Simon Haddy Partner

Simon is a corporate lawyer with particular expertise in the infrastructure, utilities and real asset sectors.

He advises owners, operators and investors on a wide variety of complex strategic transactions, including public and private M&A, privatisations, equity investment, joint ventures, and funds management.

Simon’s commercial approach and strategic outlook help clients achieve successful outcomes in complex and time-critical matters. They also result in him providing ongoing strategic advice to several financial investors.

Simon has authored a variety of opinion pieces on funds management and corporate law reform, and he lectures on securities regulation at the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Business School.



Infrastructure, Utilities and Real Assets


Advised the NSW Electricity Networks consortium on its $10.258 billion acquisition of the TransGrid high voltage electricity transmission network from the New South Wales Government.

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

Advised AIMCo on its investment in several forestry assets, including Great Southern Plantations.

Laguna Bay Pastoral Company

Advised on the sale of the freehold estate underpinning the largest almond plantation in the Southern Hemisphere.


Advised Australian Utilities Trust Consortium on it's $1.026 billion acquisition of 33.5% of ElectraNet from YTL Power.

Renewable Energy Assets

Advised sponsors on the funding and acquisition of solar farms (Hughenden, Darling Downs, Swan Hill, Brigalow, Chinchilla, Williamsdale and Mt Majura) and wind farms (Bald Hills, Canunda, Willogoleche, and Mumbida).

Port of Newcastle

Advised a bidder on the privatisation of the Port of Newcastle by the New South Wales Government.

Morrison & Co Public Infrastructure Partners

Advised a bidder on the fund’s sale of its portfolio of social infrastructure assets.


Advised Xerox on its Eloque joint venture with VicTrack regarding bridge maintenance technology

Mergers and Acquisitions


Advised Amcor on its merger with Bemis, and associated restructure, to create a US$17 billion packaging leader.

Toll Group

Advised Toll Group on its $6.5 billion scheme of arrangement for acquisition by Japan Post.

Australian Infrastructure Fund (AIX)

Advised AIX on the $2 billion disposal of its airport portfolio to Future Fund and associated restructure to facilitate the sale.

Tantalus Media

Advised the owner of Australian video game developer Tantalus Media, on the sale of an 85% interest in Tantalus to Keywords Studios for a total consideration (comprising cash and scrip) of up to US$46.8m.

Cubic Corporation

Advised Veritas Capital on the Australian aspects of its US$3 billion take-private of Cubic Corporation.

Infrastructure Funds

Utilities Trust of Australia (UTA)

Advised the $6.3 billion UTA on its manager replacement process – the largest infrastructure portfolio to undergo a change of manager in Australian history.

Lighthouse Infrastructure

Advised on the structuring and establishment of wholesale funds to facilitate investment in renewable energy and social infrastructure.

Impact Investment Group

Advised on the structuring and establishment of wholesale funds to facilitate investment in solar electricity generation facilities.


Advised VicSuper on asset and fund investments in several real asset classes.

Atlas Infrastructure

Advised on regulatory, licensing and contractual matters relevant to its listed infrastructure investment business.

Renewable energy investment

Advising investors and fund managers on a variety of institutional fundraisings for investment in the renewable energy sector.


Career & qualifications


  • Master of Laws, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Adelaide


  • Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia, Member of Corporations Committee
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Society of South Australia

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