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Brendan Nyst leads our team of commercial lawyers advising SMEs, large corporations and franchises on how to protect commercial interests through judicious advice.

Commercial Law

The Gold Coast economy is valued at more than $40 billion, with 76,262 registered businesses. The Brisbane economy is valued at more than $181 million with more than 136,000 registered businesses.

Our commercial lawyers work closely with local small to medium-sized enterprises as well as large corporations and franchises. We advise start-ups and established business owners who require judicious commercial advice on how to manage their daily business transactions and leverage and protect their commercial interests effectively.

Our expert team of commercial lawyers, led by Brendan Nyst, is respected for its thorough and immersive client approach, offering practical, first-class legal advice on:

Property Law

Special Counsel John Ellis, a former senior partner at Minter Ellison Gold Coast, leads our Commercial Property team and advises developers, contractors and industry sector consultants on a range of commercial issues arising from property developments in Queensland.

A former executive member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) and CEO and Managing Director of funds manager, City Pacific Limited, John Ellis is considered one of Queensland’s most prominent commercial property lawyers.

His has provided advice on many major projects including the Gold Coast Airport re-development, the Tugun Bypass, the Hinze Dam Wall Raising and Tugun to Hinze Dam Pipeline, the Gold Coast Cruise Ship Terminal, the Surat Basin LNG Pipeline and the Townsville Port re-development. His expertise in major property, infrastructure and commercial transactions establishes his legal team as trusted advisers to developers and contractors on the Gold Coast enjoying strong working relationships with recognised experts in planning, design, finance and construction.

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Why Choose Us?



With a legacy of legal excellence spanning more than five decades, Nyst Legal brings experience you can trust. Our dedicated team has the clout and commitment to provide expert legal solutions tailored to your needs. Your success is our priority.



Our team members are focused on achieving the very best possible result we can for all our clients. We love what we do and, for that reason, we do it very, very well.



We bring together a diverse group of lawyers and trusted external consultants, with expertise across multiple disciplines, to ensure we identify the very best possible result for you, and give you the very best chance of achieving it.



We value our ability to communicate with and assess the needs of our clients, whatever may be their background, status or position in life. We listen attentively to every client, strive to accurately understand their problem, identify their achievable goal, and work hard to deliver the right solution for them.

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Whether your matter is civil, criminal or commercial in nature, our team at Nyst Legal has all the experience, expertise and diligence necessary to ensure that you achieve the absolute best available result.