Edward Genocchio

Leaders in Law endorses Edward Genocchio as our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Australia. If you wish to get in touch with Edward, please use the contact information provided above.

Edward Genocchio is a Shareholder at GLMR, a leading independent intellectual property firm with offices in Sydney and Brisbane, providing a full range of services in relation to patent, design, and trade mark rights in Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, and South East Asia. GLMR has had outstanding success and is fast becoming the IP Boutique of choice for complex strategy advice in Australia.

Edward is one of the most Senior Registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorneys and Registered Australian Trade Mark Attorneys with more than 25 years experience one of only a few such patent attorneys in Australia. He has been the Principal Manager of the Patent and Design Lodgements Group and a Lead Principal of the Engineering ICT Group of Australia’s largest IP firm.

His practice covers a broad range of industries, such as, consumer and medical products, power generation, AgTech, sanitary ware, food services, packaging, robotics, sports and fitness, construction, mining and the military.

Edward holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, a Masters of Industrial Property and a Masters of Legal Studies. His practice specializes in global portfolio management, branding, contentious matters, oppositions, enforcement and commercialization.

He is often called upon to apply his extensive experience in engineering, IP law, litigation and business mentoring to formulate local and international multi-country IP strategies for individuals, start-ups, SMEs, Universities, multi-national corporations and law firms.

Edward is a member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA), Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ).

Intellectual Property Services:

GLMR provides a full range of services in relation to patent, design, and trade mark rights in Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, and South East Asia.

Patents

  • Drafting of patent specifications
  • Preparation and filing of patent applications
  • Prosecution of patent applications
  • Enforcement of granted patents
  • Patentability, validity, and infringement advice
  • Management of patent portfolios
  • Patent searches and watches
  • Patent renewals

Registered Designs

  • Preparation and filing of design applications
  • Prosecution of design applications
  • Enforcement of registered designs
  • Registrability, validity, and infringement advice
  • Management of design portfolios
  • Design searches and watches
  • Design renewals

Trade Marks

  • Preparation and filing of trade mark applications
  • Prosecution of trade mark applications
  • Enforcement of registered trade marks
  • Management of trade mark portfolios
  • Trade mark searches and watches
  • Trade mark renewals

GLMR:

Founded in 2021, GLMR is a team of experienced senior patent attorneys that are passionate about providing personalised, value-added services in a broad range of technology areas. GLMR has had outstanding success and is fast becoming the IP Boutique of choice for complex strategy advice in Australia.

GLMR assists both local and international clients by taking the time to understand their needs and provide advice in practical and cost-effective ways to extract the most value out of their intellectual property rights. The attorneys at GLMR appreciate the importance of creating and growing long-standing relationships with our clients and to never compromise on our quality of care.

As an independent firm, run the old-school way, our mission is to put our clients first. Every time. We understand that mutually beneficial relationships outlast any short-term gains.

 

Neil Brydges

Leaders in Law endorses Neil Brydges as our exclusively recommended Tax Services expert in Australia. If you wish to get in touch with Neil, please use the contact information provided above.

Neil is a Principal Lawyer in the business law area of Sladen Legal, with a particular focus on taxation advice and disputes.

Taxation law is a complex area. Neil’s aim is to provide technical expertise to clients, commercially applied and in a friendly and approachable manner.

Neil’s practice involves advice, audits, disputes, and transactions. The client mix includes both family groups and business enterprises. Neil also regularly assists professional advisors, including tax agents, accountants and financial advisors, to understand complex legal issues and help them to better assist their own clients.

Neil is a Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute and accredited as a specialist in taxation law with the Law Institute of Victoria.

Since 2019 Neil has been named one of Australia’s “Best Lawyers of the Year” in the practice of tax law. The list is compiled by United States peer-review company Best Lawyers and published in the Australian Financial Review. Neil was also recognised in Doyles Guide as a recommended tax lawyer in 2021.

Practice Areas

  • Company and International Taxation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Division 7A
  • Family Trust Arrangements
  • Cross-border Financing
  • Inbound and Outbound Investment
  • Foreign Currency Transactions and the Taxation of Financial Arrangements
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Neil participates in tax policy, advocacy, and reform through his roles with the following organisations:

  • Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Taxation and Revenue Law Committee
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Tax Law Specialisation Committee
  • Member of the Tax Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Member of The Tax Institute’s Dispute Resolution Tax Committee
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association

Firm Description:

Sladen Legal is a Melbourne based law firm dedicated to providing expert advice and legal services to private enterprise.

