Simon has extensive experience advising and representing ultra-high net worth individuals, multi-national corporations, and financial institutions across a range of civil and commercial litigation and other disputes.
Simon has been listed in The Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer for 2021, 2022 and 2023 where he has been commended for his “very hands-on approach to complex litigation and good attention to detail”.
His recent notable matters include advising on the tracing and recovery of lost and stolen digital assets, acting for both claimants and defendants in high-value intellectual property disputes (including representing Bitcoin inventor, Dr Craig Wright, in defence of copyright proceedings brought by Crypto Open Patent Alliance) and acting in a range of defamation proceedings in the English, Antiguan and Norwegian Courts.
Simon also has experience enforcing arbitration awards, including ICSID awards arising out of inventing treaty disputes. In 2015, Simon advised Abu Dhabi Global Market on – and drafted the primary and secondary legislation for – the establishment of ADGM Courts. In 2011, Simon was seconded to the Royal Courts of Justice where he was assigned to Mr (now Lord) Justice Briggs as his Judicial Assistant. Simon trained at Clifford Chance before assisting Locke Lord to set up their first European office in 2012. Between 2014 and 2018, Simon was part of Shearman & Sterling’s London disputes team. He joined W Legal in August 2023 from Ontier.
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