Areas of Expertise

Construction & Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions

Simon Ralton advises principal and contractor clients on major construction, infrastructure and renewable projects.

His experience ranges from advising on, drafting and negotiating project documentation to advising clients on litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He has also advised on a number of significant construction financing and merger and acquisition transactions.

Simon has a depth of industry experience having worked on secondment to the legal teams of major players in construction, transport, road, rail and maritime industries. He has also held engineering and management roles on mining and rail projects.

What others say

"Recognised Lawyer, Construction"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
"Simon Ralton is extremely approachable, reliable and technically skilled."
Client testimonial, Legal 500 Asia Pacific
"Readily accessible, engaged and responsive, Simon is a trusted, solution focused adviser to the origination team."


Inland Rail Civil Works Southern Package

Advising Acciona in the successful joint venture engaged by Australian Rail Track Corporation under a collaborative contracting model to deliver the Inland Rail Southern Civil Works Program. The Inland Rail Southern Civil Works Program is valued at more than A$1.2 billion and involves the design and construction of approximately 306km of greenfield alignment within the Narromine to Narrabri section of Inland Rail.

Wyangala Dam Wall Raising Alliance

Advising a bidder in the tender issued by WaterNSW for raising the existing Wyangala Dam Wall to increase storage capacity and improve drought security, flood management and water reliability under an alliance contracting model.

Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 Infrastructure Works

Advising the successful joint venture of Downer EDI Works and CPB on the tender for the design and construction contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 Infrastructure Works. This stage of the project will run from Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD with an estimated contract value of A$840 million.

Yandin Wind Farm Balance of Plant

advising a tenderer under a joint venture for the balance of plant engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of a wind farm in Dandaragan WA with an estimated contract value of $200M.

I.C.M Property Services Pty. Ltd. v Lendlease Building Pty Limited

Acting for Lendlease Building, the defendant in Supreme Court of NSW Proceedings regarding a dispute concerning contract formation, contractual interpretation and payment for services performed.

Security of Payment legislation

Acting on infrastructure, building, retirement living and renewable energy related adjudications under Security of Payment legislation.