Simon is head of financial services knowledge – global, based in London. He focuses on both knowledge management and financial services and markets regulation. He has a degree in law and a master’s degree in business law.
Before joining the practice in January 2006, Simon worked for several years in the funds and financial services team of another city practice.
Simon has led a number of knowledge initiatives whilst at Norton Rose Fulbright including the consumer credit e-learning academy, our highly regarded blog, Financial Services: Regulation tomorrow (which includes coverage of regulatory developments in the EU/UK, US, Canada, Australia, Asia and Africa) and our online technical resources Pegasus, Phoenix, AIFMD expert and Banking Reform. In addition, Simon has designed and implemented various training programs both internally and externally to clients and also for a regulator. He has also designed and authored specific regulatory updates for clients.
Since 2007 Simon has had a fortnightly regulatory column in the Financial Times’ Financial Adviser Magazine. Since 2008 he has written the financial regulation update that appears in Butterworth’s Journal of International Business and Financial Law.
He was the co-author of the commodity derivatives chapter in A Practitioner’s Guide to MiFID and has authored the chapter “Moves towards a common regulatory framework for financial services in the EU” in the textbook Managing records in global financial markets (part of the Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives series). More recently Simon has helped edit A Practitioner’s Guide to MiFID II and co-authored the introduction and the chapter on third country firms.
More recently Simon is a consultant editor to A Practitioner's Guide to Individual Conduct and Accountability in Financial Services Firms. He also co-authored the introduction which discusses the background to the senior managers’ regime and the chapters on non-executive directors and UK branches of overseas banks.
He has written numerous articles for a wide range of publications and has authored various Compliance Officer Bulletins covering a diverse range of regulatory topics including: the European Supervisory Structure, the Banking Reform Act 2013, the MiFID Review, MiFID II, the Money Laundering Regulations 2007. Most recently Simon has co-authored the October 2016 Compliance Officer Bulletin, Fintech: Analysing the changing nature of financial services.