Representing some of Melbourne’s most innovative and forward-thinking businesses, we are driven by the fierce determination and entrepreneurial spirit of our clients. We offer a client-driven and personalised approach to law. We take the time to understand our clients and their business, ensuring that we reflect their values in the work that we do.

Our team of talented principals, special counsel and lawyers share an unwavering focus on carving out the road ahead for private enterprise. We are dedicated to championing truth, pioneering thought and inspiring outcomes for our clients.

At Sladen Legal we offer a fresh approach – an approach that embodies the passion, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit that we share with our clients.

With an emphasis on private enterprise, our pioneering approach to legal services is unique. We are fierce in representing our clients – commanding in our approach to business and resolute in our commitment to achieving results.

We offer clients the highest standard of knowledge, experience and dedication. We are committed to understanding the structure and complexities of every client and providing them with personalised service and a targeted approach.

Our Guarantees

  • Communicate with you openly and with clarity, ensuring that we are meeting your needs
  • Provide you with price certainty and transparency in fees and charges
  • Keep you informed
  • Always respond to you within one business day
  • Provide you with expert advice and demonstrate a commitment to achieving your results
  • Do what we say we will do

 

Liam Hennessy

Leaders in Law endorses Liam Hennessy as our exclusively recommended Compliance & Regulatory expert in Australia. If you wish to get in touch with Liam, please use the contact information provided above.

Liam Hennessy specialises in compliance / risk matters, regulatory investigations and complex disputes.

His practice focuses on financial services clients, and he has acted for banks, insurers and others in the financial services industry in a number of significant regulatory investigations, commissions of inquiry and class actions spanning multiple international jurisdictions. Liam’s experience covers long periods working in London, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and he is a committed thought leader, including in his capacity as a course creator and lecturer for a financial services regulation law course at a Brisbane university.  He is a member of a number of financial services regulatory policy working committees.

Liam has considerable experience with the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (and its United Kingdom equivalent, the Senior Managers & Certification Regime), ASIC’s DDO / PIP regime, AML / CTF frameworks, financial services and credit licensing obligations, policy reviews, anti-hawking reforms, whistle-blowing frameworks and white-collar crime prevention. More generally, he advises clients in relation to risk, governance and compliance issues. Liam has structured and undertaken a wide range of internal investigations and risk reviews for clients in Australia, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions.

Recent contentious matters include acting in several confidential ASIC investigations for financial services entities; representation of clients called before the Hayne Royal Commission; advising a global bank concerning multiple global regulatory agencies’ investigations into allegations of manipulation of financial benchmarks and related conduct; advising a large mutual bank in relation to multiple UK regulators’ investigations concerning allegations of systemic mismanagement; acting for a leading advisory firm in a class action relating to a large capital raising for a failed construction conglomerate.

Practice Areas

Firm Description:

Gadens is a leading Australian law firm with 97 partners and 880 staff across offices located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. With our history dating back to 1847, our vision is to be a preeminent, independent firm renowned for providing outstanding client service, innovative solutions and value.

We regularly undertake highly complex and day-to-day transactional legal work for a wide range of clients across multiple industry sectors. Our clients include major Australian and multinational organisations – we are advisors to more than a quarter of the Top 200 companies listed on the ASX – as well as many small to medium-sized businesses, and high-net-worth families and individuals.

Our aim is to help our clients achieve their objectives – providing an outstanding client experience for every client, every time. This is underpinned by our intense focus on understanding our clients, their needs and expectations and building meaningful, long-term relationships – a number of which span decades.

Our core values are the firm’s foundation and reflect the essence and character of the firm – they define how we interact with one another and our clients.

 

Jim Doyle

Leaders in Law endorses Jim Doyle as our exclusively recommended Construction Law expert in Australia. If you wish to get in touch with Jim please use the contact information provided above.

Jim is an accredited mediator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Doyles Construction Lawyers was established in 1991 by its Principal Lawyer, Jim Doyle and has since grown expanded into four states with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. We are Construction Law specialists and our expertise includes construction contract reviews and amendments, drafting and structuring, building dispute resolution, construction negotiation, payment claims, litigation, arbitration, general advice and more.

