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Simone specialises in public and private M&A, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, and corporate restructures.

Simone has experience acting for a range of public and private clients across various industry sectors on a range of corporate transactions.

She has particular experience in:

  • public and private M&A transactions
  • shareholder and joint venture arrangements
  • general corporate governance and commercial advice
  • restructuring and turnaround transactions.



Simone holds a Bachelor of Arts (French and Journalism) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • JELD-WEN on the strategic review of its Australasian business and sale to Platinum Equity for A$688 million
  • Integral Diagnostics on the acquisition of Horizon Radiology
  • An international automotive manufacturer in connection with the restructure of its Australian network and implementation of a new business model*
  • Michael Schreiber’s sale of the Funlab business to TPG Capital*
  • Acquisition of Australian Community Media and its printing business from Nine Entertainment by a consortium controlled by Antony Catalano and Thorney Investment Group*
  • Restructure and sale of Axsesstoday’s business to an affiliate of private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management*
  • Restructure of Slater & Gordon by way of interconditional creditors’ schemes of arrangement*
  • Sale of PAS Group’s business to Queens Lane Capital*
  • Rudy Koh, managing director and major shareholder, as the proponent of property developer Phileo Australia’s privatisation and delisting*
  • Australian Way in relation to its joint venture with French-headquartered Lagardère Travel Retail*

* Experience prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills