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Knowledge & Education

Meyer Vandenberg supports its knowledge and education clients throughout the business life cycle. We get a kick out of your growth and success.

According to the University of Canberra Knowledge City Index, Canberra stands out as one of Australia’s leading knowledge cities, despite its comparatively small population and employment bases. Higher proportions of its population have both knowledge capacity and actually work in the knowledge economy than in any other city.

Our involvement in the sector runs deep, from assisting Universities with spinouts of technology, large-scale property and development projects to employment and consultancy services.

Canberra is fortunate to have four universities, the Canberra Institute of Technology and a wide choice of schools and childcare facilities.

Canberra’s ICT sector is made up of over 1,000 businesses ranging from multinationals to micro businesses.  It provides essential services and technology for Government and all other businesses.  This is a key industry for our region, and its ongoing success is vital for our economy.

We have the skills and experience to underpin your business’ growth and development.

The MV Difference

  • We have a wide range of experience and skills and will ensure the right person works on your matter. Our lawyers we the breadth and depth of expertise to have specialised expertise.
  • We are more highly rated by our clients (using Net Promoter Score) than the industry average for professional services.
  • Our business is locally owned and we support local businesses. We strive to ensure your success and the achievement of your goals.

Key issues for Knowledge Professionals and Education Executives

Fast-paced technological change

Digital transformation is an unrelenting, fast and disruptive challenge to even the most agile institutions and businesses.

Digital disruption

Digital technologies are transforming media, retail, entertainment, higher education and many other industries. No one is immune from the effects of new ways of providing services. Adding value in service delivery is being revolutionised.

Highly regulated environments

Compliance is an important part of good governance.

Our clients

Our knowledge clients include Commonwealth and Territory government departments and agencies, ITC companies, start-ups, investors, superannuation funds, franchisors and not-for-profit entities. Our education clients include universities, child care providers, schools and TAFEs.


Whole of business, including trademarks, licensing, employment and corporate governance.

Independent Property Group

Franchising, trademarks, joint ventures, acquisitions of businesses and privacy

IT Companies

Cloud computing, privacy & data security, copyright, services agreements, apps, tender responses, sale of business and structure advice.


2019 Best Lawyers Australia

Leasing Law — Christine Murray

2018 Best Lawyers Australia

Commercial Law — Geoff Adams

2016, 2017, 2018 Best Lawyers Australia

Real Property Law — Archie Tsirimokos

2016, 2017, 2018 Doyles Guide

Leading Property and Real Estate Lawyers (Pre-eminent, Leading) — Archie Tsirimokos

Leading Property and Real Estate Lawyers (Recommended) — Christine Murray

2017, 2018, Doyles Guide

Leading Property and Real Estate Law Firms (Second Tier)

2017, 2018, Doyles Guide

Leading Commercial Litigation & Disputes Resolution Lawyer Canberra - Bernice Ellis

2018 Doyles Guide

Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer Canberra - Alisa Taylor

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