Simon is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer specialising in equity capital markets. He acts for issuers, principally in connection with IPOs and secondary capital raisings on the Main Market and AIM, and has advised nominated advisers and brokers in connection with various AIM transactions. Simon regularly advises start-ups and growth companies on alternative forms of raising finance, including advising a leading fintech company in connection with its crowdfunding campaigns and several privately held companies in connection with bond offers. He also advises on public and private M&A transactions (both domestic and cross-border).
In addition, Simon advises public and private companies in connection with debt finance facilities and applicable security documentation.
As well as representing issuers coming to the market for the first time, Simon advises issuers and their boards in relation to the ongoing requirements of being a publicly quoted company, including the application of the Listing Rules, The Takeover Code and the Market Abuse Regulation. He is also the Company Secretary of an AIM-quoted company.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised in The Legal 500 2019 for Flotations (Small and Mid-Cap), M&A (Smaller Deals up to £50M), Mining and Minerals, and Oil and Gas.
Praised as a ‘tour de force’
Legal 500 2019
Recognised in The Legal 500 2017 for Flotations (Small and Mid-Cap), M&A (Smaller Deals up to £50M), and Mining and Minerals.
|2018||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2016 - 2018||Kerman & Co | Partner|
|2013 - 2016||Lester Aldridge | Partner|
|2011 - 2013||The Khan Partnership | Partnership|
|2007 - 2010||Faegre & Benson (now Faegre Baker Daniels) | Associate|
|2004 - 2007||Teacher Stern | Associate|
|2003- 2004||Duane Morris | Associate|
|2002 - 2003||Atlantic Law | Trainee then Associate|
|2002||Qualified as a Solicitor|