Senior Associate, King & Spalding
Simon resolves international commercial disputes under international and municipal laws. He has particular expertise in international arbitration, including deep experience in the key facets of art law, including commercial transactions, intellectual property, tax, and private and public international law. Simon is a member of the International Bar Association’s Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee, as well of the LCIA Users’ Councils.
Simon's practice is evenly balanced between commercial and investment treaty arbitration. He has acted in disputes under all the major arbitral rules, including in over 20 commercial arbitrations. Those disputes have concerned disputed ownership of high value luxury assets, breach of contract, financing and guarantees, trusts, and trademark infringement. He also has extensive experience handling commercial disputes involving States or State entities. Simon was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.
He is a thought-leader in the field of international arbitration and commercial disputes. His publications have appeared in, amongst others, Arbitration International, Transnational Dispute Management, and European Investment Law and Arbitration Review. Additionally, Simon has previously taught graduate courses on arbitration at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Middlesex.
He is also a past Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Young Members Group.
Simon was educated at the University of Law, London (LL.B, 2009) and the University of Cambridge (B.A., 2006). In addition to his native English, he is proficient in Portuguese, and reads French and Spanish.