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Business Crime & Investigations

Expertise

Simon is an established business crime specialist who combines modern and dynamic problem-solving with an approachable manner to his clients.

Simon operates the full range of business crime-related matters, including:

  • Corporate and Individual fraud
  • Competition Law
  • Bribery
  • Money-laundering
  • Criminal Tax Investigations
  • FCA Regulation
  • Internal Investigations

Simon Advises

Simon receives instructions from corporates, individuals and politically sensitive and high net worth figures both domestically and abroad.

Experience Highlights

  • Conducting a full internal investigation for suspected director fraud in a large multi-national company.
  • Instructed in one of the most complex criminal tax investigations conducted by HMRC, concerning a high-profile accountant to celebrities.
  • Representing a member of a UAE royal family in a politically sensitive private prosecution matter.
  • Instructed in a Russian oligarch related fraud matter where billions were alleged to have been siphoned away.
  • Forming precedent for application of criminal fraud definitions to those in positions of power of attorney.
  • Advising a group of prominent hedge fund managers on FCA compliance on a transaction by transaction basis.
  • Instructed in one of the largest civil cartel related competition matters to date for a national timber conglomerate.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Birketts LLP
  • Blackfords LLP
  • Shaw Graham Kersh Solicitors

Education

  • Inns of Court School of Law; BVC
  • City University; GDL
  • Queen Mary, University of London; Politics BA (Hons)