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Simon is a partner and national head of the corporate team. He qualified in 1992 and joined the firm as a partner in 2004, having previously been a partner at another leading UK law firm. Simon advises corporates and their owners on all their company and business law requirements.
His focus is on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, management buy outs, reorganisations and shareholders' agreements. He works for businesses active in the UK and internationally and regularly advises on multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects for clients looking to enter the UK market through investment or acquisition. He has a special interest in supporting businesses involved in technology and education.
Simon is one of the firm’s representatives for the European Law Group, a non-exclusive association of law firms practising throughout Europe.
He is recognised as a notable practitioner in the latest edition of The Legal 500 which describes him as 'a standout individual - a true trusted adviser' and also notes that Simon and the corporate team in Guildford are 'excellent all-round deal lawyers'. Chambers UK ranks Simon in band 1 and says that 'his strengths are his personality and communication skills'.