Simon is a partner in the Banking and Finance practice with a particular focus on real estate finance.
He advises on investment and development finance, structured finance, refinancing, restructuring, mezzanine finance, preferred equity financings, loan sales and purchases, intercreditor issues and "loan to own" scenarios. He has a wealth of experience acting for both funders and borrowers on a wide range of domestic and international real estate finance transactions covering asset classes including office, retail, residential, logistics, hotels, care homes, student accommodation and shopping centres.
Simon has focused exclusively on real estate finance for almost 20 years and is a "ranked individual" in Chambers and a "leading individual" for Property Finance in Legal 500. He is described as a "calm, commercial, efficient and smart lawyer" in Chambers 2018.
He has recently acted for clients including Castleforge, Chenavari, Cheyne Capital, Ellandi, Harrison Street Real Estate, HSBC, ICG-Longbow, International Hotel Group, McArthurGlen, Raven Russia and RBS.
Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2000