JWS to welcome project finance specialist to partnership

Simon Irvine will join the Sydney office after a 12-year stint with Ashurst

JWS to welcome project finance specialist to partnership
Simon Irvine

Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) is set to welcome project finance specialist Simon Irvine to the partnership next week.

Irvine will join the firm’s Sydney office on Monday. He moves from Ashurst, where he was a partner for 12 years.

JWS managing partner Jeremy Davis said that the firm was pleased to have Irvine on board, describing him as “a leading project finance lawyer with a strong reputation in the market.”

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 “Simon’s appointment will deepen our finance offering and position us to win more project work, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, real estate and energy and resources,” Davis said.

Irvine brings more than 25 years’ experience advising on development of major projects in Australia and internationally. He specialises in all commercial aspects of project developments, with a particular focus on major project funding process.

He assists clients with financing transactions covering the full lifecycle of project developments, complex multi-sourced financing, restructuring of distressed projects, and numerous deals involving innovative government financing support. He also deals with a wide array of transactions affecting the infrastructure, real estate, and energy and resources sectors.

Irvine’s clients include sponsors, public sector entities, lenders, developers, export credit agencies, and multilateral lending firms across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to his tenure with Ashurst, he worked with Clayton Utz for over two years.

According to JWS, Irvine will be the fourth partner to join the firm this year following the recent lateral hires of tax partners Matthew Shanahan and Annemarie Wilmore and of TMT partner Helen Clarke.

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