Jim Doyle is the Director of Doyles Construction Lawyers, established in 1991. Doyles Construction Lawyers acts for all construction industry participants and represents parties at all stages of project development, from planning , tendering, design and construction, to project delivery and dispute resolution.

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Jim worked in civil engineering construction and design and as a transport engineer/economist on major transport initiatives in Victoria.

Jim’s commercial multidisciplinary approach to resolving challenges and delivering viable projects, is a result of his qualifications and experience in Economics (Econometrics and Urban Economics), Engineering (he is a Chartered Professional Engineer with The Institution of Engineers Australia) and Law. Jim is admitted to the State Supreme Courts and the High Court.

Jim has extensive experience both nationally and internationally in contract documentation, contract administration and project delivery.

He frequently presents to industry conferences on topics of current interest.

Areas of law

Corporate and Commercial law

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) University of Melbourne,

Bachelor of Economics (Honours), La Trobe University,

Diploma of Civil Engineering, WCAE, CPEng

Admissions

Supreme Court of Victoria,

High Court of Australia,

Supreme Court of New South Wales,

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Firm Description:

Doyles Construction Lawyers was established in 1991 by its Principal Lawyer, Jim Doyle and has since grown expanded into four states with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. We are Construction Law specialists and our expertise includes construction contract reviews and amendments, drafting and structuring, building dispute resolution, construction negotiation, payment claims, litigation, arbitration, general advice and more.

Doyles Construction Lawyers acts for a diverse range of clients which are involved in the municipal, construction, engineering, and development industries and include government agencies, statutory authorities, principals, head contractors and subcontractors alike. From small residential projects to major civil and commercial developments, we are well equipped to handle all types of projects and represent parties at all stages of project development from planning, tendering, design and construction, to project delivery and dispute resolution.

We have a team of experienced and capable staff who can assist in a wide range of Construction Law matters. Our staff come from multidisciplinary backgrounds having worked in legal services, building construction, engineering and related industries. This provides our clients with the benefits of a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of construction projects and the associated legal issues.

Doyles Construction Lawyers has represented clients on a number of high-end developments including major shopping centres in both Queensland and South Australia, various Government and private investor projects in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria. Our team members also regularly present at industry conferences on topics of current interest and publish a newsletter which features recent Court decisions of specific relevance to the construction industry.

 

Tony Denholder

Tony is the head of Ashurst’s resources practice in Brisbane specialising in energy and resources, government and native title.

He has advised companies in the mining sector for over 15 years including Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. His practice focuses on the development of new mine and related infrastructure projects, including port and rail developments.

Tony is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers, 2007-2014. He is also recognised as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in the 2009 to 2014 editions of Best Lawyers Australia.

Tony Denholder co-heads the practice and is hailed as “a market leader in native title advice.” – Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2013.

Native Title Law Practice:

Ashurst Australia’s native title team is the only native title practice rated Tier 1 by Chambers Global each year since 2007. Our client base includes many leading corporates and significant infrastructure providers, which we assist to obtain project approvals and develop strategies for engagement with indigenous stakeholders.

Our solutions are geared to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation as well as managing the statutory processes that apply to developments in a manner that is consistent with our client’s corporate objectives and commercial imperatives.

Importantly, we also assist our clients to build enduring relationships with indigenous stakeholders. Prior to entering negotiations with groups, we assist our clients to develop a practical long term strategy, so that agreements remain workable long after the lawyers have left the scene.

Our native title, land rights and associated cultural heritage practice works closely with other specialists in property, environment and planning, resources, energy, construction and infrastructure to provide comprehensive legal services for project development.

Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading international law firm advising corporates, financial institutions and governments. Our core businesses are in corporate, finance, dispute resolution, and the development and financing of assets in the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors. In November 2013, Ashurst LLP and Ashurst Australia (formerly Blake Dawson) merged to form one global team.

We have 28 offices in 16 countries and a best-friend referral relationship with an Indian law firm. With over 400 partners and 1,700 lawyers in total, we offer the international insight of a global network combined with local market knowledge

Cheng Lim

Leaders in Law endorses Cheng Lim as our exclusively recommended TMT Law expert in Australia. If you wish to get in touch with Cheng, please use the contact information provided above.

