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Chelyn Murphy

special counsel, commercial

meet Chelyn

about Chelyn

As the law constantly evolves, new challenges constantly arise. 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, including motor vehicles, yellow goods, general plant and equipment, energy efficient and clean energy equipment, IT and telecommunications equipment, software, photocopiers, medical equipment and gaming machines. Chelyn also acts for other clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.

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 this area of law. My experience dealing with many different scenarios or different types of documents means I have seen it all before and can be quick to respond with the best way to deal with issues.”

Areas of Expertise

banking and finance security
buying/selling businesses
commercial contracts
corporate finance
lease and asset financing
personal properties securities (PPS)
privacy law
shareholder agreements

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