Providing commercial legal and governance services for growing companies.

Elevate Legal builds on Andrew Neilson’s 20 years legal and commercial experience. In addition to working as a commercial lawyer with one of Australia’s largest law firms, Andrew has been Asia-Pacific legal counsel for two NYSE-listed global IT firms, and general counsel & company secretary for Australian technology companies listed on the ASX and the London AIM market.

Andrew Neilson

Andrew has real-world experience in commercialising technology and structuring, drafting and negotiating contracts with global partners and customers, as well as capital raising, investor & public relations, corporate governance and ASX & AIM compliance. He has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Andrew’s personal interests include food and wine, reading, sport with his two boys and his collection of vinyl records which he has lugged from house to house since the late 80s.

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Jackie Donald

Jackie joined the Elevate team in 2020.  Jackie is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, with broad experience gained in top-tier law firms and in-house as a general counsel and company secretary.  Jackie’s expertise spans commercial contracts, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate advisory and governance experience. Originally from Scotland, she has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Glasgow and completed the University of Sydney conversion course in 2008 when she settled in Australia.  Jackie’s personal interests include running, reading and spending time with her two children.

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Roxie Adam

Roxie joined Elevate Legal in 2017 to provide legal and company secretary support to our clients. She has a Bachelor of Laws from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and was admitted as a lawyer in 2018. She has 8 years of customer service (and shopping!) experience and has worked as a Paralegal in a property law team for a mid-tier law firm. Outside of work, Roxie loves to see live music, play netball and watch her beloved Hawks in the AFL.

Yee Tran

Yee (Bachelor Business Information Systems) joined Elevate Legal in 2016 to provide administrative support to the firm. She has over 10 years’ experience in the administration profession and has extensive experience in all administrative tasks, including scheduling, correspondence and event management.

A proactive, highly organised and detail-orientated person, her main focus is to provide exceptional executive support to senior managers and Board members. In addition to her duties as an Executive Assistant, Yee is also passionate about environmentally friendly products and is an ENJO consultant in her spare time.

“Elevate Legal began providing company secretarial support to us in 2017. Andrew, and more recently Roxie, have provided with us extraordinary support. As a not-for-profit with registered businesses in Australia, the US, India and Nepal we have to keep on top of a wide range of legal and regulatory issues and Elevate Legal have been integral to that. They also assisted us with the merger between Pollinate and Empower Generation. Mergers are relatively uncommon in the not-for-profit space and having such competent and responsive governance assistance played a very important part in making the process so successful. We are truly grateful for the support that Andrew and Roxie provide and I highly recommend the services of Elevate Legal.”

Dr Scott Watkins, Chair, Pollinate Group

“As one of Australia’s leading commercialisation firms, we need quality legal advice. We have listed 3 start-ups on the ASX in the last 3 years. In our most recent IPO, Elevate Legal assisted us to prepare all of our IPO compliance documentation and to become ASX ready. It was a phenomenal service, which I will definitely be using again. I highly recommend the Elevate Legal team.”

Stuart Douglas - Executive Director, Innovyz (& on behalf of Amaero International Ltd ASX:3DA)

“Elevate Legal is a trusted partner of CSIRO’s ON Program and they have helped several of our teams to successfully navigate the process of starting new companies”

David Burt, Executive Manager of Innovation at the CSIRO

“Elevate Legal has consistently delivered timely, intelligent and considered direction and legal support that has been integral to our transformation. I could not recommend Andrew and his team more highly.”

Garreth Chandler, CEO at The Evolved Group

“Andrew and Elevate’s experience was perfectly aligned with our needs. The collaborative and consultative approach was both refreshing and considerably more efficient.”

Prof Erich Kisi, CSO and Chair at MGA Thermal

“Andrew and the team at Elevate Legal have been a tremendous partner as our business has grown and the volume and complexity of our legal needs has evolved.”

Scott Robinson, Managing Director at Phillip Riley

“We’re really happy to have Andrew and Elevate Legal on our team as we embark on a really exciting period of growth.”

Scott Bocskay, Chief Executive and Managing Director at SAF Investment Management

“Andrew and the team have been a great help over the past 18 months supporting our setup and particularly helping to get good outcomes with our very large clients”

Mick Moore, Managing Director at Scalene Group

“Andrew and Elevate’s experience was perfectly aligned with our needs. The collaborative and consultative approach was both refreshing and considerably more efficient.”

Tom McKay, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Livewire

“Elevate Legal has been integral to our success. As a startup we need responsive, flexible and astute advice and services on a range of fast moving issues.”

Julian Elliott, Chief Executive Officer at Covidence