Simon is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Banking + Projects 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 is recognised by Chambers in the areas of Corporate Finance, Acquisition Finance and Project Finance.

    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 ranked for Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance, Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance and Project Finance

    Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023

    Simon was recognised in the "Hall of Fame" for Banking + Finance

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023

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


    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 2024

    Simon was ranked for Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance, Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance and Project Finance.

    Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

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


    "Simon’s expertise in banking and finance has been relied upon for delivering optimal outcomes for this business.”


    Simon was recognised in the “Hall of Fame” for Banking & Finance.

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

    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