Simon Venus



Simon is a respected corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive expertise on a broad range of transactional and advisory matters.

He acts for Australian and international corporations, fund managers, high net worth family offices and private clients.

He has been involved in many corporate projects including asset and share sales and acquisitions, equity capital raisings and diligence investigations.

He has drafted and negotiated a broad range of commercial documentation including Government funding agreements, supply contracts, commercial collaboration and alliance agreements, service agreements and licensing and distribution arrangements.

Having spent many years as a jackaroo and overseer on large pastoral station properties, Simon has developed a keen interest in agriculture and advises domestic and international agribusinesses on transactions across Australia. He also advises clients in not-for-profit, advanced manufacturing, energy and resources and education.



“We could not have received better legal advice and support than what we received from Simon and his team from Piper Alderman.  They were available day and night, replying to all requests and queries in the timeliest of manners and allowed us to progress with confidence and surety of our position at all times.”
Client Testimony: Tourism Company – Chairman


  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Agriculture and Rural Affairs “Lawyer of the Year” (Adelaide, AU) – 2021 edition
  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Commercial Law “Lawyer of the Year” (Adelaide, AU) – 2018 edition
  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Adelaide, AU) – Since 2012 edition
  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Commercial Law (Adelaide, AU) – Since 2017 edition
  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Corporate Law (Adelaide, AU) – Since 2018 edition
  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Adelaide, AU) – Since 2018 edition
  • Doyle’s Guide – Leading Agribusiness LawyersSouth Australia, 2016 to 2023
  • Doyle’s Guide – Leading Commercial Lawyers – South Australia, 2016 to 2023
  • Doyle’s Guide – Leading Corporate LawyersSouth Australia, 2017 to 2023

Case Studies:


  • Director, Rural Business Support (incorporating Rural Financial Counselling Service SA/NT)
  • Trustee, University College London Australia Gift Fund
  • Trustee, Michell Bequest Foundation (University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences)
  • Inaugural Member, The University of Adelaide Business School, Agribusiness Advisory Board
  • Member, PIRSA Women Influencing Agribusiness and Regions Reference Group
  • Member, Agribusiness Australia Ltd
  • Member, International Wine Law Association (Australasian Section)
  • Member, Rural Media South Australia

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