Simon is a market leading strategic legal adviser to corporate trustees and agents. He has unrivalled experience advising service providers to the capital markets in relation to new issuances (from EMTNs, regulatory capital equity linked high yield and team agency through to repackagings, securitisations, supply chain finance and other ABS).
Simon also specialises in advising trustees and agents in relation to complex litigation defaults, restructurings and exercises of discretions.
Allen & Overy LLP
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LLB, Nottingham Trent Polytechnic, 1990
Law Finals, York, 1991
The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee and appellant, on its appeal to the Supreme Court concerning the rights of Lloyds Bank to redeem high-interest bonds or "ECNs" issued in 2009 to retail investors.
A major international bank as trustee on the Eurosail-UK 2007-3BL litigation in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, leading to an important judgement by the Supreme Court on the meaning of ‘balance sheet insolvency’.
Advising trustees on several attempted restructuring proposals led by Clifden on asset backed deals.
Advising Prudential Trustee Company Limited and various other bond trustees, security trustees, agents and account banks on numerous social housing bond issuances across the European debt market. Advising Citibank N.A., as senior secured notes trustee and security agent in respect of certain financial indebtedness of the Norske Skog group (a Norwegian paper conglomerate).
News & insights
Publications: 10 DECEMBER 2019
The CSSF continues to raise awareness of AML/CFT obligations to the fund industry. Following a conference addressed to registered (sub-threshold) AIFMs and internally managed non-AIFs, the CSSF published a list of common AML/CFT pitfalls.Read more
News: 04 DECEMBER 2019
Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers in connection with the offering of USD6 billion sovereign bonds by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China.Read more
News: 29 NOVEMBER 2019
Allen & Overy wins International Law Firm of the Year for the fourth consecutive year at the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2019Read more
News: 26 NOVEMBER 2019
A&O and G&E represented MUFG Securities EMEA plc on the €175 million financing.Read more