate matters (including share buy-backs, subscriptions and subdivisions).

Chelyn works with her clients to understand how their business operates. She asks the right questions and gives advice on things clients may not have considered, offering a broad viewpoint to ensure nothing is missed. 

“Unique situations and changes in law arise all the time in commercial law. My approach to all matters is the same: a thorough consideration of all legal issues; giving high quality legal services; while always considering the client’s particular business and commercial needs.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Buying/selling businesses
  • Corporate law
  • Lease and asset financing
  • Personal properties securities (PPS)
  • Shareholder/business succession agreements
  • Trust deed reviews

recent experience

  • specialist motor vehicle financier

    While Macpherson Kelley were the legal provider for the wholesale floorplan finance division of a leading Australian specialist financier of motor vehicles and equipment, Chelyn established a matter management system and developed precedent documentation which reduced legal risk, improved control of matters resulting in better reporting and increased efficiency.

  • commercial subsidiary secondment

    Chelyn Murphy completed a short period of secondment at a commercial asset finance subsidiary of an Australian retail bank. In this role she provided support to senior legal counsel while liaising closely with internal controllers, including the chief executive officer, division leaders, chief risk officers, general managers, program and sales managers and credit analysts. Such in-house experience has provided Chelyn with a deeper insight into the client’s business and improved skills in providing practical, commercial-focussed legal solutions.

  • sale of shares

    Chelyn Murphy assisted with a $100 million sale of shares of an asset finance and asset management business.

  • Bespoke financing arrangements for government

    Chelyn Murphy acted for an intermediary that coordinated bespoke long-term arrangements (involving the provision of finance and services) between a government entity, a major bank and a major supplier of medical equipment.