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The Contract Company was founded by Anna and Simon in 2011.

Simon Zarifeh

I once had a client say in a negotiation that ‘Simon can spot a contract issue at 500 yards whilst riding a horse backward at night in a snow storm’. It was a very nice thing to say, but not quite true…I can’t ride a horse.

On any given day I would look at between 1 and 10 contracts, and I have been a lawyer for many ‘days’ (since February 2000). So maybe my client referred to above was right. In any event if its contract related I know I can help.

When I am not surfing the fine print I don’t mind the odd spot of fly fishing. In fact most of the photos on this website come from one outdoor adventure or another.

Anna Zarifeh

If you need a contract gone over with a fine tooth comb then I am the person for the job. I once saw a drafting error on a contract in the CBD whilst doing a bridge climb on the Sydney harbour bridge. Nothing abnormal about that… visibility was good that day and the range was just over 1km.

I have worked on 1 page contracts right up to one monster that was over 750 pages long. (Needed a trolley to get that from the printer to my desk). Experience with contracts isn’t just about understanding what’s in a contract but also having a good idea about which clauses the other side could move on and how much they could move. Knowledge that comes from experience.

A fine red wine will easily pull my head out of a contract.


Our Stats


Contract Drafting

That’s how many minutes we have spent drafting contracts. We know... we need to get out more.

Contracts Reviewed

That's how many contracts we have reviewed! Gave us glasses.

Contract Negotiation

That's the value, in millions, of the most expensive contract we have advised on and negotiated. Not bad.

Need help with your contract? Send us your enquiry.

Our Experience And Expertise

Don’t be fooled by the casual language on our website. We take our work product very seriously – just not ourselves. Set out below are some of the matters that the Contract Company team have been involved with over the years.

Website, Mobile App, IT and
IP agreements
  • Website Terms and Conditions
  • Mobile App licences – Apple and Android
  • Online Services
  • Software licences and Click Wrap
  • Maintenance and Support
  • Data Supply
  • Hardware
General Commercial Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Share Sales
  • Share Subscription
  • Employment Agreements and HR policies
  • Co founder Agreements
  • IP Licences
  • IP Assignments
Tendering and Procurement
  • Service Agreements
  • Contractor and Consultancy Agreements
  • Joint Venture / Collaboration
  • Memorandums of Understanding
  • Deeds of Settlement
  • Privacy Policies
  • Option Agreements

Why not contact us today, and enquire about Commercial Contracts, IP & IT Agreements, Commonwealth Contracts,a Distressed Contract, Negotiation, or any other type of business agreement or contract. We are confident we can help.

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Some comments from our biggest fans. No bias here... just true stories.

Thank you so much for your help with the employment contract. Your service was excellent, touching base on the same day. The information you shared Simon and going through what I needed to amend in the contract was valued information. Would be happy to recommend your services. Thanks again.


Simon provided great assistance with reviewing legal documentation for my startup and turned things around quickly. Pleasure to work with.


Simon was a pleasure to deal with. Excellent sense of humour and got the job done promptly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Simon to my closest business associates.


Simon is great!!!! He went above and beyond what he had quoted and even spent extra hours reviewing amendments that was not in the initial scope. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone and will not hesitate to use him again.


Simon was great. After looking at 6 quotations I found Simon had gone further into detail than any other lawyer, he continued with producing website terms and conditions and a privacy policy that were on the mark in every way. He was very accurate and covered every point I asked for in detail at a very reasonable price, unlike some of the ridiculous prices I got from other lawyers. I highly recommend Simon above anyone else and will use him again. Thanks!


Simon was fantastic. He was prompt, professional and extremely helpful given the short time frame I asked him to work with! He did a great job and left me feeling relieved! Would highly recommend his services.