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Gary Segal

Senior Associate, Sydney

gary.segal@dlapiper.comT +61 2 9286 8431F +61 2 9286 8007

I am a banking and finance senior associate who is passionate about helping and supporting new companies through their whole lifecycle (from structuring to multiple funding rounds to potential exits). My goal is to help new companies grow and to build strong, long-term, relationships along the way.

I grew up in South Africa, and then moved to Sydney to study at the University of New South Wales. I spent a good part of three years in London working for a New York law firm. Before starting my legal career, I also worked for a few years in finance.

Based in Sydney, I concentrat on all aspects of debt funding, with one of my focuses being debt transactions in the startup space, including Fin-tech funding platforms for non-bank lenders and venture debt as an alternative funding strategy for startups and growth companies.

Outside of work, I am passionate about basketball, travel and running (when I have time, given that most of my time outside of law involves my wife and chasing after our two young sons). I also love painting (art, not houses) with my very supportive wife allowing me to devote myself to my creations.