Quality and consistency through collaboration

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to announce Simon Lewis has joined the firm’s Projects & Government Commercial team as a Partner.

Simon is an experienced corporate and commercial adviser with a focus on government and insurance clients. Simon commenced his career in private practice and has over 20 years’ experience working with public and private sector clients on transaction and advisory engagements, in Australia and the UK.

Simon was most recently a Senior Executive Lawyer at Australian Government Solicitor within the Attorney-General’s Department, advising Commonwealth agencies and corporate entities on significant projects, procurements and governance matters. As an adviser and a senior official, Simon developed a detailed understanding of the inner workings of government.

National Practice Group Leader for Projects & Government Commercial, Paul Tobin said, “Simon’s appointment creates significant opportunity to strengthen our relationships with Commonwealth and NSW State government as well as to leverage his considerable commercial and insurance expertise to support client demand in these areas. Simon brings highly relevant skills and experience, complementing our existing practice, and we’re very pleased to welcome him to Sparke Helmore.”

“It felt like the right time to return to private practice after a rewarding period of Commonwealth service during a time of significant policy change.  Sparke Helmore stood out for me, with its strong reputation in government, leading insurance practice and emphasis on client service. I am looking forward to working closely with members of the national Projects & Government Commercial team to serve the growing needs of government and further develop the practice”, said Simon.

Simon will be based in our Sydney office.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover six key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Property Environment & Finance, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 850 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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