Simon Tsapepas

Simon Tsapepas


Simon is a dynamic commercial solicitor, and he regularly appears for his clients in State and Federal jurisdictions. As a skilled and tactful negotiator, Simon is credited for his commercially sensible and intelligent approach to his clients’ matters. He regularly appears in proceeds of crime & confiscation proceedings and is a member of the Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List Users’ Group of the Supreme Court of Victoria. In acting for major banks, manufacturers, individuals, SMEs and a broad range of corporations, including ASX listed companies, Simon has developed his practice extensively in a number of legal disciplines including, but not limited to:

Corporate structures, advisory, partnerships & business succession;

Banking & finance, including lending & enforcement of securities;

Blockchain & cryptocurrency;

Shareholders’ disputes, oppression actions, and insider trading under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);

Personal and corporate insolvency and reconstruction;

Domestic and commercial building and construction disputes involving matters concerning the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 and the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002; and

Proceeds of crime law and confiscation law litigation under the Commonwealth regime, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth), and the State regime in Victoria, the Confiscation Act 1997 (Vic);

International arbitration.


Notable cases include:

AFP v Surinder Kaur [2016] VSC 423;

Guo v Commissioner of Australian Federal Police [2017] VSC 269;

Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v Wen & Ors [2017] VSC 391; and

Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v Wen & Ors (No 2) [2017] VSC 502.