Ursula Hogben

Practice Leader

Key Focus:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • E-Commerce
  • Startups


Ursula is a Practice Leader in LegalVision’s General Commercial team, and also serves as LegalVision’s General Counsel. She has over 15 years’ experience in corporate law and investment banking, including in Asia, the United States and Australia. Ursula has qualifications in New York, Hong Kong and Australia.

Ursula was a director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a senior lawyer at Baker & McKenzie advising on private and public company capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions, working closely with management to identify and manage risk and structure transactions effectively.

Ursula uses her experience to assist startups to launch and scale, including advising on structuring, capital raising, shareholders agreements and co-founder and investor negotiations. Ursula also assists online businesses and SMEs with commercial arrangements for launch and growth. She enjoys establishing solid legal foundations for new businesses and is equally adept at managing complex transactions and assisting larger businesses.

Ursula is active in startup and SME communities, including as a member of industry panels, as a presenter, and writing for national business and startup publications.

Ursula is a passionate promoter of women and young entrepreneurs and enjoys lifesaving, yoga and spending time with her family.

My Top Articles


Evan Buist, Founder, NeedaJingle

Without the help of Ursula and LegalVision, there is no way that we could have launched the site with any kind of confidence. In our case, we’re dealing with copyright law and complex music licensing requirements so it’s always prudent to seek good legal advice. We are very happy with the outcome of the legal documents, most of which are proudly displayed on our website.

Nicci Richman, Director, Limespring

Ursula really listened to what I needed, went above and beyond in ensuring that every aspect was thoroughly researched, and provided the documents ahead of schedule. Even better, she didn’t speak in “legal-ease” and made the entire process fast and easy!

Fleur Leong, Director at Conquest Business Solutions

I am very impressed and satisfied with the quality and efficiency of the services provided by the lawyers at LegalVision. Ursula Hogben and Lachlan McKnight are really "switched-on" and have a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate, business and online law. I now use LegalVision whenever I want legal advice or solutions.

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Our Awards

  • Innovator of the Year – 2016 Australian Law Awards
  • Professional Services Business of the Year – 2016 Optus MyBusiness Awards
  • Boutique Diversity Law Firm of the Year – 2015 Women in Law Awards
  • Startup Disruptor and Next Rich Award Finalist – 2016 PwC Aspire Awards
  • Client Service and Delivery Award Winner – 2016 InfoTrack Client Centricity Awards
  • Innovator of the Year Finalist – 2016 Optus MyBusiness Awards