Managing Partner

Clyde & Co Hong Kong

Simon is the Managing Partner of Clyde & Co Hong Kong, and is a member of the regional Asia Pacific Management Board. He practises principally in the areas of financial lines insurance, insolvency and commercial litigation. Simon has extensive expertise in acting for financial institutions, their directors and senior management and professionals in financial insurance, insolvency and litigation; which includes their cyber, regulatory investigations and employment needs. Simon has a high profile in financial lines insurance, particularly in trade-credit cover, directors and officers claims, financial institutions blanket bond cover, professional indemnity and fraud cases. He regularly acts in cyber attacks, incident response, and breach coach roles. His practice extends across the Asia Pacific region. Apart from shareholders disputes, fraud, accounting irregularities and bribery/corruption, Simon’s financial institutions practice incorporates regulatory investigations. He currently acts for a number of financial and securities industry clients in confidential regulatory matters in Hong Kong and regionally. Simon’s employment practice is employer orientated and often involves contentious, complex matters in the Hong Kong Courts relating to team moves, senior management issues, breaches of duty, confidentiality, and restrictive covenant enforcement. It also extends to corporate restructuring, redundancy, employment contract and company policies. Simon is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 (and has been for over a decade) in Band 1 for contentious insurance lawyer. Simon has retained his ‘Hall of Fame’ ranking for insurance in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 Guide, and has been ranked as a leading insurance practitioner in this category for over 10 years. He is also ranked in Who’s Who Legal Insurance 2020, and in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Hong Kong 2020, and recommended in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 Dispute Resolution: Litigation, as the head of a ‘clear thinking’ Litigation team.