Simon is a financial services lawyer specialising in asset management. He advises fund sponsors/managers, service providers, fund boards, trustees and investors based in the UK and around the globe. Simon provides his clients with succinct and practical commercial advice. He is able to offer targeted guidance on specific matters and bring his extensive management skills to bear on more complex projects, including on a multi-jurisdictional basis.
Simon’s practice encompasses a broad range of specialist areas relating to the asset management sector, including fund establishment and closure, marketing and distribution, regulatory compliance, derivatives trading, depositary, custodian and trustee services, collateral management, investment due diligence and more. It also covers a broad range of investment funds, including alternative investment funds (AIFs) and undertakings for collective investment in securities (UCITS) (including exchange traded and fund-of-funds).
Simon’s career has seen him working in both private and in-house practice and he has acted as in-house counsel for a number of top financial institutions including The Bank of New York Mellon, Macquarie Bank, and BlackRock.
Prior to commencing his legal career, Simon attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served for five years as an Army officer, undertaking leadership roles in the UK and overseas.
|2016||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2014-2016||The Bank of New York Mellon | Legal Counsel|
|2013-2014||Permal Investment Management | Special Counsel|
|2013||BlackRock | Legal Counsel|
|2010-2011||Macquarie Funds Group | Legal Counsel|
|2007-2010||BlueBay Asset Management | Trainee Solicitor then Lawyer|
|2010||Qualified as a Solicitor|
|2006-2007||Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy LLP | Structured Finance Paralegal|
|2006-2007||SJ Berwin LLP | Derivatives Paralegal|
|2004-2005||Kirkland & Ellis International LLP | Corporate Paralegal|