Led by our Founder, Demetrio Zema, who was driven to bring his vision to life to challenge the conventions of traditional law services, the Law Squared team are a committed and passionate group of people. We are here to support your vision with determination and clarity. Meet the Law Squared team who are ready to be part of yours.

 

Demetrio Zema

DIRECTOR

Demetrio specialises in the commercial law and commercial litigation. An accomplished entrepreneur and lawyer having worked with many corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs and ASX companies, Demetrio is focused on achieving outcomes and success for his clients.  Demetrio connects with clients and works out how to solve their biggest problems. Since founding Law Squared, Demetrio is focused on disrupting the traditional law firm model by providing proactive and sound advice and judgment to clients in a more human and meaningful way. Demetrio is an active participant in the not-for-profit community particularly as a director of the Centre for Multicultural Youth, as director of If Not Now Then When (INNTW) and a Board sub-committee member for VicDeaf.

Demetrio is a fitness junkie, a coffee aficionado and a food lover – when he's not behind his laptop, keep an eye out for Demetrio at Melbourne's destination food haunts.

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Sydney:
Telephone (02) 8315 3236
Level 13, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000 

Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0417 679 007
Email dzema@lawsquared.co 

 
 

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Viv Lister

General Counsel

Viv is a regulatory and trade lawyer and primarily works on contentious and non-contentious matters arising in connection with international trade, shipping and logistics, import/export, and supply/distribution of goods, across Australia and up into Vietnam, China and Myanmar.

Viv specialises in finding solutions for clients involved in commercial or trade disputes or needing assistance in navigating opaque regulatory regimes. Viv regularly advises on permits, licensing and approvals, trade sanctions compliance, import and export controls and anti-bribery and corruption due diligence obligations. Viv brings a unique skill set and breadth of experience to be able to provide clients with strategic and practical advice for all types of domestic and international trade including in highly regulated goods such as waste, chemicals, environmentally hazardous substances, dangerous goods, dual-use defence goods and technology, food, therapeutic goods, and cosmetics. When not discussing the minutiae of free trade agreements or the fascinating details of waste law, Viv will generally be found inspecting a wine list at one of Melbourne’s roof top bars or honing her skateboarding skills.

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0416 144 810
Email  vlister@lawsquared.co

 

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Shaun Restorick-Barton

Associate

Shaun graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and is overseeing our Brisbane office. His primary focus is on working with startups, entrepreneurs and businesses to assist them in reaching their potential, having spent most of his legal career doing just that. In his current role at Law Squared, Shaun assists a variety of clients in all stages of growth – from individual founders and start-up businesses to scale-stage mature businesses.

Shaun is a pretty serious foodie who knows his way around a kitchen. When he is not thinking about food, he is quietly obsessing about the best wine to drink with it. As the team’s only Liverpool FC fan, he loves upsetting Trent and Omid when their teams lose to his. 

Brisbane:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 6, 140 Creek Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0405 996 422
Email srestorick@lawsquared.co

 

Nerine Konesharan

LAWYER

Nerine graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts/Laws (Honours). During University, Nerine worked as a paralegal in a commercial law practice focusing on agreements, shareholders' and directors' duties and general commercial law. To this end, Nerine is excited to further develop her business acumen and her knowledge and skills in this area at Law Squared working with some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs and SME Directors. Nerine is also whole heartedly committed to social justice issues. She is currently a night service volunteer at both the Fitzroy Legal Service and Refugee Immigration Legal Centre.

Out of the office you can find Nerine dining at Melbourne’s best eats and chasing down strangers’ dogs for a cuddle. You’ve been warned – keep a tight hold of that leash!

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0426 543 822
Email  nkonesharan@lawsquared.co 

 
 

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Omid Komeili

LAWYER

Having moved to Australia in 2012, following his graduation from King’s College London with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Omid brings commercial law experience he has gained through several internships at firms across the UK and Australia. At Law Squared, Omid focuses on intellectual property, Australian Consumer Law issues and general commercial matters. Omid is enthusiastic about protecting each client’s brand and intellectual property portfolio.

Omid is a passionate Manchester United football fan and still holds hope that the glory days will soon return. Having self-proclaimed the title as Bruce Springsteen’s number one fan in Australia, when he’s not out on the football field, Omid is often caught humming a Springsteen classic.

