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 2015 ranks Simon for competition law, noting he continues to rise in prominence in the competition arena. He is respected by peers and clients as a "smart and able" practitioner, particularly where cartel investigations and other regulatory issues are concerned. Chambers also highlights Simon’s insurance work, with one satisfied client describing him as "sensible and practical". The directory notes Simon has a broad commercial litigation practice with a focus on insurance-related cases and is the litigation liaison partner for a number of leading insurers. 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)