Jess De Simone

Jess is focused on delivering exceptional legal services and advice for our team, coordinating the activities of the Aventuur Board, and managing governance and risk.

Jess has over 10 years of experience in Australia and the United States as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer, possessing deep knowledge of major infrastructure projects from construction, through delivery, to operations.

Prior to joining Aventuur, Jess was Senior Legal Counsel at Transurban where she was involved in acquiring infrastructure projects with an enterprise value of over $33 billion. Before moving in-house, Jess was a solicitor at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City and Clayton Utz in Melbourne. She is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia, and after passing the New York Bar in 2016, was admitted as an attorney to the New York State Bar. Jess is also the Vice President of the Australasian Surfing Lawyers Association.

Jess lives in Byron Bay and is a natural waterwoman, with a love for surfing, free diving, yoga and meditation. You can often find her cross stepping at right-hand point breaks on Australia’s East Coast.

University of Melbourne, JD | University of Sydney, BA