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Simon Venus, Piper Alderman

Simon is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular interest in primary industries.

He utilises his drafting skills on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions for Australian and international private clients and SMEs as well as major Australian corporations. He has been involved in many corporate projects including business and share sales and acquisitions, equity capital raisings and due diligence investigations.

He has drafted and negotiated a broad range of commercial documentation including Government funding agreements, supply contracts, commercial collaboration and alliance agreements, service agreements and licensing and distribution arrangements.

Having spent many years as a jackaroo and overseer on large pastoral station properties, Simon has developed a keen interest in agriculture and advises agribusinesses across Australia. He also advises clients in resources and energy, advanced manufacturing, education and technology.

Simon is a national director of the Agribusiness Association of Australia and an inaugural member of the South Australian Agribusiness Council. He has been listed in the annual Best Lawyers ® list since 2013 for Agriculture and Rural Affairs and in addition, was listed in Commercial Law for 2016.