Boutique firm expands to Sydney

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A Melbourne boutique firm is opening a new office in Sydney, encouraged by the expansion of its clients outside of Victoria.

The firm mdp Law will open at 111 Elizabeth Street on 1 February and will focus on the areas of intellectual property and commercial law.

The new office will be headed by director Sarah Gilkes. She has a master of law degree from the University of New South Wales and has practiced in both Melbourne and Sydney. She is a specialist in IP law, regularly working with clients to protect and develop ideas from the concept stage through to commercialisation.

Gilkes is also an expert in commercial law, advising clients in a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on the technology sector, in Australia and beyond. She advises on matters including acquisitions and disposals, corporate structuring, shareholder agreements, and capital raising.

“In the past couple of years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of domestic clients who have expanded outside of Victoria, and who are now operating along the eastern seaboard,” Gilkes said.

“This, along with the growth in the number of international clients who are using Sydney as a base to access the Asia-Pacific region, means that the opening of a new office is the next logical step. A Sydney presence will enable us to offer a more comprehensive service to our client base,” she said.


Sarah Gilkes


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