Simon is the director of Cygnus Law. Simon is passionate about providing legal advice that helps to add value to his clients’ businesses. He has 15 years experience providing legal advice to businesses, both in law firms and as an in-house lawyer in the private and public sectors. Simon provides sound, understandable and relevant advice that will help to support your business. He is positive, practical and approachable. He will work collaboratively with you, your team and your other advisers to help you to achieve your goals.
Simon was previously a senior solicitor at New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority, where his role included advising on the development and implementation of new financial markets (securities) law, assessing applications for licences, advising on the use of regulatory powers and engaging with market participants, including financial advisers, brokers, licence applicants and issuers. Prior to the FMA 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 named Broadspectrum) and Beca Group in Auckland.