New Partner Simon Haddy joins us

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Simon Haddy has joined Johnson Winter & Slattery as a new corporate partner, following a lateral hire from Herbert Smith Freehills. Simon will be based in the firm’s Melbourne office, from 5 August 2019.

Simon specialises in the infrastructure, logistics and utilities sectors, supporting corporates and financial investors on structuring and executing their strategic transactions. He advises on all aspects of transactions and investments, including structure and strategy, public and private acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raisings and management arrangements.

Managing Partner Peter Slattery said Simon’s experience made him a great fit for the firm and he was well equipped to lead the development of our corporate team in Melbourne.

“Johnson Winter & Slattery has been building a strong reputation in the market advising on complex disputes and transactions, which strongly aligns with the nature of Simon’s practice.  Joining a 15 partner corporate team, Simon will further strengthen our capabilities and help us grow our practice within Victoria’s financial investment, infrastructure and utilities sectors,” added Peter. 

Simon brings 20 years’ experience advising on corporate transactions. Most recently, Simon has advised on the US$17 billion mega-merger between Amcor and Bemis, a transaction that will create the world’s largest consumer packaging company.

Simon said that he was looking forward to joining the team.  

“Johnson Winter & Slattery is unique in the Australian market for its “hands on” involvement of partners, which is a big draw card for clients looking for more value on their most complex legal work. The firm’s corporate practice has been going from strength to strength and I’m looking forward to playing a role in its future growth.”

Simon’s experience includes advising:

  • the Board of the $6.3 billion Utilities Trust of Australia on its manager replacement process – the largest infrastructure portfolio to change manager in Australian history
  • Amcor on its acquisition of Bemis, and associated restructure, to create a US$17 billion packaging leader
  • NSW Electricity Networks consortium on its A$10.258 billion acquisition of the TransGrid high voltage electricity transmission network from the New South Wales Government
  • 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, Willogoleche, Canunda and Mumbida)
  • Toll Group on its $8 billion takeover by Japan Post


About Johnson Winter & Slattery

Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) is a leading independent national Australian law firm. We advise major Australian and international corporations and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes across Australia and surrounding regions. Our unique approach to resourcing means we can deliver more value to clients on their most complex legal issues with higher partner involvement from the start.  A partnership ethos of service, technical excellence and collaboration ensures the most relevant specialist expertise and experience is brought to bear on every assignment.


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