Simon’s experience as a commercial lawyer spans over 25 years.

His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate transactions in the mid-market with particular emphasis on the technology sector.

In the technology sector, Simon has extensive experience in:

  • tender agreements for the provision of IT services to both the government and the private sectors;
  • agreements for the development and deployment of software;
  • software support and maintenance agreements;
  • IT development and integration agreements;
  • IT vendor access agreements;
  • e-platform agreements; and
  • software escrow agreements and software licensing agreements.


  • IT procurement projects including the provision of IT services to government, engagement of third-party IT vendors by an IT provider, and procurement of IT hardware and software from IT providers;
  • negotiating and advising on the sale of 50% of an IT company operating in the health sector valued at $32.5m, and the subsequent integration of the acquirer with the continuing shareholders;
  • negotiating and advising on a partial sale of an artificial reproductive technology business to a publicly listed company at an initial value of $22.5m;
  • negotiating and advising on the sale of a process engineering business (oil and gas) with operations in Australia and the UAE, at a combined value of approximately $85m;
  • providing legal advice (IP, privacy, My Health Record and general structuring advice) on matters relating to the creation and operation of certain e-health platforms;
  • providing advice to directors regarding the restructuring of a $300m high-tech machine tools business; and
  • providing documentation and advice in relation to an e-insurance platform.

Professional Recognition

  • Finalist – Commercial Team of the Year, Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2023


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Tasmania

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practise

  • Victoria
  • Tasmania
  • All federal jurisdictions

“I strive at all times to be commercially aware, knowledgeable and committed to achieving the very best outcomes for my clients.”