As many of his clients can attest, Mr. Ashworth is known as an imaginative thinker who develops innovative solutions and focusses his advice on helping create value for his clients and get the deal done.
Mr. Ashworth advises consortia, contractors and construction companies on a wide range of infrastructure procurement in both Australia and New Zealand. He specializes in procurement strategy and contractual drafting and negotiations, including for infrastructure projects (in particular transport and social infrastructure) and energy and resources projects. He has advised on a number of government infrastructure projects for both public and private sector clients including the Sydney Light Rail PPP, Grafton Prison PPP, Auckland Prison PPP, South Auckland (Wiri) Prison PPP, Gold Coast Light Rail PPP, Cross River Rail PPP, Sydney Growth Trains, NSW Social and Affordable Housing Fund Phase 2, Sydney Ferries Outsourcing and Australia's new Antarctic Icebreaker.
Mr. Ashworth is highly regarded in the market as one of Australia's leading practitioners and is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific (2017 – 2019), Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017 – 2019) and Best Lawyers (2015 – 2019) directories for his expertise.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Simon Ashworth