PractiSe Areas

Our core strength is intellectual property and general commercial law matters.

We have a depth of experience in negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements and transactions in the creative and IT industries including design, entertainment, photography, and broadcasting.

....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

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

Intellectual Property

Prudent stewardship of intellectual property provides the foundation for any creative business to succeed.

We are experts at managing copyright across its various forms of expression. We also provide services in trademark law to safeguard your business's brand.

We have expertise in the following specialist fields:

  • film and TV

  • music

  • photography

  • visual arts

  • literary publishing

  • software

Film and TV

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

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