Project finance specialist joins JWS


Leading independent law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery has appointed project finance and banking specialist Simon Irvine as a new partner in its Sydney office, effective from 20 June 2022.

Simon joins the firm from Ashurst, bringing more than 25 years’ experience advising on the funding and development of major projects in Australia and internationally.

His practice covers all commercial aspects of project developments (including transactions developed under a wide variety of procurement models) with a particular focus on funding. His experience includes financing transactions covering the full lifecycle of project developments, complex multi-sourced financings, restructuring of distressed projects and a number of deals featuring innovative government financing support.

Managing Partner Jeremy Davis said the firm was excited to have Simon on board.

“Simon is a leading project finance lawyer with a strong reputation in the market. His appointment will deepen our finance offering and position us to win more project work, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, real estate and energy and resources.”

Simon is the fourth partner to join the firm this year following the recent lateral hires of tax partners Matthew Shanahan and Annemarie Wilmore, and TMT partner Helen Clarke. 

About Johnson Winter & Slattery

Johnson Winter & Slattery is an independent national Australian law firm with over 75 partners and offices across Australia. We advise major Australian and international corporations and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes across Australia and surrounding regions. Working closely with clients, knowing their business, and appreciating their objectives, we tailor our approach to deliver optimal commercial outcomes.

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