With more than 20 years' experience Simon has an unusual range of commercial and litigious experience in the aerospace industry.
Simon is Of Counsel in our Dispute Resolution Group, based in London.
His practice has concentrated on the global aerospace industry for over twenty years. He has advised on contentious and non-contentious insurance and regulatory issues for airlines, airports, ATC operators, general aviation businesses, products manufacturers and aircraft and engine MROs.
Simon focuses on contentious business for the aerospace sector bringing worldwide experience of litigation and arbitration over commercial and insurance disputes in the industry and arising from air accidents. In addition to 15 years in private practice in London, Amsterdam and New York, he has spent seven years with a major global power systems supplier where he acquired specialised knowledge in gas turbine systems and related supply contracts. He has had significant international dealings: outside Europe much of his work has concentrated on the Middle East and South Asia.
His most recent role, before joining us in 2013, related to anti-bribery and corruption compliance and he brings experience of dealing with the risks associated with the use of intermediaries in the aerospace supply chain.
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.
In addition to his law degree, he holds a Certificate in Air and Space Law from University College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots.