We’re different from most lawyers.

And we think that’s a good thing. We come from diverse backgrounds with real business and life experience.

Trusted by these satisfied clients:

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David Chung

Founding Director

David has considerable corporate and commercial experience, having managed a number of high-value mergers and acquisitions involving ASX listed companies and government bodies.

David co-founded his own health-tech startup in 2016, and brings a unique, entrepreneurial perspective to commercial legal services.

His focus areas include startups, blockchain cryptocurrencies, intellectual property, business structuring and asset protection, franchising, business sales & purchases, finance & securitisation, and corporate governance.

Sandy Zhang

Associate Director

Sandy is an Associate Director at Creo Legal specialising in intellectual property, commercial and competition law, startups and dispute resolution + litigation.

Sandy has a background in web programming and is an avid blockchain / cryptocurrency enthusiast. He is familiar with multiple programming languages and has been involved in a number of startups, including founding a blockchain project which was later accepted into a ConsenSys-backed accelerator program. Sandy’s broad industry background, commercial acumen and talent for simplifying and resolving complex situations helps him deliver holistic and practical advice for his clients.

He is also an experienced litigator, having instructed Counsel and personally appeared in courts both in Australia and overseas. His experience in litigation and dispute resolution feeds directly into his commercial advice, providing him with unique insight into how a commercial deal can go wrong and what can be done to protect against such a scenario.

Sandy has been recognised in multiple leading publications for his expertise in intellectual property and dispute resolution in particular, having twice been a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 national awards and also identified as a Rising Star in the IP and TMT category by Doyle’s Guide.

Sandy is natively fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He utilises his knowledge of Chinese culture and language to facilitate legal protection and resolution of disputes across geopolitical and jurisdictional boundaries.

Sandy Zhang, Associate Director, Creo Legal
Kendra Harrison, Associate Director, Creo Legal

Kendra Harrison

Associate Director
Kendra has broad corporate and commercial legal expertise, with considerable experience negotiating and facilitating corporate and commercial transactions, including fundraising, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. Kendra has advised businesses of all sizes and across various domains, from startups and small businesses to ASX-listed companies and international organisations. Kendra’s focus areas include business structuring and asset protection, capital raising, business and equity sales and purchases, corporate governance, contracting advice and negotiation, data privacy and security, and personal and business succession planning.

Daegan Leachman

Senior Associate

Daegan has operated within the startup and commercial realms with a background in dispute resolution and commercial litigation. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Daegan has successfully founded and sold multiple enterprises, while also providing counsel and service to fast-paced multi-million dollar corporations with a robust global online presence.

Drawing from firsthand experience, awareness and legal expertise, Daegan helps entrepreneurs and businesses with pragmatic and strategic advice.

Daegan’s focus areas include entity structuring, contract advice and negotiation, industry compliance, digital marketing and advertising, consumer law and protection, as well as data privacy and security.

Daegan Leachman, Senior Associate, Creo Legal

Christie Gardiner

Consultant – Wills and Estates

Christie is a dedicated succession lawyer with considerable experience in wills and estate planning, and health law.
She has trained thousands of lawyers as a lecturer at Australia’s leading universities, and regularly publishes academic research on a wide range of legal issues, including complex issues related to wills and estates law, population ageing, governance and health system reform.

Christie works closely with her clients to create highly customised wills and estate plans which are specifically tailored to suit each client’s personal circumstances. She believes that every Australian family has the ability to implement practical and tax effective measures for inter-generational asset protection and succession.

Christie’s services are particularly well suited to health practitioners, business owners, and high net worth families.

Christie Gardiner, Consultant - Wills and Estates, Creo Legal
Inoke Faletau, Consultant - Digital Assets, Creo Legal

Inoke Faletau

Consultant – Digital Assets

Inoke has over 8 years of experience working in various legal and consulting roles in banking, finance and insurance, including one of the largest financial firms in the world. He leverages his skills and experience to provide concise and pragmatic advice for clients small and large.

