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Simon is a partner in the Transportation Industry Group at Reed Smith. Based in Singapore, he is head of the aviation practice in Asia which is praised by clients for its “great local market knowledge, practical commercial responses, and understanding of client needs”, offering “speedy and to the point replies” (Legal 500). Clients highlight that “the experience with them has been fantastic – they are extremely responsive, diligent and thorough” (Chambers & Partners).

Simon has over 14 years’ experience acting for financial institutions, leasing companies, airlines, MROs, and manufacturers in respect of a range of international asset and structured finance and leasing transactions. He is recognized by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, with clients commenting that Simon stands out for his “availability in cross-border transactions” and for providing “sensible and commercial advice” (Legal 500). Clients are impressed by his “knowledge of the industry, expertise in aircraft finance, and his ability to apply that knowledge, expertise, and good business sense to give clients well thought out advice for atypical scenarios”. Clients highlight that “he has a great ability to understand clients’ needs, and he is efficient and extremely responsive” (Chambers & Partners).


  • College of Law, 2005, LPC
  • Brunel University, 2004, LL.B.

  • England and Wales

  • England and Wales

  • ISTAT 

  • English

Awards & Recognition

  • Airline Economics 40 under 40 – 2020 
  • Aviation Law Firm of the Year (Singapore) 2018 – Asian Legal Business Awards.