20 7353 6381 for a confidential discussion. Our professional clerking staff can help you identify the right barrister for your case. He has been involved in major financial services cases in recent years, including the LIBOR manipulation cases of Graiseley Properties Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc in the Court of Appeal, and Hockin v Royal Bank of Hermes forex review in the High Court.
Having been seconded to both the Financial Services Authority and the Pensions Regulator, Simon has acted for individuals in complex regulatory cases, including those brought by international banking regulators. An ongoing, multiple hundred million pound dispute, between a real estate investment company and a major commercial bank. Issues include the consequences of alleged LIBOR manipulation. Macdonald Hotels Limited v Bank of Scotland: a very high-value, Financial List banking dispute involving allegations of breach of a shareholders’ agreement. Desiman Ltd v BOS, HBOS and Lloyds Bank: a significant banking matter involving issues of mis-selling, LIBOR misrepresentation, appointment of administrative receivers and bad faith.
Atwal v Bank of Scotland: an ongoing High Court interest rate hedging dispute. FOREX investigation: acting for individuals under investigation by global regulators in relation to Forex matters. Acting for a major international law firm conducting a s. 166 FSMA Skilled Person’s review into the mis-selling of IRHPs and consequential losses. In 2012 Simon was seconded to the General Counsel’s Division of the Financial Services Authority, providing advice on a range of matters, and drafting sections of the FSA Handbook, in particular in relation to Collective Investment Schemes. Others EWCA Civ 681: Successfully resisting an appeal, as to the validity of the substitution a principal employer and consequent questions as to whether subsequent deeds were validly executed by the correct employer company.