Commercial & Fintech Lawyer

Eli Bernstein

Eli is a commercial lawyer dealing with startup and business law, financial services, and commercial litigation.

Eli has a keen interest in fintech and the application of new technologies to legal and regulatory systems. Eli heads NXT Legal’s Perth office. Over the past two decades, Eli has worked across a range of companies, large and small, in industries from finance, technology, energy, and resources. Eli’s core interest is the intersection of law, finance, and technology (including smart -legal- contracts and -compliant- security tokens). Eli has been active in the blockchain space as University Associate for Curtin’s Blockchain R&D Lab, as VP (Blockchain) for IEG Banking Group, as Senior Associate at Kosmos Capital, and as a partner at Cryptic Ventures. Eli serves on committees of the Law Society of WA (including the Tech & IP committee), on the advisory board of the ANZ Business Chamber, as the organizer of Legalhackers (Perth), and as a mentor to a number of SOSV’s accelerators (including the blockchain-focused dlab).


  • Juris Doctor
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • MBA (Advanced)
  • Diploma of Financial Services
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Practice Areas

  • Fintech
  • Startup and technology
  • Financial services
  • Corporate and commercial
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