Our Practice Areas

We are experienced general commercial lawyers with a core strength in intellectual property.

Hyper Legal is highly skilled in negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements and complex transactions in the creative and technology industries including design, entertainment, photography and film & television.

... a good contract defines a relationship, a great contract is a tool that builds trust to facilitate an exchange of value between the parties for their mutual benefit, growth and opportunity ...
— Anthony Palmer, Principal, Hyper Legal

Technology & Innovation

Melbourne is a global hub for high-tech innovation. Hyper Legal is proud to be associated with a number of clients who are pushing the boundaries in the creative application of new technology in their chosen fields.

We provide timely and bespoke intellectual property and general commercial legal advice for:

  • technology start-ups and new businesses

  • entrepreneurs

  • bootstrapped and organic growth based businesses

  • venture capital backed businesses

Talent & Craft

The team at Hyper Legal are passionate supporters of all freelance creatives and craftspeople. We understand the challenges and hard work involved in establishing and growing your creative-based small business. Accordingly, we strive to keep our commercially minded legal advice simple and streamlined to manage costs — so you can stay focused on making great work.

We work with:

  • designers

  • photographers

  • artists

  • architects

  • musicians

  • actors and performers

  • makers

Media & Content

Each member of the Hyper team has an established network in and knowledge of the Australian film and TV industry. We understand the quirks, challenges and opportunities that are unique to this field.

We can act as your outsourced legal and business affairs team at all stages of the filmmaking process, including:

  • negotiating contracts for development, production and distribution

  • corporate structuring, including the use of special purpose vehicles (SPVs)

  • facilitating official and non-official co-productions between countries

  • obtaining underlying rights and clearances for talent and other copyright material

  • title reports, chain of title reviews, and E&O insurance

  • cast and crew contracts

  • insurance

  • working with completion guarantors

General Commercial

We collaborate closely with our clients to identify risks and maximise opportunities that will facilitate their business success now, and into the future.

Whether you are working on a brand new start-up or running a mature business we can advise on:

  • contracting and deal-making

  • trading terms and conditions

  • drafting shareholder agreements

  • fundraising

  • purchase and sale of businesses and assets

  • structuring, including companies, partnerships, trusts, joint ventures and not-for-profits

  • employment

  • risk management and insurance

  • debt recovery

  • dispute resolution