About Us

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.

David Chung - Founding Director
Founding Director

David Chung

Corporate and commercial law expert. Startup and technology specialist, focusing on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Health-tech startup founder.

David is the Founding Director of Creo Legal, a 'New Law' Australian law firm established in 2017 which brings a fresh approach to commercial legal services designed for Startups and Growing Businesses.

He 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, Structuring and Asset Protection, Franchising, Business Sales & Purchases, Finance & Securitisation, and Corporate Governance.

Sandy Zhang - Associate Director
Associate Director

Sandy Zhang

Intellectual property specialist, experienced commercial litigator, and crypto startup founder. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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.

Christie Gardiner - Private Wealth Lawyer
Private Wealth Lawyer

Christie Gardiner

Wills and estate planning expert, focusing on health practitioners, business owners and high net worth families. Leading published academic in succession law, and health system reform.

Christie is a dedicated Private Wealth Lawyer with considerable experience in succession 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.

Why choose us?

We give sensible, practical advice, at affordable rates. It’s that simple.

Many lawyers know the law very well, but most have never run a business. We’ve launched our own businesses, and have run them successfully. We bring real experience and knowledge to solve problems and create opportunities for our clients.

We only quote fixed fees for real outcomes. No time charging, ever.

Time-charging is an outdated practice. Business owners want cost-certainty to achieve real outcomes. So that’s the way we do things, and our Clients love it.

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