Mr Simon Johnson > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
LEVEL 17
8 CHIFLEY, 8-12 CHIFLEY SQUARE
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
Australia

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Described in the 2016 edition of the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide as a “superb lawyer, very pragmatic and smart, who always seeks the best results for his clients”, Simon is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer, specialising in the technology and financial services sectors. He also assists clients navigate their way through regulatory and investigations matters. Simon has 20 years’ experience in conducting commercial litigation and strategic dispute resolution for major corporates and financial institutions. Admired for his strategic insight and commercial acumen, Simon helps businesses manage disputes arising out of corporate acquisitions; fraud investigations and subsequent litigation; joint venture and shareholder disputes; initiating and defending claims for urgent injunctive relief; contract and supplier disputes; and a range of property related litigation.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Regulatory compliance and investigations

At Corrs Chambers Westgarth, the anti-bribery and corruption and financial services regulation departments assist clients on a broad range of state and federal government inquiries, regulatory investigations, white-collar prosecutions and Royal Commissions. Forming the client roster are the big four banks, international accounting firms, global corporations in addition to state and government entities. Team heads Mark Wilks and Simon Johnson are based in Sydney while the Melbourne office has been bolstered by the arrivals of the ‘outstanding‘  Craig Phillips and Abigail Gill from Patrick & Associates and BHP respectively. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia recently appointed the group to conduct a review of Part A of its Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Programme.