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Simon De Young
Simon De Young
Baker & McKenzie

+ 61 3 9617 4370

Simon De Young, a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Melbourne office, has extensive experience in private equity, public and private treaty M&A and equity capital markets transactions. He is a member of the Firm's Global Health, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology team, and has practiced in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Practice Focus

Simon frequently advises leading private equity firms and multinational companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reconstructions and joint ventures. He also advises clients on general corporate and securities matters throughout Australia and Asia. Simon's industry experience covers a number of sectors, including health, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage and agribusiness.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising on market leading domestic and cross-border acquisitions and disposals.
  • Advising on major mergers, including by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • Acting for leading private equity firms on major Australian public to private bids and exits, including by way of dual track sale processes.
  • Acting on a broad range of capital raising transactions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Australian Venture Capital Association
  • Law Institute of Victoria


England & Wales~United Kingdom (2004)
Victoria~Australia (1999)


Melbourne University  (LL.B. Honors) (1997)
Melbourne University  (B.A.) (1997)

Baker & McKenzie, an Australian Partnership, is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.
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We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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