Simon principally focusses on international and domestic asset finance work, structured financings and portfolio acquisitions/disposals, across many asset classes (including rail, shipping, aircraft and industrial plant and machinery). As a finance partner, he has also conducted a range of other general and/or structured finance work from time to time. Simon works for a wide range of clients and on all sides of the table in these transactions – including lender, lessor, lessee, seller, buyer, government and equity investors including for  example  SMBC, Natwest , Socgen, Equitix, the Department of Transport and DCC Welsh Water. 

  • acting for SMBC and Equitix on the £1 billion procurement and financing of Bombardier trains for Crossrail
  • acting for DfT on the financing of the East Coast phase of the £7 billion Project IEP procurement
  • acting for a European bank on its acquisition of a US$600 million aircraft loan portfolio
  • acting for a bidder on its proposed acquisition of an FPSO portfolio
  • 1992 - 1993: Lancaster Gate College of Law - LSF
  • 1991 - 1992: Lancaster Gate College of Law - CPE
  • 1989 - 1991: Peterhouse, Cambridge - B.A.(Hons) Exhibit, M.A. - Classics
  • 1984 - 1989: Shrewsbury School
  • Legal 500 2022 Hall of Fame for Transport & Leasing