With more than 25 years' experience Simon has an unusual range of commercial and litigious experience in the aerospace industry.
Simon is Of Counsel in our Aviation and Aerospace practice, based in London.
His practice has concentrated on the global aerospace industry for over 25 years. He advises on business involving all parts of the aerospace sector and has worldwide experience of commercial, regulatory and insurance disputes in the industry and arising from air accidents. He regularly advises on international, European and domestic technical and economic regulation affecting the aviation and aerospace sector including the use of unmanned aerial systems.
In addition to 20 years in private practice in London, Amsterdam and New York, he spent seven years with Rolls-Royce where he specialised in aerospace gas turbine supply contracts. He has experience in all parts of the supply chain from the component supplier to the airframer, and in their dealings with the operator and aftermarket service providers including maintenance repair and overhaul. He has a particular interest in risk-transfer programmes for aftermarket services.
He has spoken at numerous conferences and is a lecturer on the Donau-Universitat Krems Aviation MBA programme and was a former Honorary Legal Adviser to the United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee.
He holds a 2:1 law degree from King's College London and a Certificate in Air and Space Law from University College London. He holds EASA and Australian pilot's licences. He is a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Freeman of, and Honorary Solicitor to, the Honourable Company of Air Pilots.