Head of Finance & Insolvency


Simon is the Head of the Finance & Insolvency Department. Bringing more than 30 years of legal experience to the role, he advises clients on lending and security incorporating most kinds of debt financing work including syndicated and bilateral lending, structured finance and restructuring/rescheduling of distressed debt. He also has vast experience in banking and finance regulation and related areas, and advising clients on applications for banking licences, bank mergers and acquisitions, anti-money laundering regulations and personal data protection forms a significant part of his practice.

Simon has been acknowledged as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance for many years by Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers and Chambers Asia-Pacific,including in the 2014 editions of these publications.

He has been recognised as a leading lawyer in Banking & Finance in the International Financial Law Review (2014 and 2015 editions) and has been recognised in Asialaw Leading Lawyers for “Banking” and “Restructuring & Insolvency” for 2015.

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Contact details

+852 2825 9209

Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance


  • Year Qualified



    LLB (Hons), Exeter University, England


    Member, Documentation Committee of Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA)
    Member, Anti-Money Laundering Committee, Hong Kong Law Society.


    Solicitor, England and Wales (non-practising), 1984
    Solicitor, Hong Kong, 1987