Overview

Simon's clients commend his faultless professionalism, observing that his diligence is beyond reproach.

Simon is a partner in our international corporate group. Based in London, Simon advises on a wide range of public and private M&A transactions and equity capital markets transactions. Simon is an expert on public takeovers, with an intimate knowledge of the UK's Takeover Code and has advised numerous clients in a variety of sectors over the years on both hostile and recommended deals.

He also advises both corporates and financial advisers on a wide range of general corporate, company law and regulatory matters across the financial services, technology, life sciences and media sectors.

Simon is consistently ranked as a leading individual for Corporate Finance work by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. He joined us in 2006.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Simon Allport is – "highly regarded for his takeover expertise". Clients say "When we need something complex done, we'd always turn to Simon."

    Chambers 2018
  2. Simon Allport is a "really good lawyer" who is "one of the best experts on the Takeover Panel in the UK." One source notes: "He really likes to get stuck in. He works very hard and provides a good service for his clients."

    Chambers 2015
  3. "The 'highly competent' Simon Allport adds value to transactions by ensuring his advice is targeted towards the specific needs of his clients, according to sources. He heads up the public securities group at Bird & Bird and is noted as 'very quick at turning things around.' Recent highlights include advising Evolution Group on its £233m acquisition by Investec. He has over 20 years of experience and is also widely regarded as an expert on the UK's Takeover Code."

    Chambers UK 2013