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Sonali Stella

Senior Associate, Melbourne

Sonali is a Senior Associate in DWF (Australia)’s Banking & Financial Services team, and is located in our Melbourne office.
+61 (3) 8202 4802

+61 405 182 187

Sonali Stella


Sonali has more than 10 years' experience acting for clients in the banking and financial services area. Her experience includes acting for a range of major and regional banks in preparing loan and security documentation, including syndicated and mezzanine finance loans, and borrowers in general corporate lending. 

Sonali regularly assists non-bank financiers in structuring new facilities, refinancing, and preparing and negotiating facility and security documentation. She has significant experience advising on construction loans as well as complex commercial loans involving multiple crossed loans. Additionally, Sonali has also developed a niche expertise in advising on Islamic loans, with her unique understanding of the structuring of these loans and the associated sensitivities.

Sonali is well regarded by her clients for her practical commercial advice, as well as her flexible approach in understanding each transaction and the associated complexities.

Outside of the office, Sonali enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and eating out at restaurants (without her children).


  • Property Council of Australia
  • Law Institute of Victoria

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