Simon Johnson

Partner. Sydney.

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Simon Johnson

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.

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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.

“Provides superior advice and is an outstanding strategist” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
Simon Johnson

Simon's Expertise

  • eBay Acting for eBay in proceedings alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty against a former senior executive of Ebay
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Acted for HPE in numerous significant and strategically important matters over many years.
  • Hewlett Packard Financial Services Acted for HPFS in a multimillion dollar dispute with one of its former contractors in the computer re-selling market.
  • Financial Institution Acted for an ASX listed entity in a wide-ranging investigation, involving the regulators, arising from a series of allegations and complaints made by a whistleblower.
  • AIG Acted for AIG in a very large confidential warranty and indemnity insurance litigation.
  • Kordia Solutions Acted for Kordia in its $150 million dispute with Nokia Siemens in relation to the services performed by Kordia for NSN on the Vodafone mobile network.
  • Financial Institution Acted for this “Big 4” bank in a long-running dispute with one of its contractors.
  • Dr Clark Acted for Dr Anne Clark in 8 years of litigation which culminated in the successful High Court appeal judgment of Clark v Macourt (2013) which is now a leading authority on assessment of damages and mitigation principles.

Simon's Leadership

  • International Bar Association Member
  • Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association Member

What others say

  • “Leading Lawyer - Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Dispute Resolution” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2018
  • “Best Lawyer – Alternative Dispute Resolution” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2018
  • “Superb lawyer, very pragmatic and smart, who always seeks the best results for his clients. Is also noted for his strategic insight and straightforward, approachable and friendly manner.” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2016
  • “Prompt, excellent service and superior advice” Chambers Global Guide, 2016
  • “Great knowledge and commercial acumen, who provides superior advice and is an outstanding strategist” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “Highly Recommended – Dispute Resolution” Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015
  • “He led the investigations and interviews with key witnesses with professionalism, efficiency and tact and was very responsive and service-oriented.” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2018

Simon's Thinking