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Simon has nearly 20 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, working in range of legal roles in the private and public sectors. His focus is on providing legal advice and support that help to add value to clients’ businesses. Simon provides sound, understandable and relevant advice and support. He works collaboratively with clients and their other advisers to help clients to achieve their goals.
Simon assists with clients in a broad range of businesses. He prepares, reviews & helps to negotiate commercial contracts, assists clients to buy & sell businesses and to raise capital, and helps clients to understand how the law can be used to achieve commercial solutions. Simon has extensive experience advising financial service providers on complying with their obligations and on implementing related commercial arrangements.
Prior to Cygnus Law Simon worked for corporate & commercial law teams at the law firms Kensington Swan (Auckland) and Herbert Smith (London), and as in-house lawyer at Transfield Services (now Ventia) and Beca Group. Simon worked as a senior solicitor at New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority where his role included advising on the development & implementation of updated financial markets (securities) law, advising on the use of regulatory powers and engaging with market participants.
- 2008: Admitted to the roll of solicitors of the Supreme Court of England & Wales (non-practising)
- 2003: Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
- 2002: Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Auckland
- 1994: Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), University of Auckland
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