Inoke is the founder of The Minted Brief – a consulting and regulatory insights business focused exclusively on blockchain and emerging technologies. He is also a regular speaker at blockchain and cryptocurrency events and conferences and is passionate about blockchain education.

Inoke’s focus areas includes: regulatory finance law, AML/CTF compliance, cryptocurrency exchanges, blockchain/cryptocurrencies projects, NFTs, DAOs & Web3, corporate & commercial law, fintechs & startups, and insurance law.

Here’s why
business owners
team up with us

Lawyers with Business Experience

Our business lawyers have practical business experience, which sets us apart from many other commercial lawyers who typically have none at all. We understand the challenges of business and how to prioritise legal issues based on their real impact.

Fixed Fees for Real Outcomes

We generally charge fixed fees as we are able to draw on our years of experience to deliver a predictable outcome with cost certainty. We adopt a transparent fee structure which aligns with your business interests.

Senior Lawyers Only

You will only deal with our senior business lawyers who have a high level of experience and expertise and personal knowledge of you and your business. Unlike other firms, you will not be passed around to junior lawyers and paralegals whose work must be checked and rechecked at your cost.

Expertise in Niche Areas

We have deep knowledge and expertise in niche areas, including but not limited to, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, private health practices, and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing.

Technology-Driven Processes

We embrace the latest technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and utilise unique methods of client onboarding, information gathering, and service delivery, to provide an enhanced, efficient, and hassle-free client experience.

Affordable and Reasonably Priced

We provide a superior service which is considerably more affordable than most city-based firms. We achieve this through an innovative internal structure and model which allows us to be highly competitive.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of businesses do you service?

We service businesses small and large in all industries and sectors, including but not limited to, health and ageing, science and technology, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, professional services, financial services, retail and consumer products, manufacturing and industrial services, and property and real estate.

How do you charge for your services?

We generally charge fixed fees. What we charge is highly transparent as we recognise the value of cost certainty for any business. Unlike most lawyers, you won’t incur costs simply speaking to us about your business.

What sets you apart from other lawyers?

Our business lawyers have firsthand business experience, unlike most commercial lawyers. When engaging with us, you’ll only deal with senior lawyers and not juniors or paralegals. We are also experts in various niche areas so our lawyers will not have to reinvent the wheel.

What areas do you specialise in?

We are a full-service commercial and corporate law firm. However, we specialise in servicing certain types of clients, including:

– Entrepreneurs and Inventors

– Doctors, Dentists, and Health Service Providers

– Financial and Professional Service Providers

– Technology Providers and Services

– Crypto Project Founders and Exchanges

– High Net Worth Individuals and Family Offices

Why do I need a lawyer?

Our lawyers are highly experienced practitioners with real experience launching, running, scaling and selling businesses. Our core value is providing insights from our experience and identifying and addressing legal risks that we have dealt with many times before.

What is the process of engaging you?

The first step is to have an initial free consultation with one of our senior lawyers. We will then prepare a scope of work and a fee proposal for your consideration. If it is acceptable to you, we will send you engagement documents for digital signing before we commence work on your matter.

How long has the firm been in practice?

Our firm was established in 2017. Collectively, our lawyers have over 40 years of experience in law and business.

What is the initial consultation fee?

We offer free initial consultations for all clients.

Who will be handling my matter?

One of our senior lawyers will be your primary contact person. There may be other lawyers involved, depending on the size and complexity of your matter.

How can I get started with your firm?

Reach out to us to book in a free initial consultation, and one of our senior lawyers will guide you through the process of engaging our firm.

What geographical areas do you serve?

We service clients Australia-wide and overseas.

How does your firm ensure confidentiality?

By law, all communications between you and our firm are protected by legal professional privilege, whether or not you formally engage us to act on your behalf. We are legally bound to maintain full confidentiality of all things you discuss with us.

Can I see testimonials or case studies from past clients?

Depending on what type of client you are, or what industry you operate in, our Client and Industry pages may contain case studies and examples of the successes we have assisted our clients to achieve.

Set up, grow, scale or sell your business with expert legal guidance.

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