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Simon Roberts

Partner

London

Roberts Simon
Simon Roberts

Partner

London

Simon has broad financing practice, acting for both borrowers and financial institutions. He has wide experience of domestic and international financing transactions. He has particular experience in corporate lending and real estate finance.

“A ‘very pragmatic’ practitioner who ‘knows the market inside out’ and has a ‘very good understanding of banks’ commercial needs.’” Chambers & Partners UK 2016 – Banking & Finance. Ranked as a leading lawyer (Band 1)

Sources attest: ‘He's unflappable in many respects and when the client is close to a breaking point he stands with you in a collaborative stance, conveys his rationale and justifies the client's reasoning to other parties in a transaction.’” Chambers & Partners UK 2016 – Real Estate Finance. Ranked as a leading lawyer (Band 2)

“One client describes key banking partner Simon Roberts ‘as one of the best lawyers in the market.’ Interviewees affirm that he brings a ‘commercial and friendly’ approach to his dealings with clients and is ‘proactive in finding solutions’.” Chambers & Partners UK 2015

As part of “one of Europe's most capable property finance practices, the 'commercially astute' Simon Roberts is 'first class'. An 'exceptional lawyer'..." Legal 500 2015

News & insights

A bird's eye view of solar panels

News: 03 JUNE 2020

A&O advises on world's first ESG-linked loan for a bank

Allen & Overy and Gedik & Eraksoy have advised Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of America as arrangers of an ESG-linked syndicated loan facility for Turkey’s Garanti BBVA.   

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News: 02 JUNE 2020

Allen & Overy advises lenders for Israel’s largest desalination plant – the largest of its type in the world

Allen & Overy has advised the lenders to the successful bidder for Israel’s largest desalination plant – the largest of its type in the world. The 25-year contract to design, finance, construct,…

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News: 02 JUNE 2020

Success for A&O in the TXF Perfect 10 awards

Allen & Overy has picked up a pair of trophies at the TXF Perfect 10 awards, which took place in a virtual ceremony on 29 May. Both of the successes came in the trade and commodity finance category,…

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Publications: 26 MARCH 2020

Real estate and Covid-19: the questions we are being asked in England

This note discusses a number of issues and queries that are arising in the commercial real estate investing and lending markets in England as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1993

Academic

LLB, University of Bristol, 1989