Daniel Anstey

JD, BA Lawyer

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Daniel is a lawyer in our Corporate and Commercial, Music, and Digital Media groups.

Daniel advises on a range of commercial and contentious matters relating to the music, technology and digital media industries, including the sale, purchase and management of intellectual property assets, copyright infringement, employment, contractual disputes and corporate structuring.

Previously Daniel was a lawyer at the Australian Copyright Council, where he advised creators and industry peak bodies on copyright law and was involved in policy development and law reform. Prior to that Daniel worked in a boutique employment and labour law firm advising blue chip clients on employment and commercial matters.


Daniel holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in music from the University of Otago.


Daniel was invited to speak on the implications of artificial intelligence on the music industry at the inaugural South By Southwest Sydney conference.

Daniel provides pro bono legal advice to many creators, not-for-profits and philanthropic entities within the arts industry, including through the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Daniel was a prize winner in the 2021 IPSANZ John McLaren Emmerson QC Essay competition for his essay on NFTs and Copyright. He has also presented webinars on the topic to practitioners across Australia and New Zealand.