Simon is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Banking and Infrastructure group.

He specialises in corporate facilities, LBOs and acquisition financings (including private equity transactions), property and construction financings, project financing, restructurings and workouts, capital markets and derivatives.

Simon is consistently recognised as a leading banking and infrastructure lawyer in numerous international publications including Best Lawyers, Chambers, and Legal 500. He was ranked in the most recent edition of Chambers in the first tier of Corporate Finance and Acquisition Finance lawyers.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney. He is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He is also admitted to practice in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

Simon was named as “Lawyer of the Year” for Leveraged Buyouts.


Simon was recognised in the areas of Asset Finance Law, Banking & Finance Law, Construction/Infrastructure Law, Distressed Investing and Debt Trading, Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Leveraged Buyouts, Private Equity Law, Project Finance & Development Practice, Structured Finance Law.

Best Lawyers 2021

Simon was ranked Band 1 for Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance, and he is also ranked for Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance and Project Finance.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

Simon was ranked as a Leading Lawyer in the Banking & Finance category. He was also recognised by the guide for Project Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Real Estate.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

Simon was named 'Lawyer of the Year - Banking + Finance - Australia'.

Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2019

Simon was named 'Lawyer of the Year' for Banking and Finance Law.

Best Lawyers 2019

Simon was ranked in Band 1 for Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance and he is also ranked for Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance.

Chambers Global 2019

Simon was named Lawyer of the Year for Distressed Investing and Debt Trading (Melbourne).

Best Lawyers 2018

Simon was named 'Lawyer of the Year' for Private Equity Law.

Best Lawyers 2017

Simon was recognised as a Leading Lawyer for Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution & Litigation and Restructuring & Insolvency.

Asialaw 2018