Seva Surmei

Principal - DMAW Lawyers

Seva provides commercial advice to clients in a number of industry sectors in relation to the sale and purchase of business assets and shares and related due diligence, commercial contracts such as services, supply and manufacturing agreements and establishing business structures.

Seva is an expert franchise lawyer and provides franchising, licensing and distribution advice to clients with Adelaide-based, national and international operations. In particular, acting for major franchisors in the establishment, development and operation of franchise systems including providing advice in respect of compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct. Seva was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for Franchise Law in the Adelaide area in 2024 and 2022, an accolade which is only awarded to a single lawyer in each practice area and jurisdiction.

Seva also has extensive experience in property transactions including preparing and advising clients in relation to contracts for the sale and purchase of land, due diligence and commercial leases.

Seva is a committee member and secretary of the Franchise Council of Australia, a committee member of the Women in Franchising group and a committee member of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.

Seva is fluent in the Greek language