February 24, 2024
Doyle's Guide

Simon Horton, Horton Rhodes

Simon Horton, Horton Rhodes


Simon was admitted to practice in 1990 and spent 6 years working with Herbert Smith Freehills (as it is now known) in the early part of his career. He joined a small commercial CBD firm thereafter and was a founding partner of Horton Rhodes in 1996.

Simon’s experience allows him to bring a strategic approach to matters to ensure that his client’s commercial outcomes remain paramount. In addition to commercial matters Simon has also acted for clients in a variety of regulatory inquiries, Royal Commissions and white collar crime matters and investigations.

Simon has been recognised and listed in Doyles Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers – NSW 2018.

Practice Areas

Simon’s principal areas of practice are –

  • Commercial litigation;
  • Regulatory inquiries and investigations; and
  • Senior level employment contract advice.

Recent experience

  • Acted for Hancock Prospecting Pty Limited in a royalty dispute, succeeding at trial and in the High Court
  • Acting for former CEO of Citigroup Australia in proceedings brought by the ACCC alleging cartel conduct
  • Acting for former CEO of ASX Limited and Tabcorp Limited in relation to foreign bribery allegations
  • Acted for senior coal industry executive and public company director in ICAC Operations Jasper and Acacia with no adverse findings made
  • Acted for former CEO of Rexel in Australia in ACCC cartel proceedings concerning the electrical cable industry. Proceedings dismissed and ACCC ordered to pay costs
  • Acted for multiple individuals in ASIC investigations, including in relation to alleged insider trading and unconscionable conduct
  • Acting for an executive employed by AMP Limited in relation to issues arising in the Banking Royal Commission
  • Acted for BGC Partners Pty Limited in Federal Court proceedings against ICAP Pty Limited concerning alleged broker poaching
  • Acting for substantial irrigation operator in relation to prosecutions alleging breach of Water Licence conditions
  • Acted for witnesses called before the Royal Commission into Trade Unions and Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse
02 9228 0888
Level 6
66 Hunter Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Contact Email
New South Wales

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