Elyse Adams

Elyse Adams

Elyse Adams

Senior Associate at Allens and Melbourne team lead for Allens Accelerate

Elyse Adams is a technology, media and telecommunications lawyer at leading Australian law firm, Allens.

Elyse heads the Allens Accelerate practice in Melbourne which is dedicated to supporting the Australian startup community by providing a range of free and cost-effective legal documentation, advice and policy commentary.  In this role, Elyse works closely with many startups grappling with the interplay between innovation and the law. 

In particular, Elyse advises both blue chip corporates and startups on innovation and disruption at the intersection of financial services and technology.  She also played a fundamental role in the establishment of Stone & Chalk – an independent, not-for-profit fintech hub in Sydney that fosters and accelerates the development of world-leading fintech startups – and continues to advise both Stone & Chalk and many of its resident fintech startups.