Simon is an experienced banking and finance (particularly asset and project finance) lawyer with significant expertise in the aviation, marine and shipping sectors gained while working in the UK, Europe and Asia. During his career, he has advised on a wide range of transportation projects for sponsors, financiers, charterers, regulators and other stakeholders at all stages of the commercial and operative life of the asset/project.
Specifically Simon is able to advise on the initial procurement process, ongoing facility/project management, operational, compliance and reporting issues, re-financings and re-structurings, default and enforcement processes. Most recently he has advised on a variety of non-traditional asset finance models along with European vessel arrests and restructuring arrangements.
Simon also has international and domestic expertise in the other transport sectors including rail and aviation, advising financial institutions and other parties on a wide range of financial transactions.
In addition to being qualified in England & Wales, Simon is also a solicitor and (non-practising) notary public in Scotland. He is also qualified to practise and advise on Kiribati law and also authorised to provide legal advice on Tuvalu law.
Simon offered insightful, extremely well considered and professional advice which enabled us conclude the contracts with excellent terms. The support and often innovative lateral thinking of Simon got us the result we needed and we would wholeheartedly recommend him to any other party needing legal advice.
CEO, CFS Aeroproducts Ltd
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recommended by the Legal 500 2018 for Aviation
Legal 500 2018
Member of the British Marine Federation
Liveryman at the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights
Mentor London School of Economics Hong Kong Association Entrepreneurial competition 2014
|2015||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2011||Office of The President, Republic of Kiribati | Government Approved Legal Adviser|
|2010||Office of The Attorney General of Tuvalu | Government Approved Legal Adviser|
|2009-2015||Thomas Cooper LLP (London) | Partner|
|2008-2009||Barclays Bank PLC (UK) | Senior Legal Counsel|
|2006-2008||Clifford Chance (Hong Kong) | Senior Associate|
|2005-2006||Norton Rose LLP (Hong Kong) | Senior Associate|
|2002-2005||Mayer Brown JSM (Hong Kong) | Associate|
|1998-2002||Linklaters LLP (London) | Associate|
|1998||Qualified as a Solicitor|
|1996-1998||Tods Murray LLP (Edinburgh) | Trainee Solicitor|