Chevi Levin

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BSc

Practices

Chevi is a Senior Associate in our Corporate and Commercial team. She has a broad range of corporate and commercial experience, with a focus on private M&A transactions.

Chevi advises on acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses, corporate and trust structuring, joint ventures and general commercial matters. Her clients include public companies, SMEs, family-owned businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

Known for taking a bottom-up and collaborative approach, Chevi takes the time to communicate with clients to properly understand their commercial and strategic drivers. She is outcome focused, with strong negotiation skills to help achieve the best results for her clients.

Prior to joining Hall & Wilcox, Chevi worked in London at two global firms, Herbert Smith Freehills and Dechert LLP. During her time in London, Chevi gained an understanding of different business practices and was able to experience first-hand the growing trend towards borderless transactions.

Experience

  • Advised Earth Rules, a subsidiary of Tata Consumer Products, on the divestment of its MAP out-of-home coffee business in Australia. Chevi advised on all legal aspects of the transaction, including negotiating terms, drafting the transaction documents and assisting with post-completion matters.
  • Advising AmorePacific on the acquisition of shares in Rationale, an Australian luxury skincare brand. AmorePacific (which owns Sulwhasoo and other brands) is a global market leader in the skincare and cosmetics industry.
  • Advising Channel Capital, an Australian investment management company servicing more than A$16 billion in assets, on its investment transaction with permanent capital solutions provider, Kudu Investment Management, LLC. The deal was structured as a management buyout.
  • Advised the co-founders of Quad Lock, a global leader in designing and manufacturing smartphone mounting systems, on the sale of a majority interest in their company to Quadrant Growth Fund. This involved advice on all aspects of the transaction, including legal due diligence, deal structuring, and negotiating the sale agreement and the shareholders’ deed for the ongoing management of the business.
  • Acting for a client to purchase, via a staged acquisition, 100% of shares in a building company group valued at approximately $150 million.
  • Acting for a private equity firm on a series of acquisitions in the poultry industry with a combined deal value of more than $100 million.
  • Acting for the founders of Studio Magnified, a market leading digital agency, on the sale of business to Aurecon Group.
  • Acting for Bosch on its investment by way of equity and debt instruments in an aquaculture and agriculture tech solutions business.
  • Acting for a co-founder on the sale of shares in a cosmetics company to an international beauty brand at $51 million for a 35% interest.
  • Acting for a client in a JV for solar farm development projects.
  • Acting for a leading logistics, transport and forestry company group including advisory work and several acquisitions.

Latest thinking

Mergers & Acquisitions | 29 Oct 2020

M&A Plus Insurance – Please mind the gap: managing the timing considerations of warranty and indemnity insurance

In Australia, warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance has become increasingly popular in the context of private M&A transactions. Typically, the buyer takes out a W&I Insurance policy (W&I Policy) to protect against financial loss arising from a breach of seller’s warranty or under an indemnity.