Cheng Lim is an M&A partner in our Melbourne office who has deep experience in the telecommunications, technology and infrastructure sectors.

Cheng has been a key telecoms advisor to Telstra for over 2 decades. Most recently, he co-led the team advising Telstra on its landmark agreements with NBN Co, under which Telstra agreed to disconnect its copper networks as the NBN is rolled out.

He also has extensive experience in IT and outsourcing in regulated industries, such as electricity, gambling and financial services. He has deep expertise in new media, having acted for Telstra, Australia’s leading ISP on its major online initiatives on the delivery of music, sports vision (AFL and NRL), gaming and movies over the internet and to mobiles.

Cheng’s infrastructure practice is focussed on transport and energy. He has acted for successful bidders in many major infrastructure projects, including the Melbourne Metropolitan Train Franchise (MR3), the Victorian Smartcard Transport Ticketing Project (myki), and the Commonwealth Government’s $6 billion Air Warfare Destroyer Project.

Cheng is ranked as a Band 1 Leading Individual in TMT Chambers Global Guide 2013 with observers noting “his first-rate negotiation skills, strong industry knowledge and ability to mobilise a high-quality legal team to make things happen as quickly as the client wants”. He is recognised as a leading individual and “strong performer” in TMT by APL 500 2013 and in IT by Who’s Who Legal 2013. Cheng has also been recognised by leading international survey Best Lawyers as one of its IT and Telecommunications Lawyers of the Year for 2013.

TMT Law Practice:

Covering broadcasting, publishing, advertising, social media, film, music and radio – the media and entertainment sector is as diverse as it is dynamic. From the rise of digital and converging technologies to the launch of online newspapers, magazines and apps, there is a new business landscape in which revenue models for subscriptions and advertising are looking to keep up with the rise of social media tools, content aggregators and fast-changing consumer preferences.

At the forefront of this dynamic and fast-changing sector, King & Wood Mallesons has recently advised on some of the region’s most significant transactions and landmark matters, including: copyright in newspapers headlines, copyright in advertising copy, social media issues, negotiation of complex contracts for media ratings services, M&A capital and fund raising and a number of defamation actions, suppression orders and complaints regarding misleading advertising.

Across this market leading advice, clients have benefited from our seamless delivery of cross-expertise (corporate, capital markets, competition, litigation & dispute resolution and intellectual property) and our ability to draw upon our industry backgrounds in media and information technology. Ensuring compliance with ongoing regulatory change, clients have also benefited form our long-standing relationship with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

King & Wood Mallesons:

Strategically positioned in the world’s growth markets, financial capitals and the home of information technology – we’re on the ground where our clients need us most. We offer them unrestricted legal capability and capacity across the region’s most dynamic economies, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, the US and the Middle East.

Clients benefit from our extensive network of legal advisors with the right expertise, sector insights and relationships to help them realise the opportunities and navigate the region’s complex web of regulators.
This game-changing combination is powered by more than 550 partners and 2700 lawyers and is the only firm that can practice Australian, PRC, Hong Kong and UK law which enables us to provide strategic advice on the ground in these must win markets.

Across 30 international locations we are delivering industry expertise across the full spectrum of commercial, financial and specialist legal services.

We’re opening doors and unlocking opportunities for business. We ask the right questions, listen hard and focus not just on what clients want, but how they want it. We use this to help our clients recognise where they are, where they want to be, and where they could be.

We are also committed to delivering real value for our people – empowering them to grow and to achieve great things in a flexible, dynamic and supportive environment.

We’re already achieving great things together and this is just the beginning.

Emily Grunstein

Leaders in Law endorses Emily Grunstein as our exclusively recommended Infrastructure Law expert in Australia. If you wish to get in touch with Emily please use the contact information provided above.

Emily Grunstein is a foreign qualified senior associate in our infrastructure practice. Emily has extensive experience in a variety of finance transactions. These include financings of construction, restructures of debt and equity positions and sales of assets and loan portfolios.

Emily has international legal experience, including several years spent working for a leading New York firm.

During her time in the US, the clients she assisted included Macquarie Capital USA, Annaly, AIG, Jefferies Group, C-III Asset Management, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, the estate of Lehman Brothers, Archstone, Madison Capital, and the Union Labor Life Insurance Company.

