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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.
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.
Advised AIMCo on its investment in several forestry assets, including Great Southern Plantations.
Advised on the sale of the freehold estate underpinning the largest almond plantation in the Southern Hemisphere.
Advised the successful consortium on its $738 million acquisition of the airports from the Queensland Government, as well as subsequent restructures and on-sales.
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).
Advised a bidder on the privatisation of the Port of Newcastle by the New South Wales Government.
Advised a bidder on the sale of the Queensland Motorways business by QIC.
Advised Amcor on its merger with Bemis, and associated restructure, to create a US$17 billion packaging leader.
Advised Toll Group on its $6.5 billion scheme of arrangement for acquisition by Japan Post.
Advised AIX on the $2 billion disposal of its airport portfolio to Future Fund and associated restructure to facilitate the sale.
Advised HDF on its $1.3 billion takeover by APA Group.
Advised the $6.3 billion UTA on its manager replacement process – the largest infrastructure portfolio to undergo a change of manager in Australian history.
Advised on the structuring and establishment of wholesale funds to facilitate investment in renewable energy and social infrastructure.
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.
Advised Macquarie on the internalisation of the fund’s management arrangements.
Listed as a leading lawyer in Corporate Governance, Equity Capital Markets, Investment Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions.
With mounting pressure from the regulator and the burden of administrative costs, super funds are making the decision to merge more often than before; at least 28 have taken the step since 2014.
The Federal Treasurer has announced reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework which will come into effect on 1 January 2021.
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