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Simone Desmarchelier

Simone Desmarchelier


Simone is a Consultant to the firm with a focus on European companies.



Simone brings to the firm her experience as a senior diplomat, investment banker and adviser to European HQ’d companies. Her professional history coupled with her distinct knowledge of the business cultures in Italy and France and her work across Western Europe assist the firm and its clients in achieving successful business outcomes.

Simone’s role as a Consultant with Herbert Smith Freehills draws upon her experience working with some of Europe’s largest companies. 

Her strength lies in understanding the corporate and business cultures of her key countries of focus namely Italy, France and Spain.   She is bilingual in Italian and English and fluent in French and Spanish. Simone has lived, worked and studied in each of these countries


Simone was Australia’s Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner to Italy. Simone has experience in capital raising, investor relations in alternate asset classes from her time in investment banking in London. She practiced as a corporate solicitor in Australia for over 15 years. She holds degrees in Law and Arts and a BCL from Oxford. Simone is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish.  She is a Non-Executive Director of Queensland Investment Corporation and a member of the Advisory Board of Roberts Pizzarotti.

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