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0451 395 702
Email  okomeili@lawsquared.co

 
 

Hugo Prescott

LAWYER

Hugo graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (Politics). Hugo has worked as a commercial lawyer in both Adelaide (his old home town) and, more recently, in Sydney (his adopted home town). His focus has been on dispute resolution and litigation, a practice which is driven by his desire to achieve commercially satisfying outcomes for clients. At Law Squared, Hugo works with a wide variety of clients – from individuals to start-up businesses and right through to ASX listed companies.

Hugo is an avid AFL fan and a die-hard Hawthorn supporter.

Sydney:
Telephone (02) 8315 3236
Level 13, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0449 228 556
Email hprescott@lawsquared.co

 

Trent Milvain

Finance & Operations Manager

Trent graduated with a Bachelor of Business and is currently completing his CPA. Trent brings a vast skill set to Law Squared to ensure the strategic goals are delivered. Having honed his skills working for one of Australia’s leading retail groups, Trent’s achievements include transforming a team from a traditional accounts department into a robust commercial department as well as launching a brand into a new country. Trent grasps the importance of culture and building a great team which allows the team to flourish and achieve great outcomes for our clients.

Trent is a sports enthusiast and can be found at the MCG at the weekend watching AFL and cricket, when not watching live sport he is exploring Melbourne’s diverse and exciting food haunt’s.

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0410 346 599
Email tmilvain@lawsquared.co 

 

Sean Paulding

Paralegal

Sean is an aspiring lawyer and a community leader, currently undertaking his fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts/Laws at Monash University. Sean is passionate to succeed professionally and has embraced the opportunity to work and learn in the dynamic environment that is Law Squared. His main roles include undertaking legal research, drafting legal documents, and creating and managing blog content. A social justice advocate, Sean additionally works for Monash University as a part of their social inclusion program, and has volunteered at the Monash-Oakleigh Community Legal Centre.

In his spare time, Sean is an avid traveller and a sports aficionado. When not overseas or watching the mighty Richmond Tigers, you'll find Sean scoping local bands at one of Melbourne’s live music venues.

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Email  spaulding@lawsquared.co

 
 
 

Stefan Chelper

Lawyer

Stefan graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Asian Studies. He is experienced in litigation, debt recovery, bankruptcy, insolvency and motor vehicle insurance matters.  

Stefan has worked for a wide range of private and commercial clients and takes pride in building strong relationships with his clients and achieving the best possible outcomes for them.

Outside of the office, Stefan likes to spend his time relaxing and having coffee at the latest cafés with his wife and golden retriever Ollie as well as supporting the Essendon Bombers on the weekend.

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0415 993 767
Email  schelper@lawsquared.co

 

Jacqueline Wilcock

Paralegal

Jacqueline is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Law at Victoria University and has previous experience in debt collection and insolvency matters. As a social justice advocate, Jacqueline currently volunteers at the Footscray Community Legal Centre and sits on the student body at Victoria University Law School.  

When not in the office, Jacqueline can generally be found cheering on her loved Brisbane Lions at the AFL or enjoying a coffee whilst reading a good book

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0415 991 293
Email  jwilcock@lawsquared.co

 
 
 

Amy Nobes

Executive Assistant

Amy joined the Law Squared team earlier this year after having held a variety of assistant roles previously. Amy works closely with Demetrio by managing his diary, providing administrative insights and email management. Amy is passionate about achieving results, this is done by ensuring the backend of the office is run seamlessly via file opening procedures, implementing precedents, communicating clearly in team meetings about important upcoming events and being ever so reliable.

Amy is a passionate supporter of Melbourne City Football Club and on weekends when they are playing at home, she can be found at AAMI Park cheering them on.

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Mobile 0450 005 962
Email  anobes@lawsquared.co

 

Siddharth Vadasseri

Legal Intern

Sid has recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws and has come on board to assist with the implementation of our strategic direction. With experience in content writing and social media marketing for a human rights organisation, he has a passion for the way words and ideas can influence the world. At Law Squared, Sid will be working with the team to broaden its service offering and help startups reach their potential.

Sid is fascinated by the way life is changing in the 21st century, and loves connecting with people, so when he’s not engrossed in a TED Talk about our transforming world, you’ll find him deep in conversation with someone, finding out their story and what makes them tick.

Melbourne:
Telephone (03) 9008 5954
Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fax (03) 8678 1269
Email  svadasseri@lawsquared.co