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Simon is an asset finance lawyer based in London.
His practice covers the broad range of asset classes - ships, offshore oil and gas assets, rolling stock, aircraft and other plant and machinery. He is known for his experience in cross border tax and non-tax based leasing, as well as secured debt financings using a combination of asset and project finance techniques, securitisations and covered bond transactions. In recent years, he has been involved in a large number of major aviation and shipping loan portfolio acquisitions where his clients have included a wide range of banks and funds.
Simon read law at Cambridge University and qualified in 1989. He joined Norton Rose in 2012 from the London office of a major law firm where he had been a partner for 16 years (latterly leading their ship finance practice). He is regularly cited as a leading individual in asset finance in Chambers & Partners, with the Chambers UK 2014 edition noting the high praise he receives throughout the market and citing one client comment that "he knows exactly which points we could be commercial on and which were deal breakers".