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MEET THE TEAM

DARREN SOMMERS

Darren specialises in providing general commercial legal advice and specialist technology law advice to clients in the IT industry and other technology industries. In addition to his law degree, Darren has both an honours degree in Science and a Master of Information Technology. Darren has previously worked as a software developer and business analyst for leading multi-national companies. Darren’s vocational experience in IT assists in providing his clients with practical and well targeted legal advice.


He has also worked as general counsel for one of Australia’s largest online companies, and been a Partner/Principal Lawyer in two of Melbourne's best known boutique law firms. 


Whilst focusing on technology companies, Darren also acts for clients in a range of industries and is well versed in corporate law and general commercial legal issues. Darren’s experience extends to the following areas of law:

  • IT and technology licensing

  • Online legal issues

  • Telecommunications

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Venture capital and other fund raising

  • Commercialisation and protection of intellectual property

  • International trade and negotiations


RECOGNITION

Darren has been recommended in the Leading Technology Media & Telecommunications Lawyers in Victoria category in the highly regarded Doyles Guide for two consecutive years (2018-2019).

FOTINI KYPRAIOS

Fotini has over 18 years’ experience advising clients in range of contexts, including litigation, management, international tax consulting and commercial and corporate advisory areas. Her broad local and international experience has enabled her to develop expertise in commercial and corporate issues in a diverse range of contexts and industries.


Fotini is a senior commercial lawyer, with extensive experience in corporate advisory services, commercial law and governance.  Fotini works with private corporations and businesses, business owners and family owned enterprises. Fotini‘s areas of expertise include:

  • Commercial and contractual negotiations and agreements

  • Corporate re-structuring, trusts and succession advice

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Shareholder, Unit Holder and Partnership agreements and disputes

  • Licensing, distribution and service Agreements 

  • Consumer Law advice

  • Governance advisory services


Fotini holds degrees in Arts and Law from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance, she is a Board Member and Chair of the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Vic) Inc., a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a member of the German Australian Chamber of Commerce, a Family Business Australia Specialist Accredited Adviser and member of the FBA Victorian Adviser Committee  She is fluent in Greek and proficient in German.

Fotini runs her own law firm, Prisma Legal, but works closely with Adventum Legal on a range of projects

EXTERNAL LEGAL FIRMS

We work with a range of external legal firms both in Melbourne, around Australia and overseas.  

Our networks allow us to lead your larger projects, and make use of trusted resources from larger firms. 

You get the best of both worlds this way - you still work with us as your primary legal counsel and transaction lead, but have comfort knowing that sufficient resources can be dedicated to your project on short notice.