Simon is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.
Experienced in commercial disputes and litigation, arising out of breach of contract, as well as shareholder and director disputes. Simon specialises in commercial disputes within the aviation sector including cross-border debt recovery, and multi-jurisdictional ownership issues, aviation contract and leasing disputes and product liability issues following accidents that involve subrogated claims for insurers.
Disputes often involve High Court litigation in England and abroad, or arbitration under London Court of International Arbitration and International Chamber of Commerce rules.
Clients include aviation manufacturers, lessors, operators and insurers, parts suppliers, charter brokers, flying clubs and aircraft owners, as well as travel and construction companies.
Recent examples of how Simon has supported clients include:
- achieving a financial settlement for the lessor of a Boeing 737 in a multi-million-dollar claim against an airline and its government guarantor following lease defaults and abandonment of the aircraft;
- securing payment of a multi-million-dollar debt to an aircraft parts company from an overseas state-owned airline through LCIA arbitration;
- successfully claiming on behalf of an overseas aircraft operator in a multi-million-dollar LCIA arbitration concerning a dispute over fractional ownership of an executive jet; and
- securing injunctive relief in the High Court for travel company director-shareholders seeking disclosure of company information, and subsequently settling the dispute.