Simon Watson


Direct line: 031 536 8530

Cell number: 082 558 3683

Simon is a Partner in the Commercial Team.

Simon is qualified as both a South African and an Australian lawyer.

With a background in Corporate and Tax Law, Simon advises on a wide range of commercial matters relevant to KwaZulu Natal industries including chemical manufacturing, transportation, sugar, animal feed and commercial property.

Simon has acted in a number of private capital and disposal of business transactions both on the sell-side and buy-side.

Simon also has extensive experience in dispute resolution processes and the KwaZulu Natal High Courts. He is accordingly able to provide practical advice on and assist with the resolution of contractual issues through arbitration or litigation.

Simon has authored significant publications for LexisNexis including a Practical Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions in South Africa and a Practical Guide to Trusts.

His publications, diligence and technical skills coupled with his commercial approach to legal matters mean that he is highly regarded by clients and peers alike.

Recent transactions include:

  • Acting for a company listed on the FTSE250 in the disposal of its South African manufacturing business.
  • Acting for a major shareholder of a South African shipping business in the disposal of its equity forming part of a deal valued over R1 Billion.
  • Conducting a due diligence investigation on toll road concessions for a major private investor.

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Simon Watson


Direct line:
031 536 8530

Cell number
082 558 3683