Simon is a commercial litigator who specialises in competition law.
He has acted for domestic and multinational clients, providing advice and advocacy in a number of leading Commerce Commission cartel investigations and related court proceedings. Simon is also an experienced commercial litigator with expertise in managing large, complex disputes in a broad range of fields.
Before joining Bell Gully, Simon completed an LLM in antitrust law and litigation at the University of Chicago Law School and worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, where he was a senior associate in the litigation department and a member of the firm's antitrust, competition and trade group.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 names Simon as an up and coming lawyer in competition and insurance, with sources praising his "great technical legal skills, breadth of experience and understanding of commercial realities." and his willingness to "take the time to consider issues and get to the bottom of them." The previous edition describes him as a "respected commercial litigator" and notes that a client "praises his round-the-clock availability and blend of technical skill and commercial nous, concluding: 'A safe pair of hands is really important, and we always get that with Simon'." He is also highly recommended in dispute resolution in Asia Pacific Legal 500 2014.
LLB(Hons), BA, University of Auckland
LLM, University of Chicago
1995 New Zealand
2001 England and Wales (non-practising)