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Simon in 60 seconds

Simon is a banking lawyer who specialises in corporate finance transactions, as well as restructuring and work outs. He is recognised as a leader in his field by his clients, peers and legal directories. 

Simon has over 25 years' experience advising our banking clients in the structuring and implementation of a broad range of corporate finance transactions, and in devising strategies to maximise opportunities and minimise legal risk during periods of fluctuating economic circumstances.  He also advises banks and other financial institutions on restructuring and work out transactions.

Simon has also been a key adviser to a number of government agencies and undertaken documentation and legislative framework reviews involving public infrastructure assets to resolve complex and sensitive legal issues concerning those assets.

He has been involved in various projects dealing with the grant of concessions or the commercialisation of government assets, including advising on the appointment of a new terminal operator for the third stevedore terminal at Port Botany as well as advising in relation to the Intermodal Logistics Centre at Enfield.


  • BCom, LLB, LLM

Independent Recognition

  • Listed as a Recommended Lawyer in Banking and Finance in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 and 2014
  • "Recommended" lawyer in Banking & Finance in Doyles Guide to The Australian Legal Profession
  • Listed as an expert in Banking and Finance Law in Best Lawyers since 2014
  • Listed as a Leading Lawyer in Banking in IFLR 1000, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013

Industry associations

  • Member of INSOL International
  • Member of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Banking & Financial Services Law Association
  • Member of the Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Member of the Financial Executives Institute of Australia
  • Henry Davis York representative to the Australian Equipment Lessors Association

Simon's Recent Insights

Not-for-profits under financial stress – what does this mean for you?

  • 18 May 2017

News reports in recent days that the Newcastle Anglican Diocese is facing a $1 million shortfall in this financial year is a timely reminder of the risks facing lenders into the church and not-for-...

Landmark Supreme Court decision impacts lending to religious and charitable organisations

  • 10 Dec 2015

10 December 2015Today's landmark decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales provides important guidance on lending to churches, religious institutions and other not-for-profit organisatio...