Australian Commercial,
Intellectual Property and
M&A Lawyer

Nicholas Weston combines decades of deep business experience with legal expertise to advise a variety of fast growing and well established companies as an integral part of their team. We focus on real world solutions and always consider the return on investment for every legal dollar spent by our clients.

Advising growing tech &
tech-enabled businesses

Our knowledge gained from working in the trenches inside complex technology based businesses sets us apart from other legal advisors.

We have a resolute focus on growth-stage companies, often owner-operated, and provide solid legal solutions that take into account the unique circumstances of each and every client, their goals, and the reasonable budget that they can afford.

Learn more about our sector expertise.

Services

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Expertise

Data Privacy & Security law

Help with the complex and conflicting laws and regulations governing the collection, use, retention and disclosure of information

M&A and Investment Transactions

We seamlessly structure, negotiate, document and close M&A and investment deals (seed, series, VC & PE), and capital raises

IP Litigation

When U.S. or U.K companies decide to litigate in Australia, we have a long history of defending our clients’ interests

Trade marks guidance

Clear, obtain and enforce trade marks directly in Australia and NZ, and through a global network of trusted agents

Commercial

Integrating the creation or use of new and developing technologies, intellectual property or data into either the organisation itself or as an aspect of its business strategy

Domain Name Recovery

Representation in recovering domain names registered anywhere in the world by third parties, through acquisitions or ADR

Why Nicholas Weston

  • Access to a practising lawyer with executive experience without the need for permanent/full time employment
  • A walk-up starter who can immediately bring solutions and provide sound advice
  • 25 years’ international experience as an M&A professional, lawyer, trade marks attorney, credentialled executive, and former elite athlete
  • An advisor who knows what it’s like to have skin-in-the-game
  • Involve someone in the business who’s already run this race on many other occasions
  • A retainer based model means businesses can scale up in times of need
  • Give yourself the peace of mind that your business is protected, compliant and robust
  • If you’re not sure where to start, contact us for a free consultation

What our clients have to say

Semantia is a software technology company based in Melbourne and has had a long-standing relationship with Nicholas Weston. We work closely with Nick on matters of intellectual property protection.

When a major Australian telecommunications company sought to partner with us and presented us with a one-sided Agreement, we consulted Nick.

Nick reviewed the agreement and suggested amendments that were in the interest of all parties and ensured protection of our company’s intellectual property. Crucially, his suggestions provided all parties protection from the impact of user-generated content.

Nick’s suggestions were accepted and incorporated into the Master Agreement and we were able to sign off confident that neither company would be disadvantaged.


Luce Chandon CEO of Semantia PTY. LTD.

What our clients
are saying

Semantia is a software technology company based in Melbourne and has had a long-standing relationship with Nicholas Weston. We work closely with Nick on matters of intellectual property protection.

When a major Australian telecommunications company sought to partner with us and presented us with a one-sided Agreement, we consulted Nick.

Nick reviewed the agreement and suggested amendments that were in the interest of all parties and ensured protection of our company’s intellectual property. Crucially, his suggestions provided all parties protection from the impact of user-generated content.

Nick’s suggestions were accepted and incorporated into the Master Agreement and we were able to sign off confident that neither company would be disadvantaged.


Luce Chandon CEO of Semantia PTY. LTD.

I have been Managing Director of three Victorian registered businesses over the past 25 years:

• Lyburne Pty Ltd (current)
• EMQ Pty Ltd
• Dynamiq Strategy Pty Ltd

My company accountant initially recommended Nick nearly 20 years ago when I was looking for some legal advice on business ownership structure.

Since then Nick has been assisting all three businesses I have run providing legal advice, assistance and representation.

Over the time of our relationship Nick has helped us in the following areas: Establishment of business ownership deeds, Trademark registration including subsequent legal challenge of breach by another organisation, Debt collection, Contractor/Client contract development, Contract reviews, Contractual disputes, Negotiations with purchaser’s lawyers during business sales, Advice on employment law, Legal challenges to contractual breaches, Review and advice of settlement deeds.

As a business owner I am acutely aware there is a constant need to have access to prompt and sensible legal support.

Nick has provided the security and confidence to allow me to focus on building and running my core business activities without being distracted unduly with legal matters.

Nick is easy to talk to, supportive and concise in his advice, knows when to ask the hard questions and is without a doubt better to have on my side than theirs!!


Gary Rigby Managing Director of three companies

Nick is a man who deals in facts – he listens intently, assesses promptly and presents options in plain English before awaiting instruction. He’s got an excellent way with words and is able to apply the right amount of pressure at the right time. He was completely transparent in outlining the strengths and weaknesses of my case and was able to negotiate a favourable settlement for my company very quickly. He’s a straight talker, a strong communicator, and overall, a pleasure to work with.

Litigation aside, I also engaged Nick to file my company’s trademark application. Again, he was diligent, informative and straightforward in his approach.

I’d highly recommend Nick, and hope we can work together on many aspects of commercial law as my company grows.


David Mclean Founder at St. Hemp

Get in touch

Do you have questions regarding M&A, Australian commercial law, trade mark infringement or a case that involves technology?

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