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Simon Ly

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Ly is a corporate and transactional lawyer with a focus on technology, outsourcing and intellectual property (IP).He advises on a broad range of technology transactions, including procurement, implementation and IP licensing and commercialisation. Mr. Ly also advises on regulatory issues in the privacy sector.

Mr. Ly joined K&L Gates as a graduate in 2015 and has completed rotations in the Corporate M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency groups.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Ly worked as an analyst in the corporate and asset finance team at Macquarie Group during his studies at university. Mr. Ly has also completed internships in a "Big Four" professional services firm within its Tax and Legal team and at another global law firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Advising a leading Australian energy retailer on its long-term large outsourcing project involving its retail billing platform and associated deliverables. This included renegotiating various aspects of that agreement, providing ongoing advice and negotiating a new BPO agreement. 
  • Advising an ASX Top 50 listed company on a major transformation project. After the decision to shut down that project, advising in relation to the implications of that decision and negotiating and providing advice on the relevant individual agreements.
  • Advising a leading Australian university for the outsourcing of its network arrangements.
  • Advising a leading Australian university in relation to its services agreement for medical trials with a private American university.
  • Advising various clients dealing with the regulation of privacy, including the drafting of privacy policies and collection statements.
  • Advising Wabtec Corporation in a series of private acquisitions of Australian-based companies operating in the rail industry and technology space.
  • Advising the administrators of the Australian operations of a global retail company.