Emily is qualified in the USA (New York) but is not admitted in Australia.

Firm Overview

A progressive global law firm

Our vision is to be the most progressive global law firm. For us, “progressive” is a mindset, an approach to how we do things. We instinctively take a fresh perspective on situations, exploring whether there are better ways of delivering practical, commercial solutions to the challenges our client’s face in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.

 

Phillip Gibson

Phillip is one of Australia’s leading criminal defence lawyers. Having over 30 years of experience in all areas of criminal law his practice now focuses solely on serious, complex, and international crime.

Serious and Complex Crime

As a result of his experience and skill as a defence lawyer Phillip can manage and advise on the most complex cases. In the areas of traditional crime Phillip has acted in many large and serious drug matters including the largest ever importation of drugs in Australia, high profile murder trials and numerous complex fraud matters including international / transnational bribery.

Phillip specialises in the following types of cases:

  • White collar and corporate crime
  • Serious fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Commercial and international drug supply
  • Drug importation
  • Murder
  • International / Transnational Crime

With the proliferation of e-commerce and the availability of the internet to communicate and transfer money around the world many criminal investigations now involve overseas law enforcement bodies and require an ability to work on an international scale. Phillip has advised on cases involving China, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, South Korea, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand. These cases often involve assets forfeiture and multiple jurisdictions. This work includes the following:

  • International money laundering
  • New South Wales Crime Commission (NSWCC)
  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)
  • Independent Commission against Corruption
  • Royal Commissions
  • Transnational crime
  • Cyber crime
  • Extradition law
  • Mutual Assistance in Criminal matters
  • National Security law
  • Proceeds of Crime law

Phillip appears in all courts in Australia and travels extensively outside Australia to facilitate the defence of his clients in international / transnational matters.

Awards

2016: Global Law Experts named Nyman Gibson Miralis the leading white collar defence firm in   Australia. Global Law Experts (GLE) is the premier guide to leading attorneys throughout the world.

2016: Corporate Live Wire named Nyman Gibson Miralis as the leading white collar defence firm in Australia

2016: Corporate Live Wire names Nyman Gibson Miralis as the leading criminal defence firm in Australia

The Corporate Live Wire Legal awards honour and celebrate achievements within the Global Law community.

2016: International Advisory Experts named Nyman Gibson Miralis as white collar criminal  lawyers of the year in Australia.

International Advisory Experts is a global alliance of well-established and experienced legal, financial and consulting firms that are committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements

2016: Doyles Legal Guide named Phillip Gibson as a leading criminal defence lawyer

2016: Doyles Guide named Nyman Gibson Miralis as a leading criminal defence firm

Doyles is the most comprehensive guide to Australia’s best lawyers, law firms and barristers.

2016: the 11th Annual ACQ5 GLOBAL AWARDS named Phillip Gibson as Criminal Defence Lawyer Of The Year for Australia.

 

Mr Dennis Miralis

Overview of Nyman Gibson Miralis- size and geographical reach:

Nyman Gibson Miralis is a specialist firm of criminal defence lawyers and advisors based in Sydney, Australia, with expertise in domestic and international white collar and corporate crime.

White collar crime encompass offences such as corporate crime, fraud, bribery (including foreign bribery), insider trading, embezzlement, taxation offences, money laundering and other dishonesty related offences which may be prosecuted by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Commonwealth DPP (CDPP).

White collar crime also captures proceedings for the forfeiture and seizure of property declared to be proceeds of crime.

What are our main target markets?

Our clients are Directors of Corporations of all sizes, employees and contractors, government office holders, foreign executives and individuals who are seeking the expertise of lawyers who can operate in Australia but also globally.

Our clients seek us out for sound legal advice concerning negotiations with the regulators during the investigation phase but also for our experience in developing and providing legally sophisticated strategies for trial.

Representing clients in white collar crime investigations and offences requires a comprehensive understanding of the complex legislation and the practice and procedure of regulatory and investigative bodies

The investigation of complex white collar offences often involves multiple law enforcement agencies working across several jurisdictions to investigate, gather evidence, and prosecute, sometimes in more than one jurisdiction, whilst parallel civil and criminal proceedings are often permitted.

