Anthony Palmer — Principal
Anthony is a skilled commercial lawyer who has over 15 years experience in advising and negotiating on commercial matters in a number of specialist areas, including technology, start-ups, intellectual property licensing and commercialisation, trademark law, employment law, privacy, and film and television. He is a strong communicator and values a proactive and commercial negotiation style to lock in deals that work.
Anthony graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and spent a number of years working as a lawyer in London before returning to Melbourne where he has built an extensive career as a highly-regarded in-house media and entertainment lawyer.
Anthony studied producing at The American Film Institute in Los Angeles and currently sits on the Corporate Committee of Hope Street, a not-for-profit organisation that provides specialist youth homelessness services.
Ali Bird — Senior Lawyer
Ali is an experienced general commercial lawyer with particular expertise in film and television contracting, including complex production and financing arrangements. Ali has extensive industry experience and has worked as an in-house lawyer for ITV in London, talent agency and television producer Token Group, and was the Legal Manager at Film Victoria for seven years.
Ali is interested in working with entrepreneurs and creatives from all disciplines to maximise the value of their intellectual property. As well as her skills as a lawyer, Ali can assist with corporate governance, policy development and legal training.
Ali is currently the Board Secretary of Schoolhouse Studios, an arts industry not-for-profit and previously served as a Board Member for 4 years on City of Melbourne’s Music Strategy Advisory Committee.
Chris Kamen — Lawyer
Chris joins Hyper Legal as a second-year lawyer, advising filmmakers, creative professionals and technology start-ups on matters both legal and strategic.
Since graduating from Monash Law School in 2015, Chris has honed his legal skillset at TressCox, Marshalls and Dent, and Shiff and Co. He has also gained valuable in-house business affairs experience at leading Australian film and TV production companies including Matchbox Pictures, CJZ and Genepool Productions.
Chris has expertise across a diverse range of practice areas including entertainment, IP, general commercial, and property.