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Simon is a corporate lawyer specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions.

Simon advises clients in various industries on a range of corporate transactions, including takeovers, schemes of arrangements and negotiated acquisitions and disposals, as well as shareholder arrangements and restructures. He has significant experience in large-scale cross-border transactions, and has completed secondments with a number of different clients, including most recently with the private equity team of a global institutional fund manager.

Simon is the co-author of the Company Takeovers chapter of the leading Australian legal encyclopedia, The Laws of Australia.

Background

Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. He was admitted to practice in Victoria in November 2015.

Recognition 

Simon is recognised as a Corporate and Commercial Law Rising Star in the 2022 edition of Doyle’s Guide.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Zhaojin Mining on its takeover bid for Tietto Minerals
  • Australian Unity Diversified Property Fund on its proposed merger with Cromwell Direct Property Fund by way of trust scheme
  • Newcrest on its acquisition by Newmont by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Crown Resorts on its acquisition by Blackstone by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Alliance Aviation on its proposed acquisition by Qantas by way of scheme of arrangement
  • BoozeBud on its acquisition of Get Wines Direct
  • Metro Quarry Group on its acquisition by Adbri and Barro Group
  • Total Tools on its acquisition by Metcash
  • Amcor on its acquisition of NYSE-listed Bemis, redomiciliation to Jersey by way of scheme of arrangement, and dual listing on NYSE and ASX
  • Mitula Group on its acquisition by TSE-listed LIFULL by way of scheme of arrangement
  • OZ Minerals on its successful takeover bid for Avanco Resources
  • Aconex on its acquisition by NYSE-listed Oracle by way of scheme of arrangement.