Simon’s practice covers all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, including banking and financial services, insurance, civil fraud, professional negligence and shipping. Since taking silk in 2015, he “has established himself in silk as a skilled advocate in banking and general commercial disputes” (Chambers & Partners, 2020), and is listed in the legal guides as a leading silk in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, banking and financial services, energy and shipping. He has appeared in a wide variety of cases in the High Court in London, in offshore litigation and in arbitration.
He is currently acting in a range of heavy commercial disputes, among which are the group action Ingenious Litigation, Recovery Services v Rukhadze (dealing with profits made from recovering the assets of Badri Patarkatsishvili) and the long-running dispute in the BVI in Renova v Emmerson.
Simon is currently involved in various disputes in the High Court in London and in arbitration, including the Ingenious Litigation – a large-scale piece of litigation dealing with disputes about a series of film investment schemes – and Recovery Services v Rukhadze (dealing with profits made from recovering the assets of Badri Patarkatsishvili following a claim for breach of fiduciary duty). He also continues to act for the Bank of St Petersburg in their long-running dispute with Vitaly Arkhangelsky. His recent offshore work has included a long running dispute in the BVI between Russian oligarchs relating to a joint venture concerning electricity generation and distribution (Renova Industries v Emmerson).
Other high profile cases have included The Ocean Victory in the Supreme Court, the multi-billion dollar DeutscheBank v Sebastian Holdings dispute, the Fiona Trust v Privalov fraud case, the Masri litigation and the Buncefield trial.
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