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 proficiency in structured asset finance, including cross border tax and non-tax based leasing, secured debt financings using a combination of asset and project finance techniques, defeasance, lease securitisations, loan and lease portfolio sales and covered bond transactions. His clients in recent years have included a wide range of major financial institutions, as well as shipowners, rail companies and major aerospace corporations.
Simon read law at Cambridge University and qualified in 1989. He is cited as a leading individual in asset finance in Chambers Global 2014.