We offer specialist capabilities in these areas including providing legal advice about compliance with Australian Anti- Money Laundering legislation.

What are the outstanding services we offer?

Nyman Gibson Miralis has acquired expertise in working collaboratively across jurisdictions and formulating international defence strategies, covering international investigations and prosecutions (including extradition) and the sharing of information between foreign states.

Our major point of difference is our transnational legal work and the relationships we have built working collaboratively with international partners to achieve results aligned with our clients’ objectives.

Our lawyers have strategically collaborated with lawyers in the US, Cyprus, London, Singapore, China, Canada, Russia, South Korea, Mexico and Hong Kong.

Mr Dennis Miralis has practiced exclusively in the area of criminal law since 2001 with a specialist focus on international white collar and corporate crime.

Mr Dennis Miralis is a member of the NSW Law Society, the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, a member of Law Asia, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, a member of the International Law Association and is on the Legal Aid serious and complex crime panel.

Notable achievements in 2016: 

In 2016 Nyman Gibson Miralis acted in a high profile global investigation involving the US and Australia concerning allegations of foreign bribery, money laundering and shareholder fraud being investigated by the FBI, the US Securities Exchange Commission and other global law enforcement bodies. This case remains ongoing.

 

Kerry Chrysiliou

Kerry is a co-founder and managing principal of Chrysiliou IP, which has a principal focus on all aspects of intellectual property. She is a Solicitor and a Patent and Trade Marks Attorney in Australia and New Zealand. A Bachelor of Science graduate (majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry), she has specialised in patent, trade mark and litigation matters since 1969.

Kerry has authored intellectual property presentations and articles in Australia and overseas. Kerry also heads the litigation team in Chrysiliou Lawyers, a division of ChrysLegal, where she acts in major intellectual property litigation matters before the Federal Court and High Court. ChrysLegal is involved in litigation matters in a number of Australian States. Kerry has been highly recommended to clients by senior counsel and has acquired a substantial reputation in the intellectual property litigation field.

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Chrysiliou IP and ChrysLegal  (“the Group”):

The Group occupies a niche in the Australasian intellectual property field by bringing specialist knowledge of intellectual property, consumer law and technology law into the practice provided by patent and trade mark attorneys and lawyers. With offices in Sydney and Melbourne it represents clients throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea with members of the Group admitted to practice in such countries.

The Group dates back to1987 when CMC intellectual property lawyers was founded by Andros Chrysiliou and Kerry Chrysiliou who had for many years before such time occupied senior partner positions in one of Australia’s largest Firms.  With careers dating back to 1970, Andros and Kerry used a wealth of knowledge and experience upon which to build the solid foundations of the Group, which has worked hard to establish a reputation for outstanding services in Australia and overseas.

The law firm in its initial years came to prominence with its successful handling of significantly important contentious matters.  These matters had been transferred to the Firm’s care by large US multi-national corporations and local companies who had faith in the Firm.

The Group has a strong team of experts in its patent and trade mark attorney and litigation practices, offering a range of specially designed services in the intellectual property law and related practice fields. These specialised services include reviewing the management of clients’ intellectual property portfolios, creating a master plan for effective protection and been in a position to the in the best possible position should litigation becomes necessary or is encountered.

Security and confidentiality is an ethical requirement of the Group and it protects client’s confidential information as if it is our own and this is important when litigation proceedings are on the radar. Using conflict management tools members of the Group has managed to settle numerous matters with favorable outcomes and avoiding the need for costly litigation.

Kerry has played a leading role in establishing such structure for the Group, as well as diligently working around the clock in leading the way in giving clients the best possible attention to their intellectual property litigation and providing the best prospects for success.

Kerry is a director in a top level professional rugby league team and has been actively involved in the activities of the team and its governing body. Kerry is also a director of a horse racing and breeding company. Her commercial experiences at board level have been passed onto the Group in providing a better understanding of what are critical factors for businesses in conflict matters.

Creativity and new ideas lie at the heart of every successful new venture.  These intangible rights need to be legally protected by experts in order to avoid costly adverse consequences down the track. It is all part of a successful anti-litigation plan and the Group has the patent and trade mark attorney and lawyer team of technically literate and experienced professionals to do that and they  not only think outside the box, but examine all cavities within the box.