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Simon Leslie

Overseas Qualified Solicitor admitted in England and Wales

T   +61 2 9210 7763
E   simon.leslie@deutschmiller.com

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Simon is an overseas solicitor admitted in England and Wales.

Before moving to Australia and joining Deutsch Miller in early 2018, Simon worked in London for an international law firm where he specialised in advising start-ups, high growth companies and their investors on venture capital transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions, venture debt and general corporate advisory in the technology sector.

In 2017, Simon advised on venture capital investments totaling over US$350m representing major international VC funds including Index Ventures, Felix and Sequoia Capital, prominent UK startups such as ROLI, notonthehighstreet.com and Touch Surgery, and early stage ventures such as Kheiron Medical, Cazana and Blinkpool.

Simon has experience advising clients in a wide range of technology verticals including: FinTech, AI, HealthTech, e-commerce and gaming.

Simon loves working with early stage companies as they develop products and services that will change the way we live our lives. He aims to become his clients' trusted advisor by providing advice that is clear, timely and most of all practical.

In a previous life, Simon worked a commercial litigator involved in high profile fraud litigation, shareholder disputes and international arbitration and applies his understanding of what happens when things go wrong to ensure clients are in the best possible position to avoid disputes.


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